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Dennis Quaid has popped the question to his girlfriend – who is 39 years younger than him.

Dennis Quaid, 65, engaged to Laura Savoie, 26 – and even his Parent Trap co-star is throwing shade

Parent Trap star Dennis Quaid has announced he’s engaged to his much-younger girlfriend of several months.

Dennis Quaid is officially engaged.

Dennis Quaid, 65, engaged to Laura Savoie, 26
Dennis Quaid, 65, engaged to Laura Savoie, 26

The 65-year-old actor proposed to girlfriend Laura Savoie, 26, after several months of dating, the star has confirmed to Extra.

“I had the ring in my pocket,” gushed Quaid to the outlet. “It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan — I wanted it to be private.”

The Parent Trap actor revealed he waited for the perfect sunset to pop the question.

“She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, ‘Will you marry me?’ And then she fell down,” said Quaid.

“It happened on the very northernmost point of Oahu, at Turtle Bay,” he continued. “It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise.”

The newly engaged couple

The couple was first spotted together in May of this year after having dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood. A rep for Quaid did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment at the time.

Previously, Quaid was linked to Santa Auzina, 32. It is believed the pair were last photographed together in December.

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According to People, Ms Savoie graduated as valedictorian from Pepperdine University. During her time at the school, she reportedly dated actor Jeremy Piven.

Us Weekly reported Ms Savoie’s private Instagram account features several pictures of the student with Quaid. The outlet reports that Ms Savoie shared a photo of herself and Quaid kissing and captioned a snap of the duo embracing: “Never been happier.”

People reported that Ms Savoie also received a master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame and is working towards earning a PhD in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin in their McCombs School of Business with an expected 2021 graduation date.

Quaid was previously married to actress PJ Soles from 1978 until 1983, and he famously married Meg Ryan in 1991. The couple had a son, Jack, in 1992 before they announced their separation in 2000 and divorced the following year.

Dennis was previously married to Meg Ryan

After dating model Shanna Moakler for eight months in 2001, Quaid began dating real estate agent Kimberly Buffington and they married in 2004, welcoming twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace via surrogate in 2007.

Dennis and Kimberly’s divorce was finalised last year

 

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