Alec Baldwin to wed yoga instructor love

Actor Alec Baldwin is giving marriage another shot after proposing over the weekend to his 28-year-old yoga instructor girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas.

They began dating last year.

His publicist Matthew Hiltzik made the engagement announcement over Twitter.

Alec, who once starred in a film called The Marrying Man, turns 54 on Tuesday, and an engagement, says Mr Hiltzik, is a "great way to celebrate".

Baldwin was previously married to Kim Basinger. They have a daughter together named Ireland.

He published a book in 2008 called A Promise To Ourselves about his personal experience dealing with divorce and his battle with Basinger over custody of their daughter.