Third time lucky appears to have worked well for Rhys Ifans, who according to one report has finally persuaded Sienna Miller to tie the knot.
The impending nuptials are supposed to be a tightly-kept secret, but the Sunday Mirror newspaper reports the 39-year-old Notting Hill star can't keep his delighted mouth shut.
Ifans had previously proposed in August and December last year by sending her baffling Welsh text messages and hiding rings, tactics which might not be immediately thought of as showing especially good communication skills.
His efforts triumphed on the third time of asking, however, leaving the couple planning a quiet wedding this summer.
A source told the tabloid: "Rhys is over the moon and finding it hard to keep quiet... he can't believe she finally said yes."
Miller recently said: "I am in love - Rhys and I are the best of mates and life is going great."
The couple are currently in Los Angeles where Miller is filming her latest movie, GI Joe.