Honestly there is no better present during the holidays than a proposal, and over the weekend Gabrielle Union got just that from longtime boyfriend, Miami Heat player, Dwayne Wade.
The cutest thing about this proposal was that Wade enlisted his kids to help pull off the surprise. Wade is raising three boys, his two sons and his nephew, who were all were part of the engagement surprise.
His youngest son Zion held a sign with her name. His nephew Dahveon Morris’ sign said “Will you.” And his oldest son Zaire’s sign read “marry us?”
“I planned it,” Wade said. “No concrete for my knee. I planned it very well.”
And when Wade produced the 8½-carat cushion cut diamond to Union that sealed the deal.
Wade told The Associated Press that no date for the wedding has been set, but expects it to occur in September 2014. He also said he’s been working on finding the right ring since October, around the time that the Heat returned from training camp in the Bahamas.
He met with his jeweler several times in the last three months just to make sure everything was right.
“I kind of know my lady,” Wade said. “I know she’s simple, but at the same time, I just wanted the rock to kind of speak for itself and not do too much with the diamonds. I think it’s a simple ring, but it’s nice. It was nicely done … it’s timeless.”
“Just a regular Saturday,” Wade said. “My kids were involved in it. We asked her to marry all of us, not just me. We’re a package deal, so it was cool.”
There is nothing about this story that doesn’t make me smile. Congrats to D-Wade and Gabrielle.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,