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Who is Anne Cline? Actress Taryn Manning gets engaged to musician girlfriend

Fans found out about Anne Cline and Taryn Manning only after photos of them walking dogs together surfaced earlier this year
UPDATED JUN 14, 2021
Anne Cline recently proposed to her girlfriend Taryn Manning (Instagram/Anne  Cline, Taryn Manning)
Anne Cline recently proposed to her girlfriend Taryn Manning (Instagram/Anne Cline, Taryn Manning)

'Orange is The New Black' actress Taryn Manning got engaged to her girlfriend Anne Cline on Friday, June 11, 2021, after the singer-songwriter proposed to her in the middle of a performance. In one of the most romantic proposals, Cline bent down on her knee and pulled out a ring box to Manning, who appeared to be overwhelmed. Eventually, the couple sealed it with a kiss as she said 'YES'. "It was the easiest YES I ever said!" Manning later revealed to TMZ. 

The 42-year-old actress, who had said in 2017 that she was not gay, has been with her girlfriend for quite a while now. However, both of them preferred to keep their relationship under wraps. Her fans found out about the duo only after photos of them walking dogs together surfaced earlier in 2021. Neither Manning nor Cline has issued any official statement about the engagement, but a video of the proposal obtained by TMZ is enough to confirm the same. Manning and Cline join the long list of celebrities who have gotten engaged recently, including Frankie Grande and Hale Leon, Sierra Deaton and Luke Hemmings.


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Who is Anne Cline?

Anne Cline is a 28-year-old singer-songwriter hailing from Georgia, who is nearly 15 years younger than her fiancée Taryn Manning. It is unclear exactly when they started dating or how long they have been together. However, judging by Cline's romantic proposal and Manning's emotional reaction to the same, it can be said for certain that the couple is very much in love. 


Cline calls herself a full-time musician, who leads a band called 'Cline Street'. She covers artists such as Alanis Morissette, Jewel, The Cranberries, Stevie Knicks, among others. Cline prefers a wide range of genres from '90s folk-rock to alternative pop. "From beatboxing, looping, jumping from the keys back to the guitar, to making (realistic) trumpet noises with her mouth-and, doing all of this by herself. She will leave you in awe, not to mention very entertained!" reads the description on her website

In the past few years, Cline has made a name for herself by opening for famous artists like Miranda Lambert, Phillip Phillips, Cole Swindell and Puddle of Mudd. 


While proposing to Manning, Cline got off the stage in the middle of her musical performance and took her girlfriend by surprise with the sudden gesture. They were cheered on by the audience around as Manning took some time to regain her composure and say 'Yes'. It now remains to be seen whether the couple has any plans to tie the knot in the near future.