The Hoff is off…the MARKET.
David Hasselhoff popped the question to his girlfriend Hayley Roberts after nearly five years of dating, reports Hello! Magazine. And there are a couple weird things about this engagement, though most of it is cute. Sure, there’s the 27 year age gap (which isn’t surprising) but then there’s the fact that she has the same name as his daughter (creepy) and he asked her “jokingly” a couple times to marry him? Confused. Anyhow, The Hoff surprised Roberts at a beachside picnic in Malibu, and she said yes. People reports:
“We were both in tears … I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that,” Roberts told Hello! of the romantic gesture. “I’m still overwhelmed.
The actor admitted that he mulled over the decision to propose or not due to their 27-year age gap, but ultimately decided their love was strong enough to withstand any obstacles.
“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,’ ” he said. “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.”
But Roberts said their age gap never bothered her. “I don’t worry about it. I don’t want to miss out on being with someone I love because of what might happen down the line.”
And when the big moment finally came, Roberts said it took her a few minutes to grasp what was really happening.
“I thought he was just joking around at first,” she said. “He’s asked me before, but it was never for real. 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 ten minutes later.”
“I’ve asked her to marry me before but those times were for fun,” added Hasselhoff. “This time, it was special and from my heart.”
The actor acknowledged the engagement on Twitter, thanking his fans for their well-wishes.
This will mark Hasselhoff’s third marriage, which is another thing that isn’t surprising. He was married to singer Catherine Hickland from 1984-1989 and that same year he tied the knot with Pamela Bach in 1989, but divorced in ’96. He’s been stag for a while now, though he does have to daughters (with Bach): Hayley, 23, and Taylor, 25.
This seems…very Hasslehoffian. The age, the weird joke proposals, all of it. But hey, if the dude’s happy, he’s happy. Maybe she’ll give him enough confidence to knock it off with the plastic surgery?