Friday 23 February 2018

David Hasselhoff reveals picnic proposal to girlfriend Hayley Roberts

David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts are engaged
David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts are engaged

Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff is engaged to his Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts.

The 63-year-old revealed he asked Roberts, 36, to marry him with a romantic proposal during a beachside picnic in Malibu.

The Hollywood star, also known as The Hoff, met Roberts while he was a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

He told Hello!: "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. I knew that I was really unhappy without her. I waited to propose because I thought I was too old for her."

Roberts recalled the emotional moment and said they were both in tears.

She said: "I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that. I'm still so overwhelmed."

Knight Rider star Hasselhoff has jokingly proposed to her a few times during their five-year relationship.

"I thought he was just joking around at first. He's asked me before, but it was never for real," she recalled.

"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 10 minutes later."

She added that their 27-year age gap does not worry her.

"I don't want to miss out on being with someone I love because of what might happen down the line," she told Hello!.

This will be Hasselhoff's third marriage. He has two daughters, Hayley and Taylor-Ann, from his previous marriage to actress Pamela Bach.

:: Read the full article in Hello!, out now.

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