'Superman' Engaged! (PEOPLE)

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NEW YORK (August 23, 2006) --Brandon Routh is engaged to his girlfriend, actress Courtney Ford, a rep for Routh tells People exclusively.

“They are very happy,” says Kacey Spies, a rep for the ?Superman Returns” star.

The couple, who have been dating for three years, co-star in the upcoming short film, “Denial.” They plan to wed next fall.

Routh, 26, proposed earlier this month with a sparkler from L.A. jeweler Neil Lane.

The couple met when Routh was tending bar at the rehearsal dinner for Ford’s brother’s wedding. They pair apart for five months while Routh was shooting “Superman Returns” in Australia but have said that nightly phone calls during that period helped keep them together.

Speaking with People in June, Routh called Ford, 28, his personal kryptonite. “She brings me to my knees,” he said.

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