Piper Perabo Engaged to Stephen Kay

Piper Perabo

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updated 09/06/2013 AT 2:05 PM ET

originally published 09/06/2013 AT 2:25 PM ET

There’s nothing covert about it: Piper Perabo is engaged to her director-producer beau Stephen Kay, PEOPLE has exclusively learned.

“They’re very happy,” a source who knows the couple says of the Covert Affairs star and Kay, who is a director on the hit USA Network series.

New Zealand-born Kay, who previously worked as an actor on shows like General Hospital, is also a co-executive producer of the show. The final six episodes of season four will resume Oct. 17 after a four-week hiatus.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress, 36, plays a CIA agent on Covert Affairs.

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