The 45-year-old actor is engaged to his girlfriend of four years, Courtney Anne, ET can confirm. Corey proposed last weekend in Palm Springs, California, and admits in a new interview that part of the decision is because he didn't want to take the chance that 27-year-old Courtney -- who's Canadian -- could be deported. The Goonies star proposed with a handwritten note reading, "Will you marry me?," with two check boxes reading "yes" or "no."
Thankfully, Courtney checked the "yes" box.
Corey tells ET, "My son Zen and Courtney have a great relationship and they love each other very much. His mother Susie got remarried 2 years ago, so I think this was an expected and natural progression for him. So when I asked him if he would be happy about it, his answer was 'it's about time.' That was good enough for us!"
"She was very surprised, excited and started crying," Corey tells People of his new fiancee's reaction. "She was surprised because we had both been so anti-marriage since we met. But seeing as she's Canadian and with [Donald] Trump coming in, we didn't want to risk being separated by new immigration laws."
"We both know that we make a good team, and don't want to be separated for any reason," he adds. "So this is the best decision to protect our relationship."
Corey says the two are planning two weddings -- one small, secret ceremony just for family very soon, and a bigger, more public wedding for friends and media to attend within a year.
The former child star also doesn't rule out the possibility of having kids with Courtney -- Corey is already a father to his 12-year-old son, Zen, with ex-wife Susie Sprague -- but says that should it happen, it'll be much further into the future.
"Courtney is young and she has a career in modeling and music, she would rather keep her body in good shape for now," he explains. "She's getting good practice with Zen. If we ever were to choose that option it would be much further down the road. Paul McCartney style."