Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is to marry his stunning Welsh girlfriend whom he met during his stint on the judging panel Britain’s Got Talent.
The 63-year-old actor popped the question to Hayley Roberts, 36, during a romantic beachside picnic in Malibu, California, and HELLO! was there to help them celebrate.
"I had a saying, 'You don't get married because you want to live with someone, you get married because you can't live without them'. I felt that way," David told HELLO!: "I knew that I was really unhappy without her. I waited to propose because I thought I was too old for her."
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David Hasselhoff popped the question during a romantic beachside picnic
He added: "I've asked her to marry me before but those times were for fun. This time, it was special and from my heart."
"We were both in tears… I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that. I’m still so overwhelmed," said Hayley, who has been romantically involved with David for five years.
"I thought he was just joking around at first. He's asked me before, but it was never for real. Then he pulled out the ring. I cried so hard that he didn't get around to actually asking, 'Will you marry me?' until about ten minutes later."
Hayley said their age gap doesn't bother her. "I don't worry about it. I don’t want to miss out on being with someone I love because of what might happen down the line."
Twice-divorced David, who had let his daughters Hayley, 23, and Taylor-Ann, 25, in on his plans, had previously said he was reluctant to marry again, but after a difficult few months during which his father died and Hayley had to return to Wales to be with her sister, who needed heart surgery, he changed his mind.
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