Credit: Rachel Nichols on Instagram Photo: Rachel Nichols and Michael Kershaw

2014 is already a much different year than 2013 for actress Rachel Nichols — she's engaged to new love Michael Kershaw!

The 33-year-old Continuum star confirmed the news via Instagram on December 30, posting a photo of herself with her newly-blinged-out hand on Michael's shoulder. She captions the pic: "Engagement drinks: Thanks for all the well-wishes!"

She also re-posted an Instagram from one of Michael's siblings, which shows two infants posing with a sign that reads, "Congratulations Uncle Mikey and our new Auntie! Love you guys!"

Later, she sent her followers another ecstatic tweet: "Thanks for all of the kind words about our engagement… 2013 is my favorite year, although I don't doubt there are even better years to come."

The happy couple is enjoying their happy news while touring New York, taking pics at Grand Central Station and on Broadway.

After a few small film roles, Rachel first got major exposure as the lead in the Fox drama The Inside in 2005. She also had a major part in the final season of Alias. A slew of high-profile big-screen gigs followed, including Star Trek, G.I. Joe, Conan the Barbarian, and Alex Cross. Now, she's the star of the Canadian sci-fi series Continuum (airing in the US on Syfy).

Glad to see her personal life blossoming as much as her professional life. Congrats to the soon-to-be newlyweds!

Share your well-wishes with the happy couple down below!

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!