Joaquin Phoenix Reveals He’s Not Actually Engaged After Announcing He’s Engaged on ‘Letterman’

Joaquin Phoenix, you are so confusing.

Joaquin Phoenix announced his engagement last night (Dec. 08, 2014) on Late Show with David Letterman. He told David Letterman he fell in love with his yoga instructor girlfriend after attempting a position called “harnessing the hog.”

The actor recalled his first meeting with his yoga instructor. “First we do these breathing exercises and I go, ‘I can do this,’ ” he told David, “And then she says we are going to get in the first position – the ‘harnessing of the hog.’ They have like all these weird animal names.” The 67-year-old host then responded, “That’s a carnival ride, that’s not yoga.”

Watch the announcement below.

But wait, not so fast.

Hours after telling late-night host David Letterman on Monday, Dec. 8, that he was engaged, the eccentric actor appeared on Good Morning America, where he revealed that he made the whole thing up.

GMA tweeted that Joaquin is not engaged and simply wanted to “spice up his ‘story’ a little bit” to make himself seem more interesting.


Just to make sure that we know he was kidding, he also confirmed the story to the Independent. Thanks for that Joaquin.