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It's true love for True Blood werewolf Joe Manganiello.

He is engaged to his girlfriend of a year-and-a-half, model-actress Audra Marie, his rep tells

He popped the question during an Italian vacation earlier this month.

"I always dreamed of finding someone who is beautiful and sweet, equal parts," Manganiello, 33, tells E! News. "And I did. From there she's just unbelievably understanding and compassionate and patient from all the craziness that comes from this job and lifestyle."

No wedding date has yet been set.