Switched at Birth actress Katie Leclerc is headed to the altar.
Leclerc, who stars as hearing-impaired Daphne Vasquez on the ABC Family series, is engaged to marry her boyfriend, real-estate agent Brian Stuart Habecost.
“We are thrilled to start our life together,” Leclerc, who turns 27 on Wednesday, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “We can’t wait to combine families and start the adventure together.”
Habecost, 29, recently popped the question by decorating their entire Los Angeles home with flowers, balloons and a banner that said, “Katie will you marry me?”
When she walked into the house, she saw the sign and immediately started to cry. Soon he got down on bended knee and proposed.
The couple plan to marry next fall.
The third season of ABC Family’s Peabody Award-winning drama series, “Switched At Birth,” begins Monday, January 13, 8:00PM – 9:00PM ET/PT. Senior year means big changes for Bay and Daphne, as the Carlton School for the Deaf receives an influx of hearing students who are not happy to be there. Daphne begins working at a free clinic as part of her probation from the Senator Coto blackmail scandal, and Bay takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls’ field hockey, and the parents face the specter of the impending empty nest in unexpected ways. RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Max Adler (“Glee”), Sandra Bernhard (“Roseanne”), and Alec Mapa (“Ugly Betty”) will guest star in the premiere episode and recur throughout the season. ABC Family will air a special “Switched At Birth” marathon on Monday, January 13, from 12:00PM – 8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the premiere.
A big update to the Katie Leclerc Fan Gallery with the caps from “The Confession.”
New updates to the Katie Leclerc Fan Gallery from the AMAZING Switched at Birth Season Finale.