Lee DeWyze says he got engaged this month to model/actress Jonna Walsh after eight months of dating.

The former "American Idol" winner told People.com he asked Walsh to marry him on a private yacht at Disney World in Orlando July 16.

He said she accepted his proposal and they are now planning a fall 2012 wedding.

"I'm excited," DeWyze told People.com.

"Jonna is a Disney freak," he revealed.

"They were playing love songs on the boat and I got down on my knee and asked her. I had a speech prepared but it all went out the window so I just asked her. She started crying and I said, 'Is that a yes?'"