It's going to be a jolly Christmas for actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who just got engaged to his producer girlfriend Mara Lane.

The couple have been dating less than a year, but evidently they are besotted.

"They have been together since January," a source told E! News, which broke the happy development.

"They are so in love. He is in a great place and Mara and Jonathan really complement one another. He is healthy and happy and starts shooting The Damascus Cover in January."

Good for him. The 36-year-old from Dublin/Cork has had his problems with alcohol abuse in the past, but was a model citizen, we hear, when he was the honoree at the annual awards event hosted by the Irish Post newspaper in London in October.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mara Lane.Irish Voice