Willa Ford Engaged to Hockey Player Beau

12/01/2006 at 01:45 PM EST

Willa Ford Engaged to Hockey Player Beau
Willa Ford
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Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Willa Ford and hockey player Mike Modano are engaged to be married.

"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."

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