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Drew, Are You Getting Married or Not?

Questions remain about Peterson's engagement announcement

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    Drew, Are You Getting Married or Not?
    Will County Sheriff
    Drew Peterson is engaged for the fifth time, but still married to his fourth wife, Stacy.

    Hold on. It appears Christina Raines, the 23-year-old woman who would be wife no. 5 for Drew Peterson, may never have said 'I do.'

    Despite a statement issued by the former Bolingbrook police sergeant 's publicist on Wednesday, Raines father, boyfriend and even she are denying they're getting married. 

    Glen Selig said Wednesday Peterson was engaged. The woman's family confirmed that Peterson had given a ring to the Romeoville waitress with two young kids.

    "She never said, 'Yes, I will marry you,'" Raines' boyfriend, Mike, who declined to give his full name, told the Chicago Tribune. 'He's [mad] at her and he's trying to get back at her by dragging her name through the mud." 

    He told the Tribune that Christina hasn't seen or spoken to Peterson in more than a week.

    Peterson has continued to tell reporters he had "no comment" on most issues -- who his fiance is, how they met, if they had set a date, if he was happy  --- but he did say that all his young female friends are now being harrassed by the press. He said he doesn't want to put anyone through that.

    The announcement marks at least the sixth time Peterson has gotten engaged, and according to a divorce attorney, there's no legal issue with him getting engaged.  To remarry legally, the attorney said, all he has to do is file for dissolution of the marriage.

    If his current wife, Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since October 2007, doesn't respond within 30 days, their marriage is legally over. 

    The former Bolingbrook police officer remains a suspect in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He has also been implicated in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, and that case is still under investigation.

    The Southtown newspaper has compiled a roster of Peterson's romances, listing other women who may have fallen under Drew's spell.