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Kings of Leon Bassist Engaged

May 4, 2012

Jennifer Chancellor

It's official. All four members of rock act Kings of Leon are now taken.

KoL bassist Jared Followill is engaged to Martha Patterson, 21, the band's rep confirmed to People magazine.

"Yes, it's true!" a rep for the band also told Us Weekly on Wednesday. "Jared proposed to Martha on April 11 at his home in Nashville, and we're all excited for the newly engaged couple."

Always joking even when he's not, Followill confirmed via Twitter, "It's true! I'm engaged! CANNOT wait to finally lose my virginity."

The 25-year-old proposed at his Nashville home. The pair have been dating several months, and the rocker custom designed "a 4-carat cushion-cut diamond set on a diamond-covered band," Us Weekly reported.

There is no word on the wedding date, reported Rolling Stone.

KoL's latest documentary, "Talihina Sky," is named for the small Oklahoma town where bandmates and family members spent much of their time while growing up.

Source: (c)2012 Tulsa World (Tulsa, Okla.)

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