Bob The Bachelor Guiney and All My Children star Rebecca Budig get engaged

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated May 25, 2004 04:10 PM

Forget winning a Daytime Emmy. All My Children star Rebecca Budig showed up to last Friday’s awards ceremony with some even better news: She got engaged to her boyfriend, The Bachelor star Bob Guiney, the night before.

Now come further details: TV’s Extra reports that Bob presented Rebecca with a two-carat diamond ring that he co-designed, and the couple will flash it together on Wednesday’s edition of The View, according to Guiney’s Web site.

No wedding date has been announced.

Guiney was last in the news when ABC tried to thwart his singing career by preventing him from releasing a new CD, though he has yet to establish himself as a musical star.

Budig, meanwhile, continues to shine after five years as Greenlee Smythe du Pres on All My Children. She also now hosts Full Frontal Fashion on the WE cable network.

Both the future bride and groom hail from the Midwest: she from near Cincinnati, and he from the Detroit metropolitan area.

Not to throw cold water on the match, but last December, Bob’s choice from The Bachelor, Estella Gardinier, told PEOPLE that Bob broke up with her via a telephone call after they had attended Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter’s December wedding together. “He’s not the person I thought he was,” said Estella.

But by February, Guiney and Budig went public with their romance, with the actress admitting to PEOPLE, “I couldn’t be happier.”