The comedian Dane Cook, who has a 27-year age difference with his partner of five years, has announced his engagement.

After five years of dating, the stand-up comic got down on one knee last month.

"I was eager to inquire of her. I handled it in a wholly zen manner, said Cook, 50, to People. "

"The evening of the proposal was absolutely stunning; the weather was ideal, the sunset was amazing, and I was just purely delighted."

I was proposing marriage to my best friend, the woman with whom I have experienced some of the most wonderful experiences of my life,

So that we may begin the next chapter of our lives together. he continued of the momentous occasion. She looked very lovely, which was another thing on my mind.

The 23-year-old fitness trainer admitted to being astonished when Cook pulled a box from his pocket.

I was also simply really focused on what he was saying to me as I was trying to commit the words to memory,

She continued. They were so beautiful that I really wanted to soak it all in.

In York Beach, Maine, which has a particular place in their hearts as it was one of the first places they visited 

When they first started dating, the Employee of the Month star got down on one knee.

Having spent a lot of time there as a child, Cook said, "I have many wonderful memories there.