Patton Oswalt and new fiancée Meredith Salenger had something to say to people who criticized their engagement


Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger are speaking out in defense of their engagement.

According to PEOPLE, the couple faced harsh critism after announcing their engagement on social media last week. Apparently, some social media users believe the news comes too soon after the sudden death of Oswalt's wife, Michelle McNamara.

Sharing an article written by blogger Erica Roman that defended the couple, Oswalt wrote on Facebook, "This is so amazing. And SO well-written. I expected some bitter grub worms to weigh in (anonymously, always always always) with their much-needed opinions when I announced my engagement last week. And I decided to ignore them. But yeah, I felt this rage. And Erica articulated it better than I could have ever hoped. So there you go. Thank you, Erica."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' season 2 held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' season 2 held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt arrive at the Premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' Season 2 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kathryn Page/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: (L-R) Actress Meredith Salenger and actor/comedian Patton Oswalt attend the Premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' Season 2 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt arrive at the Premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' Season 2 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kathryn Page/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actors Meredith Salenger (L) and Patton Oswalt arrive at the premiere of 'Baby Driver' at Ace Hotel on June 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Salenger also shared kind words in response to Roman's post.

"Everyone has been so lovely to us... ALL of Michelle's siblings and friends and family... a few trolls have strong opinions," she wrote. "But I think for Patton, having met and found love after over a year of intense therapy and openly grieving and dealing with his pain...I am grateful to be the one who helps him climb out of the depths of grief and find some joy again. And most of all... Alice is happy and feels loved."

"I have waited 47 years to find true love," Salenger continued. "Creating our family unit while honoring the brilliant gift Michelle has given me will be my life's goal and happiness. I am deeply in love with both Patton and Alice and very much looking forward to a beautiful happy life having adventures together."

Roman, who became a widow at the age of 27, blasted critics, writing, "You aren't entitled to an opinion. You don't get to comment on the choices of a widower while you sit happily next to your own living spouse. You didn't have to stand and watch your mundane morning turn into your absolute worst nightmare," Roman wrote. "Go back to scrolling Facebook and keep your ignorance to yourself."

McNamara died in April 2016 from complications from an undiagnosed heart condition and prescription drugs. Oswalt and Salenger went public with their romance in June 2017.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Patton Oswalt and wife attends the 'Young Adult' world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Patton Oswalt and wife Michelle Eileen McNamara attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 3rd annual Governors Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Comedian Patton Oswalt (R) and wife Michelle Eileen McNamara attend the LACMA inaugural Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Patton Oswalt and Michelle McNamara attend the 'Young Adult' world premiere after party at the Hudson Terrace on December 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Patton Oswalt (R) and Michelle Eileen McNamara arrive at LACMA's Art And Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood And John Baldessari at LACMA on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Patton Oswalt (L) and Michelle Eileen McNamara attend LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)
Michelle McNamara and Patton Oswalt during The World Premiere of Disney/Pixar's 'Ratatouille' at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calfornia, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Disney Pictures)
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