The gorgeous Tika Sumpter is engaged!
The new mom broke the news on The Real, calling the occasion “simple and awesome.” The episode is set to air Monday.
Loni Love noticed the ring on Sumpter’s finger, and straight up asked her if she was engaged.
“Yeah,” Sumpter responded laughing. “Yeah, I’m engaged!”
And who is the lucky guy to nail down this beauty? The Haves and Have Nots actress has kept her relationship of two years private, even through the pregnancy and birth of her first child Ella-Loren last year.
She is rumored to be dating her The Have and Have Nots co-star Nick James (plus he did post an Instagram of a baby’s hand a couple of weeks ago!!).
The engagement took place on Christmas Day, Sumpter explained, with her now-fiance first hiding a letter behind their daughter — who was celebrating his first Christmas.
“It was a letter of just beauty,” she said, “and [then] he proposed!”
The Southside With You actress told Fit Pregnancy last year that social media was a reason she stayed quiet about her pregnancy and the baby’s father.
“I didn’t want to hear, ‘Who’s the dad?’” said Sumpter, “Social media can be harsh, and I’m a mama bear, protective of my family. So that’s why I waited to tell people, including some of my friends.”
Apparently, the fiance had been holding onto the ring for a while, trying to find the right moment to propose, Sumpter told The Real hosts
“It’s been burning a hole in his pocket for a while,” she said excitedly.
Congrats to Sumpter, and her soon-to-be hubby!