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Gabrielle Union engaged to Dwyane Wade



There’s a new, very exciting Union in store for Gabrielle. Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade proposed to the actress Saturday afternoon.

Wade enlisted his two sons and the nephew he’s raising to pop the question, the Associated Press reports.

“My kids were involved in it,” Wade said. “We asked her to marry all of us, not just me. We’re a package deal, so it was cool."

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?"

Wade got down on one knee inside the house the couple has been building for months.

“I planned it,” Wade said. “No concrete for my knee. I planned it very well."

Wade said he’s been looking for the right ring — an 8½-carat cushion cut diamond — since October.

“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."

The couple, who have been dating since 2009, made the announcement on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram right around the time they were showing off the diamond at the Heat’s team Christmas party.

Sooooo this happened…#Yessss, the Being Mary Jane actress captioned the Instagram photo of her new rock. (Take notes, guys.)

“I think Gab is perfect for him. I think D-Wade is perfect for Gab,” teammate LeBron James said. “For them to be at one now and for their whole family to come together, man, I think it’s amazing. It’s another step for him. I thought it was pretty cool. I’m all for it. I’m happy for them."

The @MiamiHEAT Christmas party always brings great traditions and the BEST surprises, Adrienne Bosh, the wife of Heat forward Chris Bosh, tweeted.

Anyone could have seen this coming. Exhibit A: They’ve been together forever. Exhibit B: She’s been considered part of the family for a long time now. And Exhibit C: The couple had just sent out Christmas cards from the “Wade-Union Family” with a photo of the actress, 41, and basketball star, 32, along with his kids.

Now, for the wedding! Bring It On.

[Last modified: Sunday, December 22, 2013 9:18pm]


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