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Emmy Rossum hints at secret marriage

The star's pal appeared to let slip the news as she celebrated Sam Esmail's Primetime Emmy nomination.

Actress Emmy Rossum has sparked rumours she is secretly married after reposting a congratulatory message from her Shameless co-star Shanola Hampton.

Emmy became engaged to her writer/director boyfriend Sam Esmail last August (15) after two years of dating.

However, the couple is speculated to already be husband and wife after Shanola sent a telling tweet on Thursday (14Jul16), as Esmail celebrated landing his first Primetime Emmy Awards nomination for his work on Mr. Robot, which earned a total of six nods.

Rossum expressed her joy at her man's achievement on social media, taking to Twitter to write, "So so so proud of you @samesmail !!!!"

Her close pal Shanola also sent her best wishes to 38-year-old Sam, but appeared to reveal that he and 29-year-old Emmy had quietly tied the knot in her celebratory tweet.

"To the genius that is @samesmail," she began, "CONGRATS on marrying my girl @emmyrossum, oh and on SIX #EmmyNominations!"

Rossum did not comment directly on the marriage reference, but shared the message on her Twitter page and replied with a smiley face emoji.

Esmail is personally nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, while Mr. Robot will also compete for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for Rami Malek, Outstanding Music Composition for Mac Quayle, Outstanding Casting, and Outstanding Sound Mixing.

Rossum and Esmail met when he directed the actress in 2014 romantic comedy/drama Comet.

The Phantom of the Opera star was previously married to music executive Justin Siegel, but they split in 2010 after almost two years together.

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