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R&B icon Babyface and his dancer girlfriend Nicole Patenburg have become engaged after seven years of dating.

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The multi Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer broke the news to his friend Toni Braxton during an interview to promote their new duets album, "Love, Marriage & Divorce" on

During the chat, Braxton asked her longtime collaborator, "Would you ever consider getting married again," to which Babyface replied, "I've already considered it. I'm engaged, so yes."

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Braxton responded, "You're engaged? I think your fans are gonna be a little disappointed, but equally happy for you."

Babyface, whose real name is Kenneth Edmonds, divorced his first wife Tracey -- the mother of his two sons -- in 2005 after 13 years of marriage.

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Patenburg used to work as the 54-year-old hitmaker's back-up dancer, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Peyton Nicole, in 2008.