Celebrity Engagements

Celebrity Engagements
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 06, 2011

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A lot has happened since J-Hud and her fiance David Otunga announced their engagement in 2008. For one, Hudson gave birth to their beautiful son, David Jr., and became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers.

The couple is keeping private about the details of their wedding, but Otunga did share that J-Hud has already chosen a dress, and he plans to wear matching tuxedos with baby David Jr. We can’t wait!

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To date, Fox and “Slimm’s” relationship has been on and off again, but the club promoter recently sealed the deal with a romantic proposal and an 8-carat ring over the holidays. “Slimm n I r very happy!” tweeted Fox.

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TV writer Lamar Sally surprised Shepherd over the holidays by putting her engagement ring in a bowl of M&M’s. The two have been dating for the past year. “Kept it secret so long because I wanted my relationship to be strong…” tweeted “The View” co-host after making a public announcement.

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“I was asked a very important question,” tweeted Niecy this past September. “I said yes!” The happy couple plans to wed in May. The comedienne/reality show host is also quite the matchmaker; she is the one who introduced her friend Sherri Shepherd to her fiance, Lamar Sally.

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The second time around: It’s not the first time actress Tamera Mowry and her boyfriend Adam Housler have been engaged. In fact the they broke off their first engagement a few years ago.

Housley, a FOX News correspondent, popped the question again during a trip to Italy in July. Kudos to Housley and Mowry for taking another shot at matrimony.

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The Eagles quarterback has had a great year since returning from serving his prison term. Vick proposed to longtime girlfriend Kijafa Frink in front of friends and family in Philadelphia, and plans to wed in 2011.

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Benet proposed to his girlfriend Manuela Testolini, this past November. The pair, who’ve been together for three years, haven’t announced their wedding date just yet.

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How romantic! Singer Amerie said “yes” to her manager Lenny Nicholson’s proposal during a trip to Paris.

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Cole and her boo, Cleveland Cavaliers player Daniel Gibson, announced they would be tying the knot shortly after finding out she was expecting their first child. Since then, Cole has mentioned that she’d like a destination wedding, preferably in exotic Bora Bora. We’re not mad at that Keyshia!

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Perhaps inspired after attending his friends Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez’s wedding, New Orleans Hornets player Chris Paul popped the question to Jada Crawley, the mother of his 1-year-old son, in September.

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For a while Saldana never introduced Britton as her boyfriend because she wanted the focus to be on her acting, not her personal life. Things changed when Britton proposed in June. They’re keeping mum about the details of their wedding, but we’re sure with Zoe’s impeccable taste and designer friends we’ll hear about that wedding dress. Congrats!

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“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada and football player Ochocinco announced their engagement just four months after meeting. Chad later told Ryan Seacrest, "I think I found everything I’ve been looking for in one person. [She’s] everything I’ve been missing.

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The R&B crooner got down on one knee during a concert to ask for Etheridge’s hand in marriage. Fans cheered as Etheridge brought their 19-month-old son Cassius to accept Brown’s proposal. We all know Bobby’s motto, do it big or go home.

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NBA player Shannon Brown popped the question in front of his and singer, Monica’s parents in October. He added a beautiful 10-carat ring to seal the deal. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this lovely couple.


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