BACKSTREET BOYS singer Nick Carter is ready to marry Chinese actress BAI LING - just one year after splitting from hotel heiress Paris Hilton.

Ling, who starred alongside Jodie Foster in ANNA AND THE KING, says the pair are deeply in love and seriously considering marriage in the near future.

Despite being 10 years his senior, she insists they are both ready to commit to a lifelong relationship.

Ling, 35, says, "My boyfriend is a godsend. I didn't need any reasons to like him and I am willing to do anything for him.

"We are very romantic. To meet someone like that, I have to give my love to him and I do really love him."