10/11/2007 at 02:00 PM EDT
Drew Carey has a new fiancée: Nicole Jaracz, a recent graduate of culinary school, the comedian's rep has announced.
"It will be the first marriage for both. No date for a wedding has been set yet," said the statement from publicist Christina Papadopoulos. "They are both very happy and excited about their future together."
The proposal took place Oct. 9, the rep added.
On Oct. 15, Carey, 49, will begin his new gig
as successor to the retired Bob Barker as host of The Price Is Right
, which will start its 36th season. He previously hosted CBS's The Power of 10
and created and starred on ABC's The Drew Carey Show
Reporting by LIZA HAMM and PETE NORMAN