*Singer Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross are gonna get hitched.
Jessica Simpson’s younger sister and Diana Ross’ son made the announcement via Twitter on Monday
“The love of my life said YES!!!!!!” Ross, 25, wrote, sharing a photo of the couple. Adds Simpson, 29, “My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii!!!”
*According to reports, Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright are set to marry.
Wright confirmed the engagement after scoring a season-high 17 points in Minnesota’s 91-59 victory over Phoenix on Sunday, reports the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis.
Durant, 24, is in his 6th NBA season with the Thunder after being drafted number 2 in 2007 after spending a year at Texas. Wright, also 24, is in her 4th season with Lynx.
Apparently the couple met while in high school at the 2006 McDonald’s All-American game. Durant and Wright have reportedly been dating for a number of months.
*Meagan Good is setting a new example with her celebrity status and relationship status.
The actress shocked fans when she told people she was engaged. But she really stopped hearts when she said she is celibate.
Meagan and her future husband, Sony Pictures executive and minister Devon Franklin, haven’t seen the bedroom yet because they’re waiting for marriage.
The couple has been public about their decision, hoping to maybe inspire others to do the same.
In an recent interview at T.D. Jakes’ 35 Anniversary Gala in Dallas, Franklin described to Siste2Sister their purpose.
“We want our marriage to be one of truth, one of love, and hopefully model God’s love. In reality we’re not perfect. But we are striving to live a life of Christ. We are striving to be an example of what his life looks like on this earth, and hopefully through our union people will be inspired, people will see themselves in us.
“The relationship is completely different,” said Meagan. “When you know somebody and you know their heart, it’s not even a question about the physical part of it that comes into play completely later on. You really just get a chance to understand what you’re getting. You don’t just want to be with this person on Friday night, but Saturday afternoon too. That’s just icing on the cake.”
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez
*We’ve been hearing dribs and drabs on and off for some time about Halle and dude and an engagement. Now we know there’s something to it.
A rep for jewelry designer Gurhan tells People that Olivier Martinez, Berry’s boyfriend of more than a year, has given her a diamond-and-emerald engagement ring.
The Oscar-winning actress, 45, costarred with Martinez, 46, a French actor, in the 2010 film Dark Tide. They soon became an item off-screen.
The couple were most recently spotted last weekend, having a quiet date night at Iris, Cirque du Soleil’s film-history-themed show at the Kodak Theatre in L.A.
Berry has been married twice before – to baseball player David Justice in the early 1990s, and to singer Eric Benét in the early 2000s.
She has a daughter, Nahla, who will be 4 in March, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.
People says a rep for Halle Berry did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Aretha Franklin with new fiance' William 'Willie' Wilkerson, announced their engagement Monday, January 1, 2012.
*Aretha Franklin made a big announcement Monday letting the world know that she is going to throw her hat in the marriage ring one more time.
She has made a comeback from her health issues and lost nearly 100 pounds. What a better time to make changes that will hopefully keep her happy. (more…)
*Well, it looks like Vivica A. Fox got what she wanted for Christmas. Yep, Auntie Viv went and got engaged to her 27-year-old boyfriend, Omar ‘Slim’ White (pictured with her) over the holidays.
A source told the NY Post that White proposed to Fox, 46, on Dec. 26 with an 8-karat diamond ring while the two were staying at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach.
Fox and White, who’ve been dating for just over a year, spent New Year’s Eve with Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union and Sanaa Lathan at a Chris Bosh bash.
Fox’s rep confirmed the engagement and it mark her second marriage (to a man younger than her).
Video of Viv’s 8-karat diamond (via TwitVid):