08/31/2005 AT 8:00 AM ET
Dr. Phil, get out your marriage advice.
Jay McGraw, the son of the tough-love TV psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw, has proposed to former Playboy playmate Erica Dahm, one of the triplet Dahm sisters, a spokesman for the elder McGraw tells the Associated Press.
Jay McGraw, 26, became engaged to Dahm, 27, in Dallas on Aug. 26, prompting Dahm to exclaim, “Oh gosh, is this real?” as he handed her a 5-carat diamond, emerald and platinum engagement ring that he had designed, according to rep Chandler Hayes.
The couple will wed in Los Angeles. No date has been announced.
The groom-to-be told TV’s The Insider: “I asked her father for her hand in marriage first. I finally told my parents and they are ecstatic. She’s the one I want to spend the rest of my life with.”
Dahm and her two sisters appeared in the altogether in the December 1998 Playboy.
The younger McGraw is himself an accomplished author of self-help books, including Closing the Gap and The Ultimate Weight Solution for Teens.