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Baldwin (54) to marry yoga teacher half his age

30 ROCK actor Alec Baldwin is engaged to marry his 28-year-old girlfriend.

Baldwin, who celebrates his 54th birthday today, proposed over the weekend in New York to Hilaria Thomas, a yoga teacher he has been publicly dating for about a year.

His spokesman Matthew Hiltzik spilled the beans last night: "Yes, it's true! Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend and we're all excited for the newly engaged couple.

"Alec's birthday is tomorrow - great way to celebrate!"


Baldwin met Thomas, a former Latin ballroom dancer, about a year ago and has stepped out with her at the 2011 Tony Awards in New York and other red carpet events. The couple also exchange regular messages on Twitter.

Baldwin, who has won multiple awards for playing egotistical television executive Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, was previously married to actress Kim Basinger for eight years, but the union ended in a bitter divorce in 2002.