Carrie Ann Inaba has got engaged.

The 'Dancing With the Stars' judge is to marry Robb Derringer after the 49-year-old actor popped the question with a ring by Jean Dousset at the secluded beach cove on the Californian coast where they enjoyed their first date earlier this year.

The 48-year-old beauty told People magazine: ''Saturdays are special to us, because our first date was on a Saturday and we have celebrated with a toast, a visit to a beach, special date, a motorcycle adventure, or a road trip on every Saturday since.

''So on Saturday, we returned to the place of our first date and got engaged at the same place we shared our spontaneous and magical first date.

''We shared our desire to commit to one another for life by beginning that journey in a very intimate and private way, just the two of us, alone on the beach with a bonfire, a bottle of Aubert Chardonnay and the majestic Pacific ocean that has always been an integral force in both our lives.''

The former 'General Hospital' actor began his romantic proposal by giving Carrie Ann a letter he'd written to describe his feelings for her.

He said: ''I'm a better writer than a speaker so I chose to share my thoughts with Carrie in a letter expressing how much she meant to me, how much she had changed me, how much she had taught me in our time together thus far and what my hopes and dreams and intentions were for our future together.

''I then got down on one knee under what I will always remember as the most serene and tranquil night sky I've ever seen and asked my beautiful girl if she would do me the honour of being my wife, to which she thankfully replied yes.''

And the dancer admits she will ''never forget'' Robb's proposal.

She said: ''All alone on that beautiful beach, it was as if time stood still and we were the only two people on earth. I will never forget it. It was perfect.

''Getting engaged where we had that perfect first date, was really such poetic destiny.''

The couple have yet to set a wedding date.