UPDATE: Phoenix, and his publicist, have both confirmed that he is not actually getting married, and that he made the following story up.

Often, particularly colorful characters take to the various late shows to flex the full range of their unique spirit, just for funsies. Joaquin Phoenix looked to be going down that precise path on last night’s ‘Late Show,’ actively imitating himself learning yoga, calling his more personal bits "Julio Igelasias," and just generally having a good time. Host David Letterman looked nervous, but Phoenix looked relaxed, and that might be why Phoenix’s good-time appearance took a serious turn when the ‘Inherent Vice’ star announced his engagement on air.

The story might sound as if it’s taking a weird turn, but surprisingly, it’s all sort of the same story. Just trust us.

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