Corey Feldman is engaged!
The former child actor and mainstay of beloved ’80s movies like The Goonies and Stand by Me proposed to his longtime girlfriend Courtney Anne on last weekend as they celebrated their 4th anniversary, Feldman reveals exclusively to PEOPLE.
The pair were in Palm Springs at Two Bunch Palms Resort when Feldman popped the question with a middle school-style adorable note.
The 45-year-old shares the exciting news with PEOPLE saying, “I was of course a bit nervous, as any man will admit, you never truly know what a woman is thinking. So as much as I assumed she would be happy and say ‘yes,’ there’s always that insecure part of my brain that regresses immediately to my childhood and thought maybe not.”
“So I kinda chickened out and did a written proposal by writing a note with two check boxes, one for yes and the other for no,” he continued. “Of course there was a ring in there with the note. Luckily she said ‘yes!’ “
As for his 27-year-old fiancée’s reaction, “She was very surprised, excited and started crying. She was surprised because we had both been so anti-marriage since we met. But seeing as she’s Canadian and with [Donald] Trump coming in, we didn’t want to risk being separated by new immigration laws.”
The musician and actor went on to add, “We both know that we make a good team, and don’t want to be separated for any reason. So this is the best decision to protect our relationship.”
Feldman also revealed a few wedding details surrounding his upcoming nuptials.
“We are planning a small, secret wedding just for family, very soon,” he says. “We will likely have a big public wedding for friends and media to attend within a year.”
Feldman, who is a proud father to his son Zen, 12, with ex-wife Susie Sprague, admits that adding more kids into his family is a distant thought.
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“I have always said I wanna make sure I get it right the first time, and [that] Zen comes out perfectly, well balanced, before I even think about taking on any more responsibility,” the ’80s teen heartthrob says.
“Courtney is young and she has a career in modeling and music, she would rather keep her body in good shape for now,” Feldman adds. “She’s getting good practice with Zen. If we ever were to choose that option it would be much further down the road. Paul McCartney style.”