Willa Ford Engaged to Hockey Player Beau
12/01/2006 AT 01:45 PM EST
"Look, I'm engaged," Ford told Extra at the Arby's Action Sports Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday where she showed off a sparkler.
In November, amid reports that she and her Dancing partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were an item, the Florida native and self-professed "bad girl of pop" told PEOPLE of Modano, who is a center for the Dallas Stars: "Mike and I have been off and on for four and a half years. We kept (it) out of the press as much as possible."
As for her relationship with Chmerkovskiy, Ford told PEOPLE: "Maks and I were like fire, and there was a lot of passion in our dancing."
Of her engagement she told Extra: "Everybody thought it was going to be Max. Max is a great friend."