Danica McKellar Engaged to Scott Sveslosky

Danica McKellar

Courtesy Danica McKellar

updated 07/16/2014 AT 4:10 PM ET

originally published 07/16/2014 AT 4:45 PM ET

Danica McKellar is getting ready to head down the aisle!

The actress, 39, and her boyfriend Scott Sveslosky, a partner at the international law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP, are engaged, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Scott and I are thrilled,” the actress tells PEOPLE in a statement, adding that the two plan to wed later this year.

McKellar, who starred in the hit sitcom , and appeared on the latest season of Dancing with the Stars, has a 3½-year-old son, Draco, from her first marriage. Sveslosky is also a father to son Hunter, 10, from his previous marriage.

Says the actress: “We are looking forward to merging our families.”

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