Ciara and Future are engaged after the rapper popped the question as a 28th birthday surprise on Saturday. The pair have been dating officially since January this year and have attended several public events together, including the MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper, real name Nayvadius Wilburn, is said to have proposed to his love with an impressive 15-carat diamond ring.
The engagement comes a matter of days since unconfirmed rumours started to circulate that Ciara is expecting her first child. According to MediaTakeOut.com and several other popular gossip outlets, the rumour started at a party Paper magazine held at New York City’s Marque nightclub on Thursday evening (October 17). According to her style team, members attempted to dress Ciara in a way that would “hide” her growing baby bump.
29-year-old Future, who is due to support Drake on his Canadian tour and has a collaboration with Rihanna under his belt, has one child from a previous relationship. He was involved in controversy when the child’s mother filed for child support in 2012, which required Future to take a DNA test to prove he was the father. After his DNA matched, Future was ordered to start paying child support of $1662 a month, according to the Daily Mail. Since then, another woman has come forward to claim that her child is also Future’s, although this claim is yet to be tested.
Grammy Award-winning Ciara has had a recent hit with ‘Body Party’ but her most well-known tracks include ‘Goodies,’ ‘Promise’ and ‘Like a Boy.’ On Sunday, she broadcast her sheer joy to the world with a succession of excitable tweets. “If I’m Dreaming I Don’t Want To Wake Up..Aaaaaahhh!!!:),” she tweeted along with “Today Has 2 Be Like One Of The Sweetest Days Of My Life! #TheBestBirthdayEver,” finishing her stream with a single heart. A date for the wedding has not yet been set.