Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid, 65, engaged to partner, 26

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid has announced he is engaged to his 26-year-old girlfriend Laura Savoie.

The 65-year-old star of films including The Parent Trap and The Day After Tomorrow popped the question to PhD student Savoie after several months of dating.

Quaid told US showbiz outlet Extra he proposed in Hawaii.

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HONOLULU, HAWAII - OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Dennis Quaid and fiancee Laura Savoie arrive at the "Midway" Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on October 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Dennis Quaid sighting at Global House on April 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Dennis Quaid on the Today Show. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Actor Dennis Quaid discusses 'Fortitude' with the Build Series at Build Studio on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Dennis Quaid visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Jemima Kirke and Dennis Quaid -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 18: Actor and recording artist Dennis Quaid of Dennis Quaid & The Sharks performs during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXIII at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 18, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
Actor Dennis Quaid (R) visits Sandra Bernhard's 'Sandyland' on SiriusXM's 'RadioAndy' at SiriusXM Studios on January 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Dennis Quaid -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, January 23 included Dennis Quaid ('A Dog's Purpose'), Bill Burr ('Walk Your Way Out' comedy special) and musical guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) DENNIS QUAID
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Actors Cary Elwes, Christian Cooke and Dennis Quaid attend Sony's Crackle 'The Art Of More' Rings The New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange on November 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Dennis Quaid (L) and Santa Auzina attend 'The Art Of More' Season 2 Premiere at Museum Of Arts And Design on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Cary Elwes, Dennis Quaid, and Christian Cooke attend The Build Series to discuss 'The Art Of More' at AOL HQ on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: Molly Shannon and Dennis Quaid backstage during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Monday, November 7, 2016 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Christian Cooke, Dennis Quaid, Elvis Mitchell and Cary Elwes attend the Film Independent at LACMA screening and Q&A of 'The Art Of More' at LACMA on October 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: Dennis Quaid, Faye Dorn and Richard Dormer attend Photocall for 'Fortitude 2' as part of MIPCOM at Palais des Festivals on October 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Actor Dennis Quaid attends a career retrospective for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations at SAG Foundation Actors Center on October 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 17: Dennis Quaid and guest attends MIPCOM Opening Party at Martinez Hotel on October 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
HONOLULU, HAWAII - OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Dennis Quaid and fiancee Laura Savoie arrive at the "Midway" Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on October 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment)
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"It happened on the very northernmost point of Oahu, at Turtle Bay. It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise," he said.

"I had the ring in my pocket... It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan... I wanted it to be private.

"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."

Quaid, who was in Hawaii on the weekend promoting his latest film Midway, has reportedly been dating Savoie, a student at the University of Texas, since the summer.

He has previously been married three times, to actresses PJ Soles and Meg Ryan and estate agent Kimberly Buffington.

Quaid has three children, including the actor Jack Quaid, his only child with Ryan.

Following news of the proposal, Quaid's The Parent Trap co-star Elaine Hendrix made a quip related to the film.

Hendrix played Quaid's on-screen fiancee in the classic 1998 film, but their relationship is doomed by his meddling twin daughters, both played by Lindsay Lohan.

"Watch out for those twins," Hendrix tweeted.

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