The X-Men actress and the Crossing Jordan actor say they "couldn't be happier"

By Ulrica Wihlborg
Updated September 20, 2005 03:00 PM

Model-actress Rebecca Romijn and actor Jerry O’Connell are engaged, their reps confirm to PEOPLE.

The pair were engaged Saturday in New York.

“We couldn’t be happier and are looking forward to the next chapter of our lives,” the couple said in a joint statement.

Romijn, 32, and O’Connell, 31, were first spotted together last September in Los Angeles, taking in an Al Green concert and checking out a local deli, PEOPLE reported at the time.

“I’ve had a great year with my boyfriend: I fell in love and had a lot of romantic dinners,” Romijn told the magazine in July.

The actress was married to Full House star John Stamos for 5 1/2 years. They split up in April 2004, and their divorce was finalized in March.

O’Connell, 31, stars in the NBC medical crime drama, Crossing Jordan. He also has appeared in the films Stand by Me and Jerry Maguire. Romijn’s credits include the X-Men franchise, and she worked with O’Connell on two new movies: Man About Town and The Alibi.