Love is in the air!
It’s been a long time coming but congratulations are in order for The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon! The 31-year-old announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend; Lenny Santiago on her hit show.
The former Cheetah Girl surprised her co-host Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamar Braxton, and Tamera Mowry-Housley by showing off her gorgeous diamond ring during the talk show’s “Turn the Page” segment.
Adrienne revealed to E! how the Senior VP of A&R at Roc Nation and manager to rap artist, Fabolous proposed. You wouldn’t believe her gave her actual carats before proposing on one knee!
While being hugged by the other ladies, Bailon explained that while on a visit back home in New York recently, her beau of almost six years convinced her to get out of her pajamas one night and go to a nice dinner with the family. When they got to the empty restaurant in upstate New York, Santiago gave a speech to her parents about how much he loves their daughter and said he had a gift for everyone.
The surprise present—wait, it’s not what you think—was supposed to show the family that he knows Adrienne is worth it and will be able to give her everything she deserves in due time. Bailon continues to share that she ripped through the tissue in the box to find…carrots. Yep, carrots.
“Was this like the harvest of our love?” Bailon joked, and explained that she expressed her appreciation and love for the carrots, regardless. Then, Santiago says, “Well, since you said yes to those carrots…” and gets on his knee to propose with that gorgeous sparkler.
It took her 6-years to get this ring, but she finally got it! The glow on her face is priceless….congrats Adrienne!