'Desperate Housewife' Nicollette Sheridan Gets Engaged

ByABC News
March 14, 2006, 3:28 PM

MARCH 14, 2005 — -- When Nicollette Sheridan arrived at the Oscars with a huge diamond ring on her left hand, reporters asked if she and boyfriend Michael Bolton had an announcement to make.

"No," she said, with the same coy grin she flashes as Edie Britt on "Desperate Housewives." "Do you?"

Now it's official. The 42-year-old actress and the 53-year-old are engaged, the actress's rep tells ABCNEWS.com.

Bolton popped the question over the weekend in the Bahamas, according to "Access Hollywood," which will air exclusive details of the engagement this evening.

Last Sunday, at Vanity Fair's post-Oscars party, Bolton and Sheridan basked in front of the cameras, with Bolton telling reporters, "I'm a lucky palooka."

The couple began dating in the early 1990s, and recently rekindled their relationship. Sheridan was previously married to "L.A. Law" actor Harry Hamlin. Last year, after she split from fiancé Nick Soderblom, she and Bolton reconnected during the Christmas holiday.

Bolton has three daughters from a 15-year marriage to Maureen McGuire, which ended in 1990.

"I am very committed. It is a very special time in my life. I have a good feeling about the future," Bolton told Us Weekly in January. "I have not been that happy for a long time. I have been staying at Nicollette's place in L.A. the last several days. We just needed this time together. We are both giving it a real try."

Earlier this year, Bolton serenaded Sheridan with an impromptu New Year's Eve mini concert in Hawaii as the pair partied at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental.