Corey Feldman has got engaged – because he’s worried his girlfriend will be deported.
The 45-year-old actor proposed to Courtney Anne last weekend as they celebrated their fourth anniversary in Palm Springs, and admitted he was so nervous about popping the question, he wrote her a simple note instead.
He said: "I was of course a bit nervous, as any man will admit, you never truly know what a woman is thinking. So as much as I assumed she would be happy and say ‘yes,’ there’s always that insecure part of my brain that regresses immediately to my childhood and thought maybe not.
"So I kinda chickened out and did a written proposal by writing a note with two check boxes, one for yes and the other for no.
"Of course there was a ring in there with the note. Luckily she said ‘yes!’ "
The ‘Goonies’ star admitted the 27-year-old beauty was very surprised by his proposal as they had previously both been "anti-marriage", but he felt it was important to legalise their relationship following the election of Donald Trump, who has vowed to tighten up immigration when he takes the presidential office in January.
Corey told People magazine: "She was very surprised, excited and started crying. She was surprised because we had both been so anti-marriage since we met. But seeing as she’s Canadian and with Trump coming in, we didn’t want to risk being separated by new immigration laws.
"We both know that we make a good team, and don’t want to be separated for any reason. So this is the best decision to protect our relationship."
And the ‘Stand By Me’ actor – who has 12-year-old son Zen with ex-wife Susie Sprague – will be tying the knot sooner rather than later.
He said: "We are planning a small, secret wedding just for family, very soon.
"We will likely have a big public wedding for friends and media to attend within a year."
But one thing the couple won’t be rushing into is having children together.
He said: "I have always said I wanna make sure I get it right the first time, and [that] Zen comes out perfectly, well balanced, before I even think about taking on any more responsibility.
"Courtney is young and she has a career in modeling and music, she would rather keep her body in good shape for now.
"She’s getting good practice with Zen.
"If we ever were to choose that option it would be much further down the road. Paul McCartney style."