There's a reason comedian Kevin Hart
has been making huge bank with his romantic comedies these days: He's a total mush in real life. Exhibit A: His engagement to model Eniko Parrish
, his girlfriend of five years.
At a party celebrating Parrish's 30th birthday last night, the Think Like a Man star got down on one knee, and the moment was apparently captured by every phone in the room. Phew, good thing she said yes!
"On this perfect day I chose to make the most perfect decision," Hart, 35, says in a video posted by a friend, as he takes a ring box out of his pocket.
This will be the second marriage for the funnyman, who split from Torrei Hart in 2010 and has joint custody of their children, Heavenly and Hendrix. Something tells us this engagement wasn't entirely a surprise, though. Over the weekend, the model responded to rumors that she's pregnant
in the comments of her Instagram account, saying she and Hart are "working on" a baby. "LOL! Working on it does NOT mean right now. “Working on it” means when the timing is right.. We will begin to plan!”
Regardless, the couple is thrilled to head to the altar. He posted on his Instagram account: "She said YEEEEESSSSS...... #Happy #MyRib #iF---ingLoveHer."
Hmm, we're not quite sure how we feel about his "My Rib" nickname for Parrish; the biblical reference seems a little ... condescending? But, Hart is admirably gushy about his lady
. Take his post about their five-year anniversary two weeks ago:
Happy 5 year anniversary to my 'RIB' @neekibaby
.....You make me better & I am lucky to have you. We've only gotten better with time. #MyLadyAndMyBestFriend #iGottaGoodOne #WeDoUsForUsAndNobodyElse #AllWeDoIsLaughAndSmile #GottaLoveHer #WhyAmIcryingRightNow #SOmebodyMustBeCuttingOnionsAroundMe.
Awww! Congratulations to them -- may the romantic gushing continue for many years to come.
Are public proposals romantic or recipes for disaster? What's your favorite celebrity engagement story?
Written for The Stir by Sabrina Rojas Weiss