updated 02/19/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/19/2010 AT 5:45 PM ET
It’s official: Hilary Duff is engaged to her hockey player boyfriend Mike Comrie.
Confirming rumors that the actress, who recently appeared on Gossip Girl, would soon be hearing wedding bells, her rep says that the Edmonton Oilers player, 29, did indeed propose.
“Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie were engaged this weekend while vacationing in Hawaii,” rep Nanci Ryder said Friday. “After having been together for over two years, they are very excited to share this happy news. They are thankful for all of your warm wishes.”
Early in their courtship, when he was with the New York Islanders, Comrie surprised Duff, 22, with a Mercedes for her birthday.
Duff, who said she read Hockey for Dummies to better understand her man, became a fixture at his hockey games. She’s been spotted in the stands at Oilers games, and also cheered him on when Comrie played for the Ottawa Senators, where she had some famous company in the stands: Carrie Underwood – whose fiancé Mike Fisher also is on the team.
Comrie returns the favor by frequently accompanying Duff to film press events and shoots.
With reporting by JULIE JORDAN