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Switched at Birth star Katie Leclerc is engaged to Hollywood agent Brian Stuart Habecost.

Katie (who turns 27 on November 6) told People they're thrilled to start this new adventure together. Brian, 29, proposed by decorating their L.A. home with flowers, balloons and a banner that read "Katie will you marry me?" When she saw the sign, she started to cry. Apparently it was a happy cry since, when he got down on his knee to officially propose, she said yes!

Katie currently plays hearing-impaired Daphne Vasquez in the ABC Family series, and she's also had roles on Veronica Mars, The Big Bang Theory, and Fashion House.

Katie isn't deaf, but her hearing is impaired due to one of the symptoms of Meniere’s disease — which causes a disorder of the inner ear that affects hearing and balance. According to SDEntertainer, she was diagnosed with the disease at age 20, but she's been fluent in American Sign Language since she was in high school.

Katie and Brian plan to get married next fall. (See a photo of them together here.) Congrats to the happy couple!

Source: People, SDEntertainer

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