Gawker’s Nick Denton Put a Ring on It

The happy couple. (Photo via Nick Denton).

The happy couple. (Photo via Nick Denton).

Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton is engaged, reports Confidenti@al, the Daily News gossip page. Mr. Denton proposed to his actor boyfriend, Derrence Washington, over the weekend, and they are planning on a wedding next May in upstate New York.

The Gawker owner also updated his Facebook page this morning to reflect his new relationship status.

“This is the one event even I wouldn’t gossip about,” Mr. Denton told Confidenti@l. “Nobody else compares. You know how guys wrestle with marriage, with all the possibilities they’re giving up. I’m not giving up anything.”

But this is not the first time that Mr. Denton expressed his desire to tie the knot.

“Yeah, I do [want to get married],” Mr. Denton told New York magazine back in 2011. “I think straight couples have a schedule: You’re together for two years and then there’s the ‘where is this going?’ question, which wouldn’t necessarily be good for everyone, but I think it’s pretty healthy for relationships, for there to be a presumption that there is a decision to be made.”

Guess Mr. Denton made that decision. Mazel tovs all around.