Dennis Quaid, 65, confirmed his engagement to 26-year-old Laura Savoie on October 21 after proposing to her in Hawaii. The former pair, who were together for a little over two years, began dating after the actor split from his wife, Kimberly Buffington in 2016.
The 65-year-old "A Dog's Journey" actor and 26-year-old Ph.D. student Laura Savoie were first seen together in May of this year while having a meal in West Hollywood, California, and it was believed to be the first day of their dating days.
"I had the ring in my pocket", gushed Quaid to the outlet.
"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", Dennis added. It was very much a surprise, ' he told Extra while promoting his new movie, Midway.
It was reported on Saturday that Dennis had popped the question to the 26-year-old old, just five months after going public. His third marriage was to Kimberly Quaid from 2004 to 2018. They were previously photographed together in late August while vacationing in Lake Como, Italy.
Dennis Quaid is officially engaged.
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.
Savoie, who is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, is now working towards her Ph.D.in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin and expects to graduate in 2021.
"After careful consideration, we have made a decision to end our 12-year marriage", the pair, who share two 8-year-old twins, Thomas and Zoe, said. Quaid also shared 11-year-old twins, Zoe and Thomas, with Kimberly.
Laura's a grad student at the University of Texas. Quaid also shares son, Jack, 27, with his ex-wife, Meg Ryan, from whom he got divorced after 10 years of marriage in 2001. He then Wednesday Meg Ryan in 1991, before divorcing in 2001.