Denise Welch engaged

Updated: Aug 19, 2012, 15:30 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Denise Welch, who separated from Tim Healy in February after 22 years of marriage, has got engaged to Lincoln Townley, who is 15 years younger to her.

Townley, 39, proposed to Welch, 54, when they were on a holiday in Nice, France.

Welch is said to be absolutely thrilled. She said she had "no idea the proposal was coming", reports

"Lincoln knew fairly early on that Denise was the one (for him) and, over the past few months, they have become inseparable. After breaking up from Tim, Denise thought she would never marry again. She never reckoned on falling in love so soon," the source said.