Former 'Degrassi' Star Lauren Collins Engaged

Canadian actress Lauren Collins got a very special surprise on her 30th birthday on Tuesday — a marriage proposal!

The former Degrassi star’s boyfriend, actor Jonathan Malen, chose her milestone birthday to pop the question.

Collins quickly shared a photo of the happy couple on social media. “When your birthday party turns into your engagement party,” she wrote.

Malen, 29, is a Toronto-based actor who has had roles in TV series like The Mist and Republic of Doyle as well as movies like House at the End of the Street and Mean Girls.

He and Collins were both in the made-in-Toronto movies Take The Lead and Charlie Bartlett – and in the same episode of The Strain that aired in July.

Collins is best known for playing Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi: The Next Generation but has been in a string of films and TV shows. She is also a writer and producer.