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LI-raised 'Glee' star Jenna Ushkowitz engaged

Jenna Ushkowitz, seen at the 2017 premiere of

Jenna Ushkowitz, seen at the 2017 premiere of Broadway's "Once on This Island," is engaged to David Stanley. Credit: Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

Former "Glee" star and Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Jenna Ushkowitz has announced her engagement to her boyfriend, David Stanley.

"Yes, a million times, yes," the South Korea-born Ushkowitz, 34, who was raised in East Meadow by parents Judi and Brad Ushkowitz, wrote on Instagram Sunday. In an accompanying photo, she displayed her engagement ring as she stood alongside Stanley and held her French bulldog, Bear.

"Yes," Stanley wrote on his own Instagram account, punctuated by three red-heart emoji.

Well-wishers commenting on Ushkowitz's account included singer-actress Demi Lovato, who guest-starred on "Glee" as the girlfriend of Santana Lopez, played by the late Naya Rivera. "DOUBLE SOON TO BE MARRIED ENGAGED COUPLES DATE SOON ASAP," wrote the pop star, who turns 28 this month, referring to her actor fiance Max Ehrich. "[L]ove you! So happy!!! Yesss double date please!!!" responded Ushkowitz. Commenting twice afterward, Lovato added, "I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU … OMG JENNNAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!"

Fellow "Glee" cast-member Harry Shum Jr., who played Mike Chang, also posted congratulations, as did Jericho-born actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Ushkowitz, who attended Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville before going on to graduate from Marymount Manhattan College in 2007, had celebrated her relationship in a June 29 Instagram post, writing: "2 years of getting to know you, traveling, laughing. 2 years of growth, learning about each other, ourselves, our love and 2 years of creating our little family. Can't wait for all the days, months, years to come. Happy anniversary mi amor."

Ushkowitz played the initially goth-looking Tina Cohen-Chang on Fox's 2009-2015 high-school musical series. The character was a member of the vocal group New Directions, graduated and went on to attend Brown University.

The actress' UshkowitzLatimer Productions with partner Ashlee Latimer has produced three Broadway shows, winning a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 2018 for "Once on This Island." 

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