There's something a bit mad going on. Everyone's either getting engaged and/or pregnant / having babies. And it's not just in celebrity land, it's actually the same in my own social sphere. Knock it off already!!

This hour in Love Land (shield your ears, Kylie), Olivier Martiez has requested the hand of Halle Berry. The X-Men star/Oscar winner first sparked rumours she's to marry the French actor after she was spotted flashing the diamond-and-emerald ring while out in Malibu, California on New Year's Day.

Now a spokesperson for jewellery designer Gurhan Orhan has chirruped to that the band was an engagement ring. Martinez is said to have popped the question over the Christmas (11) holidays and was thrilled when the Berry agreed. He probably had his doubts - what with her already being married twice... and there was that messy child custody business with her ex-boyfriend. Then again, he probably saw it as a plus side - he wouldn't be hitched for life and all publicity is good publicity. Yes

Indeed it will be Berry's third trip down the aisle - she was wed to baseball player David Justice for three years until they split in 1996, and then to Eric Benet from 2001 to 2003. She has a three-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.