David Hasselhoff, 66, assumed wife Hayley Roberts, 39, would reject his proposal, was 'blown away' when she said yes
The 66-year-old went on to marry the 39-year-old blonde beauty in a luxurious ceremony in July last year in Italy
David Hasselhoff has revealed that he proposed to Hayley Roberts at least three times before she finally accepted. The pair tied the knot in Italy last year.
The 66-year-old admitted he thought the blonde beauty, 39, would reject his proposals as they have an age difference spanning almost three decades, Daily Mail reports.
During an appearance on the Today show on Friday, the Baywatch star made a confession to host Richard Wilkins.
"When she said, 'Yes', because she's 27 years younger, I was blown away," he said.
"We didn't really think about getting married," Hasselhoff recalled. "I proposed to her on the Sydney Harbour Bridge at the top, I proposed to her with a charging elephant, I proposed to her at Cape Town."
He continued: "And then I really proposed to her [during a beach picnic in Malibu] because it was the first time I could actually get down on my knees and say, 'I love you. Will you marry me?' from the heart."
The popular duo first met in 2012 while Hasselhoff was a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent' and Roberts came to him for an autograph.
The pair soon grew close and went on to marry each other in a luxurious ceremony in Puglia, Italy in July last year.
That said, this is Hasselhoff's third marriage.
He was previously married to actress Catherine Hickland from 1984 to 1989 before tying the knot with starlet Pamela Bach from 1989 to 2006.
Hasselhoff and Bach have two daughters together, namely Taylor Ann, 28, and Hayley, 26, who went on to star in 'Baywatch' in 1999.
In 2015, Hasselhoff thought getting married to Roberts wouldn't stand the test of time.
"To be honest, the reason I haven’t got married yet is that I know it’s not going to be a perfect relationship," he said at the time. "We’re not going to grow old together, let’s face it."
But, now, he's has a lot more faith in the relationship.
"I don't want her to get away," he said Friday. "I want to trap her, because this is one that I really love, and this is the one when I got down on my knees and said, 'Will you marry me?' It was from my heart. It wasn't an ultimatum."
"My other marriages were kind of like, well, you've got to get married, or there was an ultimatum," he said. "This one is something that I wanted to do."