Move Over, Rosie! Neil Diamond Tweets Engagement!

Grammy winner finds a diamond in the rough in galpal Katie McNeil

By Josh Grossberg Sep 07, 2011 7:38 PMTags
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Neil Diamond's written "Cracklin' Rosie" and "Sweet Caroline"…could "Happy Katie" be next?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took to Twitter today to announce he's popped the question to his girlfriend.

"Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you're the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well," tweeted the 70-year-old Diamond.

That Katie is his comanager, Katie McNeil, who produced the 2009 documentary about the crooner, Neil Diamond: Hot August Night NYC.

Diamond was so thrilled to announce his betrothal that he sent fans a twitpic of his blushing bride-to-be.

"I'd like you to meet Katie. I'm lovestruck. I took this photo in London last month," he added.

This will be his third marriage.

The erstwhile Jazz Singer was previously hitched for six years to highschool sweetheart, Jayne Posner, with whom he had two children before they divorced in 1969. He then tied the knot with production assistant Marcia Murphey and had two more kids before the pair divorced in 1995.

McNeil's other production credits include video documentaries for Mötley Crüe, Stone Temple Pilots and the Psychedelic Furs.

The big engagement news, by the way, comes on the same day it was revealed that Diamond will be among five entertainers, including Meryl Streep, to receive the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors in December.

Diamond's fellow musician, Josh Groban, weighed in on both announcements.

"Congrats on your engagement AND Kennedy Center honor!! Love ya- JG," he tweeted the Grammy winner.

We'll do the same. Congrats all around, Neil!