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Cybill Shepherd Engaged at 62: 'I Never Thought I'd Get Married Again'

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By Daniel Distant, Christian Post Reporter
July 24, 2012|8:44 am

Cybill Shepherd is engaged to her boyfriend Andrei Nikolajevic. The 62-year-old actress famous for her roles in "Taxi Driver," "Cybill," and "The L Word" had her publicist confirm the news of soon-to-be third marriage.

Cybill Shepherd's fiancé, Nikolajevic, is a former jeweler, and now a psychologist. He put his previous background to use, though, choosing a "gorgeous sparkler set in white gold" to propose with, according to the New York Daily News.

"I'm engaged," Shepherd said. "He was a jeweler. Now he's a psychologist. He's Serbian."

While Nikolajevic's two careers might be anything but traditional, his proposal certainly was. "The Client List" actress revealed that the classic way to proposed may still be the best way.

"It was very romantic and on one knee," she revealed, saying that it happened in New York City recently. Though she didn't say exactly how long the couple has been together, in March she did explain that they "managed to stay under the radar" with their romance, according to the Associated Press.

It was a secret for a little while, at least, although she was wearing the engagement ring. Though people undoubtedly saw the sparkler, no one asked if she was getting married.

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"It's not my job to tell them," Shepherd explained.

Her marriage to the good doctor makes her third; Shepherd's previous husbands were David M. Ford, an auto parts dealer from Memphis, and Bruce Oppenheim, a chiropractor, in 1978 and 1987 respectively. Both marriages ended in divorce in four years or less.

Shepherd has explored lesbian feelings she has had for women, commenting in interviews that she finds Salma Hayek attractive. Although there's no evidence that the feelings were the cause of her previous marriages' demises, she has admitted that she was "turned on" by same-sex scenes in "The L Word."

"I have wondered about lesbianism … At various times in my life I wanted to be open to the possibility of having a woman as a lover," she said in a January 2007 interview with Contactmusic. "I am not actively pursuing it but it is not over yet."

That phase could be gone for good, now that she's getting married.

"I never thought I'd get married again," Shepherd admitted.

 

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