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Dame Elizabeth Taylor may soon be walking down the aisle ... for the ninth time.

A source close to the Oscar-winning actress, 78, tells exclusively that Taylor recently got engaged to Jason Winters, 49, of Sterling Winters Management.

Taylor -- who now predominantly uses a wheelchair -- and Winters -- who recently became Janet Jackson's new manager -- have yet to confirm the news.

Says another insider: "It's no secret that they've been together forever and are in love, so it wouldn't be a surprise if they were engaged. Right now they are keeping it between them."

In 2007, British papers reported that Taylor and Winters took a romantic vacation together at a Hawaiian resort. Taylor spent "the evening caressing the face of [Winters]," reported the Evening Standard. At the time, the paper quoted a source as saying: "She didn't think she'd fall in love again, but since Jason came into her life that has all changed."

The screen legend has also gushed about Winters to gossip columnist Liz Smith, describing him as "one of the most wonderful men I've ever known, that's why I love him." He even reportedly bought a house for them.

The screen legend has been married eight times -- twice to love Richard Burton. Her last union, to construction worker Larry Fortensky, ended after five years in 1996.