CeeLo Green is engaged to longtime girlfriend Shani James, reports People.
The singer proposed to James, 38, nearly a year ago at the studio where he was recording his upcoming album, Heart Blanche.
“I went and purchased a ring that we had seen together, maybe four or five months or so prior,” Green told the magazine. “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?'”
“It was the most beautiful diamond ring I had ever seen in my life. It was lit up by a light,” added James. “I said, ‘What is that?’ He just looked at me and said, ‘Well…?’ And I was just like ‘Oh my goodness.’ ”
“I said, ‘Babe, I can’t believe it.'” James continued. “He said, ‘You’ve been such a good woman. You’re such and amazing person. You’re my life partner. You’re my best friend. I want to share the rest of my life with you.’ ”
Green, 41, says James loves him unconditionally, and has stood by his side through everything, including sexual assault accusations back in 2012.
“I appreciate her openness and willingness to love unconditionally,” he said. “She’s been so sweet to me through a number of different trials that come to test the resilience of a union to deem whether it’s worthy or not, whether it’s durable or strong enough.”
When the couple marries, it will be Green’s second marriage. He was previously married to Christina Johnson for five years, and had son together.