Cheryl Hines Reveals What It's Like to Join the Kennedy Family

PHOTO: Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. attend 2012 Riverkeepers Annual Fishermens Ball at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, April 26, 2012, New York City.Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attend the 2012 Riverkeeper's Annual Fishermen's Ball at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, April 26, 2012, New York City.

Cheryl Hines is poised to marry into the closest thing this country has to royalty.

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Robert F Kennedy Jr. popped the question early last month and his new fiancee told People magazine earlier this week that she was actually "surprised" when he proposed.

"It's very sweet. There are a lot of people that are excited about it," the 48-year-old actress said. "It feels great because you know you're going to be with the person you really like to be with for a very long time."

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The two have been together about two years, but details of when they will tie the knot are still up in the air.

"We're trying to get all the kids graduated from school, on to college, that sort of thing," Hines told the magazine. "We're getting ready for summer. Lots of sailing and swimming and lots of activities. Everyone moves together as a group. It's a little bit of chaos at times. But it's great."

Hines also touched on becoming one of the Kennedy clan.

"I come from a big family, and the Kennedys are a big family. It feels natural," the "Suburgatory" actress said. "When I met them, they were all very genuine and gracious. I was surprised. I didn't know what to expect or who they are. They're the most generous people I've ever met."