Eddie Van Halen Engaged
In a news item posted on People magazine’s web site, people.com, Eddie Van Halen is reportedly engaged to his girlfriend/publicist Janie Liszewski.
According to the People story, Van Halen, 53, proposed to Liszewski, 38, on Aug. 4 while they were vacationing in Hawaii. The rock guitarist dropped to one knee and popped the question in a private room at Tiffany's.
The couple plan to wed next June.
"They are happy, healthy, very much in love and looking forward to living life together forever," says a source close to the Van Halen camp. "They are devoted to each other and to experiencing life in a whole new, positive and passionate way."
It will be the second marriage for Van Halen. He was married to actress Valerie Bertinelli, with whom he has a 17-year-old son, Wolfgang. It will be the first marriage for Liszewski.
Van Halen returned to touring in April after missing a number of concert dates while undergoing tests for a mystery illness.
In 2002, Van Halen announced that he had recovered from tongue cancer.