Matthew Morrison & Renee Puente

‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison proposes to Renee Puente – Elton John announces the news

The 34-year-old actor's close friends Sir Elton John and David Furnish announced the happy news on stage at their White Tie and Tiara Ball in London on Thursday, according to JustJared.

Matthew - who is best known for playing Will Schuester on 'Glee' - recently revealed he can't wait to marry Renee but admitted they may wait a few years before starting a family.

Asked if he wants to marry the singer/songwriter, he said: "I hope so, then maybe working on kids. Who knows? I've always wanted to have children, but when the holidays are here and I'm around kids more, I'm like, do I really want a kid?

"It's great to be able to enjoy them and then I'm like, okay, bye! Although when I'm 80 years old, I'm going to want kids and grandkids. That would be awesome."

Matthew also revealed he would much rather spend an evening rustling up a romantic meal in the kitchen with Renee than chatting to strangers at showbiz parties.

He said: "In a business sense, it's important to be seen at some of [the parties] and speak with people you could work with in the future. But I'd much rather be at home with Renee.

"We love to cook, there's something about preparing a meal where you get to enjoy your creations together."