Frankie Muniz engaged to Elycia Marie Turnbow

Publicist Elycia Marie Turnbow (Left) and Frankie Muniz arrive at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVII at JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 19, 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz. Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night

Elycia Marie Turnbow (left) and Frankie Muniz arrive at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVII at JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 19, 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night

(CBS) "Malcom in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz is now engaged to publicist Elycia Marie Turnbow. The couple announced their pending nuptials on their Twitter accounts.

"After 4 years together, I'm so happy to be ENGAGED to the love of my life @ElyciaMarie!!!" Muniz tweeted.

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Bryan Cranston, who played Muniz's father on "Malcom," joked on Twitter that he tried to get rid of Muniz for years. "Frankie's engaged! I imagine Elycia's father will give her away... I tried to give Malcolm away for seven years - but there were no takers," he wrote on Twitter.

Since the end of "Malcom in the Middle," Muniz has focused on his race car driving career. "I never really wanted to get out of acting, but now I'm a professional race car driver," the actor told People magazine. "Seriously, ask any actor if they'd rather be a professional racecar driver or an actor." He also plays drums in the band You Hang Up.

The couple went through a rough spot in February 2011.Police had to remove a gun from Muniz's residence after there was an altercation. Turnbow told police that Muniz "grabbed a gun and held it to his head, possibly with the intent of committing suicide," according to TMZ. Turnbow also claimed Muniz punched and shoved her. The two enjoyed Valentine's Day dinner soon after the incident, and reps claimed the couple had made up.

A source told Us magazine that the two plan to have the wedding in six months.

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