Former Baywatch actor, David Hasselhoff has revealed that he’s proposed to his Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts. The Hoff, 63 met the 36 year old Roberts in Cardiff while he was a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
‘I was walking into the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff when we were in Wales for BGT and she came up and asked for a photograph.
‘I just saw this girl walk out the bar and I just pointed and went, “her, wow.”‘
‘Hayley’s opening line was, “can I have a photo?” And mine was, “only if I can have your number.” I then said, “you probably have a boyfriend”. And when she said no, that was a done deal.’
The proposal happened during a beachside picnic Malibu. Hasselhoff said, “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’.
“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.”
The couple have been dating for the last five years and Roberts said that Hasselhoff had jokingly proposed to her in the past so we wasn’t sure if this one was the one. She said: “I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that. I’m still so overwhelmed. I thought he was just joking around at first. 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 10 minutes later.”
The couple have a 27 year age gap which doesn’t bother either of them.
“I don’t want to miss out on being with someone I love because of what might happen down the line,” Roberts said.
This will be Hasselhoff’s third marriage. He has two daughters, Hayley and Taylor-Ann, from his previous marriage to actress Pamela Bach.
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