updated 09/04/2014 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/04/2014 AT 4:30 PM ET
The Covert Affairs actress is engaged to Aaron Fox, co-founder and president of tennis company Grips, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Perrey previously dated David Duchovny in the mid-1990s and was reportedly in a relationship with actor Nathan Fillion in the late 2000s but was first spotted with her blonde beau last year.
The couple met through mutual friends and the source tells PEOPLE that Fox proposed to Reeves at the Ace Hotel in N.Y.C. in a suite filled with roses before taking her to dinner at the ABC Kitchen and surprising her with their families.
No word on any wedding plans yet but if their at-home habits are any indication, there is one item that is guaranteed to be on their wedding reception menu – pesto!
“We really like to make it from scratch,” Perrey, 43, told PEOPLE last October. “We go to the farmers market, we get the basil and everything. We like cooking. Well, Aaron likes eating!”
With reporting by CHRISTINA DUGAN