Flamboyant basketball star Dennis Rodman has announced his engagement to British model Alicia Douvall after a one-year courtship.

Reports surfaced in August (04) the 43-year-old sportsman was dating the 25-year-old glamour model, who been linked to a string of men, including MICK HUCKNELL, Shaggy, Simon Cowell and Jack Nicholson.

The busty blonde also hit the headlines in 2002 when she claimed she was pregnant with hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' child following a one night stand. The BAD BOY RECORDS boss demanded a paternity test. However, Douvall miscarried.

In an exclusive interview with British magazine OK!, Douvall gushes, "Being engaged to Dennis is fantastic. I want to spend the rest of my life with Dennis."

Rodman - who has married three times, including a five-month union with CARMEN ELECTRA - adds, "All I can say is that Alicia and I are together. She's got a great personality and a great body. She's cool to talk to. She's a ten, man.

"When you meet someone like alicia, you get that spark and it keeps you going in life."

02/12/2004 09:42