Hollywood actor, Dennis Quaid announced his engagement during an interview for his new movie, Midway.
The movie was shot in Hawaii, which also happens to be where loved-up Quaid proposed.
Quaid has already been married three times but he's confident fourth's the charm...
I guess time will tell, eh?
One thing that has got people talking is the impressive age-gap between Quaid and his new fiancee.
Something that Elaine Hendrix, the actress who starred alongside Quaid in the 1998 adaptation of The Parent Trap, was quick to comment on.
Here's what's been going on...
Do you remember Elaine and Dennis from The Parent Trap (1998)?
via: IMDbThe loved up pair were all set to be married until Quaid's twin daughters (both played by Lindsay Lohan,) decide to get rid of the "wicked step-mom."
You can't blame the twins...
via: IMDbFrankly, no-one watching The Parent Trap was rooting for the relationship between Meredith and Nick. Not just because we all wanted the nuclear family between the twins, Nick and his first wife, Elizabeth (played by the late Natasha Richardson) to work out. But mostly because of the age gap between Nick and Meredith.
The Lohan twins were not about to let that marriage go ahead.
via: IMDbWhy? Well, because it was just wrong that their forty-something dad was going out was a twenty-six-year-old. Everyone agreed, Dennis Quaid's character was better off getting back with his forty-something first wife, Natasha Richardson.
Quaid is now marrying a twenty-six-year-old IRL.
me learning Dennis Quaid is marrying a 26 year-old blonde IRL https://t.co/aPt0DLv28F— Emmy Potter (@Emmy Potter)1571681262.0
It's a big age gap.Not that we aren't all very familiar with Hollywood men going out with much younger women... I mean surely it would be more groundbreaking if he was marrying someone his own age. I mean, imagine it... Breaking news: Dennis Quaid is going out with an OAP, we'd be collectively shocked, I'm sure.
The announcement has got people thinking about Quaid's past romances.
via: IMDbDennis Quaid's first wife was actress, P.J. Soles. Soles has starred in numerous movies throughout her career, from Carrie (1976), Stripes (1986) and Halloween (1978). Dennis and P.J. got married in 1978, they stayed together for five years but divorced in 1983. Later they admitted they had both been pretty young when they decided to get hitched. P.J. was only twenty-eight and Dennis was twenty-four.
Dennis Quaid's marriage to Meg Ryan was the one we all remember.
via: Getty ImagesNever again would Quaid date or marry anyone older than him. Ryan, who he married on Valentine's day in 1991, was ten-years-younger. When the pair first got together, Quaid was perhaps the bigger star. It was the mid-'90s when Ryan's career really kicked off. But the '90s was also when Quaid's career went into decline...
The pair fell in love on the set of D.O.A (1988)
via: IMDbThis wasn't the first movie the pair had starred in together. The previous year they had starred together in Interspace and while they were married they were cast in Flesh and Bone (1993.)
As Meg Ryan's success skyrocketed, their marriage burnt out.
via: Getty Images.Quaid still admits that he will always love Meg Ryan and was open with the fact that, at the time, he struggled to deal with the fact that her fame outshone him. Speaking candidly to the Independent earlier this year, he likened their relationship to that played out in the Cooper-Gaga picture, A Star Is Born, he said: "What I mean by that is that when we started, I was very much on top. She was just starting out. Then she had When Harry Met Sally and I took time out, and the roles were suddenly reversed in terms of where we were at, in our careers."
Meg and Dennis share a son together, Jack.
via: Getty Images.Despite what seemed like a messy divorce at the time. The pair clearly get on well now. Quaid revealed: "I'm very fond of her and we have a lot of fun. We spent 13 good years together. We had a kid together and we shared so much: she made my life."
How times change!
via: Getty ImagesMeg absolutely adores her son Jack, which she shares with Quaid. And it seems they still make time to watch the basketball.
Meg Ryan is also currently engaged.
via: Getty ImagesRyan began dating John Mellencamp in 2011, however, the pair broke up in 2014 after three years of dating Like any good Meg Ryan rom-com though, that wasn't the end of it... Come July 2017, Meg and John got back together and became engaged at the end of 2018. At sixty-eight years old, Mellencamp is nine years older than Ryan.
After Ryan, Quaid hooked up with Shanna Moakler.
via: Getty ImagesJust as his divorce to Meg Ryan became finalized, Quaid went public with model and actress Shanna Moakler. Moakler and Quaid dated for 8 months and this was big news for the tabloid press... given that Moakler was only twenty-six at the time and Quaid was forty-seven. I mean... can you imagine?
Quaid then got married to Kimberley Buffington.
via: Getty ImagesQuaid met and married real-estate developer, Kimberley in 2004. With a seventeen year age gap, again Quaid made clear his interest in the younger ladies. See pictured above, alongside his son Jack. I don't think at that point, anyone thought he would go any lower.
Dennis and Kimberley had twins.
via: Getty Images.Through a surrogate, the couple had twins, Thomas, and Zoe in 2007. Although after a turbulent couple of years, with Kimberley filing for divorce, retracting it, separating and getting back together, the couple finally divorced for good in April 2018.
Jack Quaid is actually older than his dad's new wife.
via: Getty Images.When teenage Jack's dad married Kimberley, who was in her thirties, it might have been a little weird... but now, I wonder what twenty-seven-year-old Jack thinks about his old man proposing to a twenty-six-year-old.
Jack is doing really well.
Dennis Quaid isn't the only Hollywood actor to date younger women...
Dennis admitted that this latest relationship has been a whirlwind.The actor had not been dating graduate, Laura Savoie very long at all. The pair only hooked up in June of this year.
Quaid had been dating Santa Auzins until recently.
The internet is judging.Perhaps it's something to do with the fact that the age gap between Dennis and his wives is just getting bigger and bigger...
Twitter is rife with jokes at Dennis' expense.
@HuffPost Introducing wife number 5 😀#dennisquaid https://t.co/QbdAv5q9D0— RubyStephens33 (@RubyStephens33)1571720533.0
You'll never guess what happened when Dennis pulled out the ring...
Congratulations to Dennis Quaid and his fiancee on their engagement. https://t.co/Rzg2VRzVcQ— Matt Goldich (@Matt Goldich)1571683935.0
To put it into perspective...
via: IMDbNow, at thirty-years-old, Lindsey Lohan is four years older than Dennis Quaid's new wife.
I mean, that doesn't sound right does it?This is exactly why I think Dennis Quaid's younger, The Parent Trap co-star decided to post her hilarious tweet...
It's like a real-life The Parent Trap!
Watch out for those twins. 👯♀️ https://t.co/Rloat1gLCy— Elaine Hendrix (@Elaine Hendrix)1571682745.0