Earlier this week (begs12Dec16), businessman Jay Adkins took the model/actress out on a date to Area 31, the same restaurant in Miami, Florida where they first met, and gifted her with a pair of earrings from Tiffany & Co. during dinner.

They then headed to the rooftop of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel, and Adkins popped the question, reports PeopleEnEspanol.com.

Ximena, 31, has since shared a video clip of the proposal with fans on Instagram and admitted the romantic gesture was "better than I had dreamed".

She added of her beau, "You are without doubt the love of my life, the man that I dreamed (about) and that I asked God (for)... Jay, I love you with all my soul and this is a commitment of life, forever and ever..."

The news emerges less than a year after Ximena ended her romance with fellow actor Carlos Ponce. The couple announced it had called it quits in February (16) after being dogged by rumours of a break up for weeks.

The stars had been dating on and off for six years, but the actress made it clear 44-year-old Carlos' reluctance to wed was part of the reason for their split.

The marriage will be the Corazon Valiente (Fearless Heart) stunner's first, but she was previously also involved with actor Christian Carabias, with whom she has an 12-year-old son, also named Christian.