Just Engaged: Renee and Demetrius
Jaylene Debenedicts

The Lucky Lady: Renee Jefferson, 34, Owner of Weight Loss & Wellness Retreat

Her Leading Man: Demetrius Smith, 41, Educator & Real Estate Investor

The Big Day: TBD

Wedding Location: Houston, TX

How did you meet your man?
I met Demetrius while attending a party with a really good friend of mine.

Renee, were you looking for love at the time?
Honestly, I wasn’t. I thought he was very handsome, but I was at the point of opening my business as well as turning 30.

What was his first impression of you?
Demetrius has told me several times that I am exactly what he was looking for. He still compliments me. He is such a sweet guy!

Did you play hard to get?
I did for a while, but then I figured I’m a little too old to be playing games.

Describe your most romantic date ever.
We have had several dates, but I think it had to be the night of my birthday. He stole my heart that evening. The night was filled with suprises such as a Macbook, perfume, cards, money, a decorated hotel room and a gift certificate for year-long spa treatments.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened on a date?
We haven’t really had an embarrassing moment, but there was a time where I pretended that it was his birthday so that they would put him on blast and surprise him with a birthday song and cake. We laughed about it for days!

Did you have a hunch he was going to propose?
Somewhat, but I had no clue that he would catch me off guard the way he did.

How did he pop the question?
He greeted me while kneeling on one knee as I was walking in the front door. He said that he loved me and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me.

What was really going through your mind as he proposed?
Get your behind up before I have to help you up! (Laughs)

Who would you cast to play your future husband?
Who other than Rick Fox? Lord, yes!

Fill in the Blank: When we’re (finally!) husband and wife I can’t wait to _______.
…experience the favor and blessing that God will bestow upon our lives.