Big congratulations are in order for CeeLo Green! The ‘Forget You’ singer is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Shani James after popping the question nearly a YEAR ago! Say what?!
Wedding bells will soon be ringing for CeeLo Green, 41, and Shani James, 38! After several years of dating, the Grammy award-winning singer officially announced his engagement on Oct. 22, revealing that the two have actually been engaged for months now! Get the scoop on their romantic courtship here!
News of CeeLo and Shani’s engagement was confirmed to People on Oct. 22. The former Voice coach and his ladylove spilled some of the intimate details of the romantic proposal, admitting that they had been keeping the exciting news on the DL for nearly a year. “It was just a typical night at the studio, but then again, not so typical cause I did something extra special, out of the ordinary,” CeeLo told People. “I went and purchased a ring that we had seen together, maybe four or five months or so prior. I went back and purchased the ring and I just kind of had it stashed away in some old equipment. And I said, ‘Will you reach in there and grab something for me?'”
To Shani’s surprise, the singer had a special (and very sparkly) gift waiting for her. “It was the most beautiful diamond ring I had ever seen in my life. It was lit up by a light,” says Shani. “I said, ‘What is that?’ He just looked at me and said, ‘Well…?’ And I was just like ‘Oh my goodness.’ I said, ‘Babe, I can’t believe it.’ He said, ‘You’ve been such a good woman. You’re such and amazing person. You’re my life partner. You’re my best friend. I want to share the rest of my life with you.'” Awww!
The “Forget You” singer, who was previously married to Christina Johnson until their divorce in 2005, admitted they purposefully kept their engagement under wraps until they were truly ready to face the public. “Truth be told, it’s not something we wanted to promote,” he said. “We’re a collective power together because our private life is sacred. But you know what though, maybe it’s time. Maybe it is time for the world to know that I have a very secure situation and a loving woman supporting me the entire way.”
The Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and producer, who is also set to release his fifth studio album Heart Blanche on Nov. 6, is positively head-over-heels in love with his fiancee, and ensures that they’re bond is everlasting. “I appreciate her openness and willingness to love unconditionally,” Green said. “She’s been so sweet to me through a number of different trials that come to test the resilience of a union to deem whether it’s worthy or not, whether it’s durable or strong enough.”
HollywoodLifers, say your congrats to CeeLo and Shani in the comments below!
— Alyssa Montemurro