10/16/2012 07:41 pm ET Updated Oct 18, 2012

Felix Baumgartner Marriage: Skydiver Plans To Wed Fiance Nicole Oetl Next Year

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is ready to take another big leap: marriage.

According to the Daily Mail, the 43-year-old daredevil is preparing to marry his girlfriend, former model and beauty queen Nicole Oetl, next year. The couple had reportedly put off wedding plans until after the former paratrooper completed his 24-mile high jump from a space capsule on Sunday.

The jump, which more than 8 million people worldwide watched on YouTube's live stream, made Baumgartner the first person to break the sound barrier without mechanical help. According to the Red Bull Stratos team, the highest speed Baumgartner achieved during freefall was 833.9 miles per hour.

According to the UK paper The Sun, Oetl was one of the first to greet Baumgartner after his record-breaking leap. The couple, who reportedly met at a party in 2006, plan to make their home in Arbon, Switzerland.

Click through the slideshow below to see photos from Baumgartner's record-breaking jump:

Felix Baumgartner's Record-Setting Skydive Attempt

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