LeBron James popped the question to his longtime lady love, Savannah Brinson, on New Year’s Eve, just the latest of a string of celebrities who became engaged over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade even had a little part in the proposal.
As LeBron’s family, his teammates and friends were set to ring in the New Year at the Shelborne Hotel in South Beach, Florida, it was Wade’s duty to hold on to the engagement ring LeBron was to present to his girlfriend Savannah. LeBron and Savannah have been together for several years, sweethearts since their school days at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. They have two young sons together, LeBron James Jr., who recently turned seven years old and their youngest, Bryce Maximus James, is 4 years old. They make their home outside of Miami, living in a sprawling 12,000 square foot mansion reportedly bought for $10 million.
The clock struck midnight and Wade handed James the engagement ring. He then got down on one knee and asked Savannah to be his wife, who of course said yes. Wade said of the proposal, “He was just trying to catch her off-guard. Obviously, they’ve been together for a while, and I’m sure they had many discussions about the possibility of marriage. So, I thought he did a good job of catching her when she least expected it.” What made the night even more special for the couple was the fact that their sons were on hand to witness their father proposing to their mother.
LeBron said, “It was real cool. It was an opportunity for me with my personal life, so it was good. My girl, she’s very excited.”
A wedding date has not yet been set, but can you imagine how spectacular the nuptials will be? On the other hand, they may want to keep it a low key affair. But I’m guessing they will go all out, how about you?
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