The actor’s dog Cash was in on the romantic proposal

By Monica Rizzo
October 10, 2012 08:00 PM

The Mentalist’s Owain Yeoman and his girlfriend, jewelry designer Gigi Yallouz, are engaged.

“We are both thrilled to be engaged and set to marry in Malibu in June 2013,” Yeoman, 34, tells PEOPLE.

In an “only in Los Angeles” scenario, the couple met earlier this year at an intersection. “Our cars pulled up opposite each other at a traffic light on Crescent Heights! We started dating after exchanging numbers,” he says, noting that asking for her hand in marriage was tricky.

“It was quite a challenge picking out the ring as she is a jewelry designer after all,” Yeoman says of the 2.5 carat flower setting, “which Gigi adores!”

Once the ring was selected, Yeoman enlisted the help of his French bulldog, Cash, to ask for 27-year-old Yallouz’s hand in marriage.

“I proposed at home by making a candlelit path of 500 rose petals to where Cash was holding a sign in his mouth saying ‘Will You Marry Him?’ ” Yeoman says, laughing. “It took me quite some time to arrange before he understood that he wasn’t supposed to eat the sign!”

This is the second marriage for Yeoman, who was previously married to actress Lucy Davis.