Cheryl Hines Is Engaged to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Celebrity News May. 9, 2014 AT 6:25PM
Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on March 21, 2014 Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines is engaged to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Curb Your Enthusiasm, kids! Actress Cheryl Hines is engaged to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Us Weekly can confirm.

The couple first started dating in 2012 and their engagement news was shared at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, Ariz., held on April 29. This will be the second marriage for Hines, 48, and the third for her attorney beau, 60, who specializes in environmental law.

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Speaking with Us at the Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball in NYC last month, Hines explained why she and the activist—who hails from the most famous political dynasty in America—mesh so well together. "We share the same values," the Ugly Truth star said. "Family first." Hines added, "We like to have a good time and work hard."

The Suburgatory star recalled, at a separate event in March, her man's most romantic gesture ever. "He's going to kill me if I tell you this," she joked at a UCLA environmental event. "The first time we went scuba diving together, he picked up a starfish at the bottom of the ocean, and gave it to me."

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It seems Hines and Kennedy enjoy an active lifestyle together. "I do feel like I'm more of a survivalist now," the actress told Us of dating Bobby Jr., the son of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy. "I appreciate socks like I never have before. Apparently when you're out in the wild, your socks can really be helpful. You can strain water," she said.

When they're not traveling together, the couple enjoys volunteering and promoting their respective causes. "It's fun to have a partner," she explained to Us in April. "He's so dedicated to the environment and clean water, so we take turns. He'll come to my United Cerebral Palsy event and walk the red carpet with me. It's a good match up."

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As for the couple's honeymoon? Maybe they'll consider hitting the slopes! Hines, when asked about her idea of a perfect date, told Us of a recent ski trip. "We went to Park City," she said. "It was really fun to ski all day and then hang out with the kids and play charades."

RFK Jr. has six children from his first two marriages. He shares his oldest two children, Bobby III, 29, and Kathleen, 26, with first wife Emily Ruth Black. He shared his other four kids, Conor, 19, Kyra, 18, Finn, 16, and Aiden, 13, with second wife, the late Mary Kathleen Richardson. Hines shares daughter Catherine, 10, with ex-husband Paul Young.

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Hines' rep, when reached for comment, responded that she does not comment on her client's personal life.

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