Robert Redford is engaged!

May 22, 2008 at 4:16 p.m. ET

Robert Redford has announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend, Sibylle Szaggars.

Robert Redford will be a married manThe Academy Award-winning actor told German magazine Bunte, "We are engaged and very happy with that. She (Sibylle) is my fiance and that says everything, doesn't it?"Redford, 71, has been dating Szaggars, a 52-year-old artist, since 1996. He quietly divorced his first wife, Lola Van Wagenen, in 1985, a fact kept so private by the secretive actor that it did not come to light for almost a decade afterward.The actor has a son Jamie, now 46, and two daughters, Shauna, 48, and Amy, 38 by his first wife.No wedding date has been announced. Redford and Szaggars live at the actor's 5,500 acre eco-friendly ranch in Utah. Read more about Redford's environmental work.