David Hasselhoff Engaged to Girlfriend Hayley Roberts
is set to marry his longtime girlfriend Hayley Roberts. The couple got engaged during a romantic beachside picnic in Malibu, California. In a photo obtained by , Hayley is seen smiling widely with a huge rock on her ring finger.
“I had a saying, ‘You don’t get married because you want to live with someone, you get married because you can’t live without them’. I felt that way,” David tells the mag, “I knew that I was really unhappy without her. I waited to propose because I thought I was too old for her.”
The “” actor continues, “I’ve asked her to marry me before but those times were for fun. This time, it was special and from my heart.”
Hayley shares, “We were both in tears… I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that. I’m still so overwhelmed. I thought he was just joking around at first. He’s asked me before, but it was never for real. Then he pulled out the ring. I cried so hard that he didn’t get around to actually asking, ‘Will you marry me?’ until about ten minutes later.”
“I don’t worry about it,” Hayley says when asked about their age gap, “I don’t want to miss out on being with someone I love because of what might happen down the line.”
David says he was planning to pop up the question during an earlier trip to Maldives. “I’d been carrying the ring around for weeks,” he shares, “It’s visited nine different countries.”
His daughters have been supportive about his relationship with Hayley. “I told my girls what I was going to do, and they were both really supportive,” he says, “It’s tough. No one wants to see their parents split up. But they love Hayley and they’re just happy for me.”
HELLO ! Thanks for all Congratulations to me & Hayley&GUMBALL &2nd season premiere of Hoff The Record on Dave this Friday ! BEST WEEK EVER!
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) May 3, 2016
Congratulations @DavidHasselhoff ! https://t.co/BNGHdiXwY2 pic.twitter.com/JtiF88F112
— HELLO! (@hellomag) May 3, 2016