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.