'Making a Muderer's Steven Avery Is Engaged


After eight months of dating, Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery and Las Vegas legal secretary Lynn Hartman are engaged, Avery's lawyer confirms to (opens in new tab)Us Weekly (opens in new tab).

"Steven Avery's engagement to Lynn is one bright spot in an otherwise unbelievably tragic and unfair life story," Kathleen Zellner, who is handling Avery's wrongful conviction case, said in a statement. "Cheers to both of them."

According to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), the happy couple had only exchanged letters and phone calls until they finally met IRL just last week when she visited him at Waupun Correctional Institute in Waupun, Wisconsin.

"She's going to be my future wife," Avery said to the Mail. "We'll be laughing forever. I'm happy. She treats me decent, she loves me. She's kind of spoiling me right now. I just want to be happy and enjoy my life. I think I did enough time."

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.