Shaunie O'Neal and Pastor Keion Henderson are officially engaged! Below, find out what we know about the couple’s big milestone—including how he popped the question.
After two years of dating, wedding bells are ringing for the Basketball Wives executive producer and her pastor beau. According to People, the engagement took place on a tropical island on November 11 at exactly 11:11pm. Henderson reportedly proposed with a custom 4.22-karat diamond ring by Jason of Beverly Hills.
"This was one of the most magical and special days of my life, being someone that had never officially been proposed to — like no down on one knee and asked 'will you marry me' moment," O'Neal, 46, shared in a statement to the media outlet about the event that ended with a fireworks showcase. "And honestly I'm the person that thought I would never in my lifetime experience a love like this. Everything about that night was incredibly amazing."
She added, "I wouldn't change a single thing. As a matter of fact, I wish I could experience it over and over again.”
At this time, it is unclear if reality show cameras were rolling for the monumental moment.
The bride-to-be went on to explain exactly why she’s in love. “Keion is an extraordinary man of God. He's wise, he's supportive, he's so loving and attentive. He loves me and my children in a way that has changed my life and my heart. He makes me want to be better every day. And I pray that I do the same for him. This love is FOREVER and I'm honored and overjoyed to do forever with him."
Clearly the feelings are mutual. In a statement of his own, Pastor Henderson, 40, put his heart on his sleeves with the following words: "I've never been more loved than I am right now."
He continued, "I've never met a more supportive person in my life. There is an inseparable connection that is undeniable between Shaunie and I. I am unwilling to let anyone else occupy her space. The love and respect we share for each other contributes to our ever evolving humility and growth. Which ultimately makes us more like God."
In conclusion, Henderson reflected, "Who wouldn't want a spouse that makes you more like The Creator? She simply brings out the best in me, and wants the best for me. Any love that accomplishes all of that naturally is worth pursuing. Our engagement is the beginning of a new day."
Aww, we love Black love! Congratulations to the pair on their engagement. We look forward to seeing the lovebirds walk the aisle.
FYI: The couple began dating in February 2020 after a mutual friend connected them.