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Comrie took precaution for proposal

, Last Updated: 10:12 AM ET

Oilers forward Mike Comrie asked singer/actress Hilary Duff's parents for her hand in marriage just minutes before he proposed -- because he didn't want to risk spoiling the surprise.

Duff is so close to her mother Susan, Comrie feared the special moment would be ruined if he had spoken to her mother and father weeks in advance.

"He knew better than to do that," Duff said. "He did call my mom. He went to go get us a glass of wine because we were going to watch the sun go down and he called my mom like, a half hour before he did it (proposed), so there would be no way of it slipping out because we're pretty close so it would've been hard to keep it a secret."

The couple became engaged in February after three years of dating.


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