Opera singer Renee Fleming is engaged after her longterm partner proposed.
The American soprano met lawyer Tim Jessell after they were set up on a blind date by author Ann Patchett two years ago (09).
The pair then embarked on a long-distance relationship, with Fleming living in New York and Jessell residing in Washington, D.C.
Fleming is now planning a small celebration with close family and friends when they exchange nuptials later this year (11), reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.
She was previously married to actor Rick Ross, with whom she has two children.