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CeeLo Green confirms engagement

ShowbizBy Sunday World
CeeLo Green confirms engagement

Singer CeeLo Green is engaged to marry his long-time girlfriend Shani James.

The Crazy singer confirmed the news to People magazine, after Shani was spotted dining out in California with a rock on her finger. Talking to the publication, the 41-year-old recalled his low-key proposal during a night at the recording studio.

"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 grinned. "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?'"

Shani, 38, followed his instructions, and was stunned to find "the most beautiful diamond ring" before he popped the question.

"I said, 'Babe, I can't believe it'," Shani recalled. "He said, 'You've been such a good woman. You're such an amazing person. You're my life partner. You're my best friend. I want to share the rest of my life with you.'"

The couple admit the proposal actually happened about a year ago, but they were hesitant to make the news public.

"Truth be told, it's not something we wanted to promote," CeeLo confessed. "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."

CeeLo, who says they have yet to begin planning the wedding, was previously married to Christina Johnson, whom he divorced in 2005. They are parents to 15-year-old son Kingston, and the singer was also a stepfather to her two daughters from a previous relationship.

- Cover Media