Brenda Strong Is Engaged to Director-Actor John Farmanesh-Bocca

Brenda Strong has a wedding to plan!

The 54-year-old former star of Dallas is engaged to director-actor John Farmanesh-Bocca, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Strong told Closer Weekly that she first met her betrothed in a play they did together, but they didn’t start dating until later.

“This came completely by surprise on all levels,” Strong told the magazine. “I have so much to look forward to with him and in our lives together.”

Dallas Doubles as '80s Nostalgia & Fresh Guilty Pleasure

Like finding an abandoned Teddy Ruxpin at a garage sale or discovering a Swatch watch at the bottom of a Trivial Pursuit box, hearing the theme song to Dallas opens an instant wormhole to the ’80s.

Wisely preserving the iconic tune – along with the now-retro scrolling opener – this updated take on the classic nighttime soap pulls off a 10-gallon-hat trick: It’s both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure.

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