People magazine is reporting that actor and director Emilio Estevez is engaged to writer Sonja Magdevski.
Estevez is promoting his latest film Bobby at the Venice Film Festival – a film about Robert Kennedy’s assassination.
The couple had been dating for a year and a half before getting engaged over Christmas, according to People. Regarding marriage dates: “Don’t know yet. Gotta get through this,” he said, referring to the film, which was six years in the making.
Estevez, 44, wrote, directed and co-stars in the movie along with Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins and his dad, Martin Sheen. Sheen is currently enrolled at the University of Ireland in Galway as a student and was unavailable to be at the festival.
Magdevski, accompanying Estevez in Venice, has a bit part in the film.
“My sister was supposed to do the part but she had a conflict with The West Wing,” Estevez reports to People. “So I said to Sonja, ‘Get in wardrobe. Get in makeup!’ ”
Estevez was married to Paula Abdul for two years in the early nineties. Previously, he dated model Carey Salley, with whom he has two grown children: Taylor, 22, and Paloma, 20. He was also engaged to Demi Moore.
Magdevski is reported by People to be a former Fulbright scholar and has written about wine, a shared passion for both her and Emilio, who makes his own label at his vineyard.