Thirty-one year-old Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade popped the question to his lady love Gabrielle Union, 40, this weekend. Aww! Love love! I wish only the happy things for this very good looking couple. Of course Dwayne being a big guy (he's 6"4'), he's used to doing things in a big way so Gabrielle's ring is an astonishing 8.5 carats. For you ring fanatics, it's a Jason of Beverly Hills cushion cut diamond. Apparently in Hollywood, they don't go to Jared, they go to Jason.
So yes the ring is huge and looks gorgeous on the actress's beautifully manicured finger, but what I'm most taken with is how Dwayne himself announced their engagement. This man kind of oozes with cool (that green suit he's wearing here is incredible), but he also is a huge romantic. Look ....
Collective sigh. He's holding her hand. Delicately touching her fingers. And he also captioned his Instagram photo with "Sooooo this happened... She said YES!!!"
These two have been together since 2009. Dwayne has even said of Gabrielle: "She makes my eyes sparkle. The biggest time she makes my eyes sparkle is when Zaire (his 11-year-old son from a previous marriage) comes home and homework is a little hard that day, so he's stressing, and she goes to the table with him and she sits down until he gets it. And at that time my heart is smiling a little bigger that day because I know her love is deeper than just me."
Happy for these two!
What do you think of Dwayne's romantic way of telling the world he's engaged ot Gabrielle? What do you think of the ring?
Image via Splash; Dwayne Wade/Instagram