In celebration of her birthday, YouTube sensation and beauty entrepreneur/influencer Jackie Aina was recently whisked away to Santorini, Greece by her boyfriend, Denis Asamoah. Little did she know, the romantic vacation wasn’t the only surprise he had up his sleeve. Asamoah pulled off a grand gesture and asked Aina for her hand in marriage.
Aina, who turned 32 last week (August 4), revealed to Us Weekly that she thought her boo was taking her away to celebrate her birthday. Even though they had gone ring shopping, she wasn’t expecting this trip to be the big moment. “I had no idea it was coming,” she told Us.
The couple, according to Instagram, stayed in a private villa at the breathtaking Andronis Luxury Suites. After soaking in some sun and gorgeous views, Asamoah took Aina on a surprise adventure…blindfolded!
“The proposal took place on a private rooftop and had a direct view to the sunset,” Asamoah shared as he detailed this unforgettable proposal. “This terrace was the perfect setting for a private dinner and proposal. Sade is Jackie’s favorite artist and I had a saxophonist play her favorite hits throughout the night.”
He continued: “After walking up a number of stairs and Jackie nearly falling into the candles it was at this point, I went down on my bad knees, and took out the ring, and prepare to say my speech. Whilst she was dancing to [the Sade song’] ‘nothing can come between us’ I was struggling to get the ring box out of my pocket. I eventually got there in the end.”
And guess what…she said yes! The beauty guru announced the proposal on Instagram with a closeup of her stunning oval shaped engagement ring. Mr. Asamoah sure has good taste!
Aina was her comedic self when telling Us what was going through her mind during the proposal. “When I first figured out what was going on, I thought, ‘Damn, I’m not wearing the right nails.’ I wanted them to be a glittery, sparkle situation! But it was so beautiful. Denis had all these candles up the stairs, in a heart up there, flowers and we had dinner overlooking the ocean.”
She also made sure the photographer got all her best angles in this romantic scene. Glow on, girl!
Congratulations Jackie and Denis!