Halle Berry engaged to Olivier Martinez

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2012, 13:50 PM IST

Los Angeles: French actor Olivier Martinez has confirmed he is engaged to Hollywood superstar Halle Berry. Martinez, 46, is said to have popped the question over the Christmas holidays after the actress was seen sporting a large diamond ring on her wedding finger, but both remained silent on the marriage speculation, reported a magazine. However, Martinez has now confirmed they are planning to wed.

"Yes, of course it`s true!" he said.

Contrary to reports the actress had a Gurhan-designed ring, Berry`s emerald engagement bling was actually designed by Robert Mazlo of Paris, whom Martinez called "a real artist" who has been making jewelry for "kings and queens for many centuries."

The Oscar-winning actress, 45, costarred with Martinez in the 2010 film `Dark Tide`. They soon became an item off-screen. Berry has been married twice before to baseball player David Justice, in the early 1990s, and to singer Eric Benet in the early 2000s, and has daughter Nahla, who turns four this month, with Gabriel Aubrey.

PTI