Dennis Quaid 65 is engaged to 26-year-old Laura Savoie his ‘Parent Trap’ fiancée reacts
Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie got engaged after a rather overwhelming proposal, the actor shared with Extra shortly after the sunset ask.
“It happened on the very northernmost point of Oahu, at Turtle Bay,” Quaid said. “It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise.”
Equipped with the ring in his pocket, Quaid said he wanted the moment “to be private,” noting his proposal was “kind of a month-and-a-half plan.”
And Savoie, who is 26 and working on her Ph.D. at the University of Texas, according to Extra and People, was apparently stunned. According to the outlets, the pair has been together for months.
“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, ”Quaid, 65, recalled to Extra.
His proposal even got a quip from actress Elaine Hendrix, Quaid’s onscreen fiancée from the classic 1998 romantic comedy “The Parent Trap.”
Hendrix played Meredith Blake, a 26-year-old gold-digging publicist engaged to Quaid’s Nick Parker (but not for long, thanks to his meddling twin daughters).
“Watch out for those twins,” she tweeted, referring to identical long-lost sisters Hallie Parker and Annie James, who were both played by Lindsay Lohan.
This will be the fourth marriage for Quaid, who was previously married to Kimberly Quaid (2004-2018), Meg Ryan (1991-2001) and P.J. Soles (1978-1983).