updated 11/12/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/12/2009 AT 10:45 AM ET
There might be a new pink-diamond ring on Tara Reid’s hand, but the actress insists congratulations aren’t quite in order for her and beau Michael Axtmann.
“I got a beautiful ring from my boyfriend for my birthday last weekend,” Reid, 34, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “But we’re not engaged … yet!”
The actress and Axtmann, an Internet entrepreneur, began dating earlier this year. Along with her decision to pose nude for Playboy for its January/February ‘10 double issue, her life’s been on an upswing since she entered rehab last year.
She says posing sans clothes was liberating.