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Cheech Marin Is Engaged

Cheech Marin and Natasha Rubin

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updated 03/12/2009 AT 6:00 AM ET

originally published 03/12/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET

Time to move over, Chong, Cheech has a new sidekick for life.

Cheech Marin, best known for his roles in the Cheech & Chong and Nash Bridges will wed girlfriend of four and a half years, professional classical pianist Natasha Rubin, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Marin, 62, proposed Feb. 17 over dinner at the intimate Giorgio Baldi restaurant in L.A. “The couple are thrilled and looking forward to sharing their special day with close friends and family,” his rep says.

The couple plan to wed this summer at the actor’s Malibu home.
Jen Garcia

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