05/04/2011 11:25 am ET | Updated Jul 04, 2011

Henry Cavill Engaged: Superman Actor To Marry Showjumper Ellen Whitaker

She's not Lois Lane, but on the plus side, Superman star Henry Cavill's new fiance may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Cavill, who will star in director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot "Man of Steel," asked British showjumper Ellen Whitaker to be his wife, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

"I couldn't believe it when he asked me to marry him. I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday. It was such a surprise and I am so happy," Whitaker told the paper.

She's certainly joining the Cavill family at the right time; Henry, who will co-star with an all-star cast including Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent, and Michael Shannon as evil General Zod.

Before he dons the blue tights, Cavill will next appear in "Immortals," a Greek action flick.

For more, click over to the Belfast Telegraph.

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