• Dennis Quaid engaged to 26-year-old girlfriend, PhD student Laura Savoie

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Dennis Quaid is getting married again.

    The 65-year-old actor confirmed to "Extra" that he proposed to his girlfriend, 26-year-old Laura Savoie, at Turtle Bay, Oahu, in Hawaii.

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    “I had the ring in my pocket. It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan — I wanted it to be private,” Quaid said. “She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, ‘Will you marry me?’ And then she fell down."

    "It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise," he said.

    People reported that the two have been dating for several months now. Quaid was spotted with Savoie, a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas, as early as May, according to the publication.

    This will be the fourth marriage for Quaid, who was previously married to real estate broker Kimberly Buffington. The two married in 2004 and are parents to 11-year-old twins, Thomas and Zoe. They separated in 2016. Their divorce was finalized in 2018.

    Before Buffington, he was married to actress Meg Ryan, with whom he has a 27-year-old son, Jack, from 1991 to 2001. He was married to actress P.J. Soles from 1978 to 1983.

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