Dennis Quaid, 65, CONFIRMS engagement to PhD student Laura Savoie, 26
Dennis Quaid, 65, reveals he proposed to PhD student Laura Savoie, 26, while she was taking a selfie on romantic Hawaiian getaway
Dennis Quaid, 65, has popped the question to his girlfriend, Laura Savoie, 26.
The Parent Trap actor confirmed the news on Monday and revealed he had been planning the private proposal for a month-and-a-half.
The 65-year-old got down on one knee in Oahu, Hawaii, at sunset last week, after first going public with the PhD student just five months ago.
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She said yes! Dennis Quaid confirmed he was engaged to PhD student, Laura Savoie, 26, on Monday and dished on his private proposal in Turtle Bay, Hawaii
‘It happened on the very northernmost point of Oahu, at Turtle Bay. It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise,’ he told Extra while promoting his new movie, Midway.
‘I had the ring in my pocket… It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan… I wanted it to be private,’ he confessed adding the proposal took place at sunset.
And while he had been planning to get down on one knee since early September, it all came down a particular moment when Laura was trying to take a couple selfie.
New accessory! Laura flashed her diamond sparkler at the Midway premiere in Hawaii on Sunday evening
Beach proposal: ‘It happened on the very northernmost point of Oahu, at Turtle Bay. It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise’
‘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,’ he said.
Sunday evening saw the pair make their first red carpet appearance at the Midway special screening in Hawaii.
Laura stunned in a gorgeous flora and foliage aqua dress and she accessorised with her new diamond sparkler.
It was reported on Saturday that Dennis had popped the question to the 26-year-old old, just five months after going public.
Moving on: Dennis’ new romance with the student comes after he finalized his third divorce in August 2018
Fast love: The Parent Trap star was first pictured with Laura in May before they enjoyed a romantic trip to Italy together over the summer in August (pictured on Friday)
The newly engaged couple were pictured enjoying a romantic getaway to Hawaii on Friday, where they were seen about to go paddle boarding together.
Dennis’ new romance with the student comes after he finalized his third divorce in August 2018.
The Parent Trap star was first pictured with Laura in May before they enjoyed a romantic trip to Italy together over the summer in August.
Before the student, Dennis was dating 32-year-old model, Santa Auzina – following his split from wife, Kimberly Quaid [nee: Buffington], 46. They were last pictured together in December 2018.
Over: Dennis and Kimberly were first married in 2004 before they officially called it quits in 2016
Dennis and Kimberly were first married in 2004 before they officially called it quits in 2016.
Kimberly was the one to file for divorce and cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reasoning.
According to court documents obtained at the time, she requested spousal support as well. The pair share joint custody of their 11-year-old twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, but Kimberly was reported 75 per cent of their time.
Prior to the final split, the pair had previously separated and filed for divorce in 2012 and 2013.
As for Laura, she was previously in a high profile relationship with Entourage star, Jeremy Piven, 54, while she was an undergraduate at Los Angeles’ Pepperdine University.
A decade long love: Dennis’ second marriage was to Meg Ryan, 57. The pair wed in 1991 and split ten years later in 2001 (pictured 1996)
The bride-to-be hails from St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to graduate with her PhD from the University of Texas in Austin in 2021.
The Intruder star was awarded his Austin, Texas, home following his divorce from Kimberly – perhaps where he met Laura.
Dennis’ second marriage was to Meg Ryan, 57. The pair wed in 1991 and split ten years later in 2001.
Together, they welcomed son, Jack Quaid, 27, born in 1992, who made his film debut as Marvel in The Hunger Games.
Meg announced her engagement to John Millencamp on November 8, 2018. The pair have been dating since 2010.
Dennis was also married to German born American actress, Pamela Jayne Soles, 69.
First-born: Meg Ryan and Dennis welcomed son, Jack Quaid, 27, born in 1992, who made his film debut as Marvel in The Hunger Games (pictured in 2017)
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