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Ryan Phillippe Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Paulina Slagter

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    In this file photo, Ryan Phillippe, left, and Paulina Slagter arrive at The People Magazine Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    Ryan Phillippe liked it, so he put a ring on it.

    The 41-year-old actor is engaged to his 25-year-old girlfriend Paulina Slagter after dating for four years, E! News confirmed. While no details on how the proposal went down have been released, a source tells Page Six, who first reported the news, that Phillippe popped the question to the Stanford Law student over the holidays.

    "She's awesome. When people see her they have these judgments because she could be a model but she's about to graduate Stanford Law," Phillippe told Howard Stern back in April. "Also what's great about it--as you get older certain issues become more important to you. I'm very involved in civil rights issues, and so to be with a woman who could actually make an impact in the legal realm--that's a beautiful thing."

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    He added, "It's [serious]. I'm not opposed to [getting married again]."

    The newly engaged pair are currently enjoying the beach and party scene in Miami, grabbing a bite at Seaspice in Miami today ahead of his appearance later this week at the exclusive Five Star New Year's Eve party on Watson Island.

    Phillippe was last famously married to Reese Witherspoon. The former flames have a 16-year-old daughter, Ava, in high school, as well as a 12-year-old son, Deacon, together. In 2007, the duo's divorce was finalized after eight years of marriage.

    He also has a 4-year-old daughter, Kailani, with model-actress Alexis Knapp.

    Congratulations to the two lovebirds!

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