Passages

UPDATED 03/02/1992 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/02/1992 at 01:00 AM EST

That was then, this is now: Singer Paula Abdul, 29, currently touring in the Far East, is wearing an engagement ring given her by actor Emilio Estevez, 29. No word yet on a wedding date. It will be the first marriage for both, although Estevez was previously engaged to Demi Moore (who has since wed Bruce Willis) and has two young kids, son Taylor and (laughter Paloma, by model Carey Salley....

Bipartisan move of the campaign year: First Daughter Dorothy "Doro" Bush LeBlond, 32, has become engaged to Robert Koch, 31, a top aide to Rep. Richard Gephardt, the Missouri Democrat who is the House Majority Leader. Doro, the Bushes' youngest child and only daughter, was divorced from contractor William LeBlond in 1990. No wedding date has been set.

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, 48, is going to be a grandfather. Daughter Jade, 20, and her boyfriend, artist Piers Jackson, 22, are expecting a baby this summer, by which time they plan to marry. "Gramps" Jagger is said to be de-lighted with the news, although he reportedly told his daughter, "This isn't going to do my image any good."...

Humungo star Marlon Brando, 67, and his former housekeeper, Christina Ruiz, 33, are reportedly expecting their second child next month. They have a daughter, Ninna Priscilla Brando, 2, and Brando has eight other children (his son Christian, 33, is the eldest) from various relationships....

Christopher (Superman) Reeve, 39, and his fiancée, actress Dana Morosini, 30, who plan to wed in the spring, have now announced they are expecting their first child this summer. Reeve has two other children, son Matthew, 12, and daughter Alexandra, 8, from an earlier relationship with ex-model Gae Exton.

Entertainment Tonight's Leeza Gibbons, 34, and her husband, actor Stephen Meadows, 41, welcomed a 9-lb. son, Troy Stephen Meadows, on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles. Gibbons has a daughter, Jordan, 2, from her earlier marriage to actor Chris Quinten.

Actress Leigh Taylor-Young, 48, a onetime denizen of both Peyton Place and Dallas, has filed for divorce from third husband Mark Holmes after four years of marriage. She was previously married to Ryan O'Neal (they have a son, Patrick, 24) and to Guy McElwaine, a top Hollywood agent.

Actor Bay Danton, 60, whose dark good looks landed him a major part in the movie I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) and the title role in The George Raft Story (1962), died on Feb. 11 in L.A. of kidney disease. After spending a decade directing movies in Europe, Danton returned to the U.S. in the mid-'70s and began directing episodes of TV series including Cagney & Lacey, Dallas and Dynasty....

TV producer Merton Y. Koplin, 71, who admitted helping rig The $64,000 Question and The $64,000 Challenge during the quiz-show fixing scandals of the late 1950s, died on Feb. 15 in Manhattan. He later produced the highly touted PBS series A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Movers in 1984.

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