Ciara is Engaged to Her Rapper Boyfriend!

by Terri Pous

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Pardon our pun, but Ciara has a "Future" wedding to plan!

Rapper Future (real name: Nayvadius D. Wilburn), Ciara's boyfriend of one year, proposed to her with a 15-carat diamond engagement ring. He popped the question while the couple celebrated Ciara's 28th birthday in New York.

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R&B singer Ciara, who won a Grammy for a collaboration with Justin Timberlake in 2010, was clearly shocked and thrilled by the proposal, judging by her tweet on Sunday.

Future's sweet words about his love, with whom he collaborated on her most recent album, show she shouldn't have been completely taken off-guard. "She's a beautiful woman, amazing, incredible, everything that comes with those words, that's what she represents." he told Vibe in February. "I love music, she loves music. And we love being in the studio with each other. We love being around each other and that's just what it is. The chemistry is there. It's amazing. She makes me happy, I make her smile."

He also told Hot 97's Angie Martinez in August that, "I don't get into nothing to get out. We haven't set a date. This the one. I said it before, I said it seven years ago, so for it to come around and happen, it was just meant to be."

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Needless to say, he'd been planning the proposal for some time. This will be the first marriage for both, who have not set a wedding date. Regardless, we hope their wedding will have a live, romantic first dance song from their musical friends, along with plenty of bling to complement her stunning engagement ring.

Speaking of which, are gargantuan, Kim Kardashian-style diamond engagement rings the new standard? Kim and Ciara did both get engaged on their birthdays, so maybe their rings were a double gift. For everyone's wallets and sanity, we hope this isn't the case!

Trend or no trend, we're sure the rock is beautiful. Congratulations!

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