Drew Peterson, the former police sergeant suspected in the disappearance of his wife is engaged to be married again, his publicist said today.
The 54-year-old Peterson proposed within the last week after dating the woman for about four months, spokesman Glenn Selig said.
The woman is 23 — the same age as Stacy Peterson when she disappeared in October 2007. Selig wouldn't provide any details about the woman and Peterson wouldn't comment.
The engagement was first reported in a news release Wednesday morning by Derek Armstrong, the author of a book about Peterson.
Peterson claims his wife left him for another man. He has met with an attorney to discuss filing for divorce on grounds of abandonment. But he and Stacy Peterson are still legally married.
"Oh my God, I’m speechless," Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for Stacy Peterson's family told FOXNews.com when informed of Drew Peterson's engagement. "History repeats itself, so I imagine that that’s the same situation he had before: He’d be involved with somebody when he was getting rid of the one before."
This marks the fifth time Peterson has gotten engaged. And it's apparently not the first time there's been an overlap in his courtships.
"This is not uncommon for Drew," Selig told FOXNews.com. "When he was married to Kathleen still, he was in the process of divorcing Kathleen when he proposed to Stacy. He’s done this before and, you know, he seems very happy."