Congrats are in order! Peter Facinelli is engaged to longtime love Lily Anne Harrison following a romantic Mexico getaway before the new year. SheKnows can confirm that the Nurse Jackie actor popped the question to his writer-actress girlfriend during a “magical” beach dinner at the Estrella Del Mar Beach and Golf Resort in Mazatlan. Per People, who was the first to report the news, the couple was joined by Facinelli’s daughters (whom he shares with ex Jennie Garth) and Harrison’s parents for the special occasion.
In exclusive photos obtained by People, Facinelli and Harrison can be seen kissing while on a beach stroll and, in a separate snapshot, Harrison can be seen showing off her new pear-shaped diamond engagement ring. “Both are beyond elated and are very much looking forward to all that the New Year will bring,” Facinelli’s rep reported. Facinelli and Harrison likewise shared their excitement over what 2020 has in store with Instagram posts showing their beachside dinner.
“A Magical night with this incredible woman. A Perfect ending to 2019,” Facinelli wrote. Harrison captioned hers, “By 2019. Thanks for kicking my butt, making me stronger than ever, protecting my family and hurtling me toward my dreams. Also, not a bad way to ring in the new year with my sweetheart.”
While it’s too early to know whether the wedding will be this year, we do know Facinelli and Harrison have other exciting new developments on the horizon. In late November, he revealed he’s filming an indie drama called The Ravine in New Orleans. In early December, he announced he’ll be appearing alongside Anne Heche and Trace Adkins in the upcoming drama 13 Minutes. And per his IMDB profile, he has six other projects in various stages of production. That includes Hour of Lead, a mystery thriller directed by Facinelli and starring Harrison (Facinelli has a role, too).
But who knows? Maybe they can squeeze some nuptials in their packed schedule as well. This will be Harrison’s first marriage and Facinelli’s second — he was married to Garth for 11 years.