Rebecca Budig and Michael Benson

The year is off to a good start for All My Children star Rebecca Budig: She's engaged to television marketing executive Michael Benson, People reports.

"He's an amazing man and we're just really happy," Budig told the magazine.

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Benson proposed to the 37-year-old Skating with the Stars winner on Christmas Day with a ruby and an old European cut diamond in platinum and yellow gold circa 1935.

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"It's a really unique design and it's really stunning," Budig said.

This will be the third marriage for the soap actress. She and her second husband, former Bachelor Bob Guiney, divorced in 2010. Budig and Benson have been dating for nine months.