Flyers owner Ed Snider engaged to girlfriend of eight months

Snider and Spivak at the Barnes Foundation gala in Spring 2012. (HughE Dillon/

Congratulations to Flyers owner Ed Snider and Lin Spivak, whom he began dating around March, who were recently engaged, Snider confirmed Thursday morning.

"We are very happy together," Snider said through Comcast-Spectacor spokesman Ike Richman. They declined to provide specifics but reported recently that Snider proposed to Spivak at a "swanky restarant in Santa Barbara, CA,

The web site, which broke news of the engagement, says Comcast-Spectacor chairman Snider excused himself to the restroom at which point a group of singers came over and sang "Marry You" by Bruno Mars before Snider returned, getting down on one knee and proposing marriage.

Snider, 79, has been married three times, divorcing jewelry designer Christine Decroix in 2009. Spivak, 45, has been previously married as well.

No word yet on when or where the couple plan to wed.