Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
04/02/2012 AT 12:05 PM EDT
She said yes!
got engaged to Hilaria Thomas over the weekend, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"Yes, it's true! Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend and we're all excited for the newly engaged couple," the rep says. "Alec's birthday is tomorrow – great way to celebrate!"
The 30 Rock
star, 53, began dating
Thomas, a yoga instructor, last summer.
"I've got a woman in my life now," the actor said of 28-year-old Thomas. "My girlfriend
is very important to me."
Baldwin was previously married to actress Kim Basinger, with whom he has a 16-year-old daughter
Reporting by CHARLOTTE TRIGGS