Let Me Blow Your Mind.
On this eve of New Years Eve, we learned that rapper and actress: Eve 35, got engaged to longtime boyfriend, British designer: Maximillion Cooper, 41 (a race car driver and founder of Gumball 3000–an annual 3,000 international car rally).
Sources close to Cooper confirmed the engagement to US Weekly, saying Cooper proposed in Edinburgh, Scotland on Christmas Day.
The couple has been living together in London since Eve’s move from New York.
Eve had this to say:
Thanku 2 everybody 4 your congratulations on our engagement! 😊💍 We wanted to celebrate with our family and friends 1st b4 announcing ❤️❤️
— Eve (@TheRealEve) December 31, 2013
Although we do not have the G’s on the carat specs, from the looks of the SIZE of that monster from this distance in this photo, it’s huge!
ON HER INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIP
“I’ve never been the type of person to discriminate,” said the rapper. “But I honestly have to say I never thought I’d be with a white guy ever. But it just happened. It’s amazing. I’m the first black girl he’s ever been with too,” said Eve-during an interview with Chelsea Handler.
In early fall 2013, Eve sat down with Katie Couric [click for audio] where she briefly discussed the hate she received via hateful Tweets, during her relationship with Cooper.
She expressed (quote):
“It was shocking. I’m dating a white man and…(she looks back at the clip of a pic of she and him) ..he’s cute! I got heat because I’m a black girl who comes from hip-hop and I’m dating a white man, and honestly…I’ve always been a people person…and it just so happened to HAPPEN. I got so many hateful Tweets from people, and I don’t understand ‘hate’ “ (unquote)
…According to Eve, the hate had since died down somewhat but she couldn’t believe it-it hurt her feelings.
Interestingly, in the interview, Katie proposed the question: “So do you think you’ll get married at some point?”
Eve: “Uh, he’d better!” she joked, and continued with: “I hope so. I hope so.”
For the record (literally), Eve’s back in the studio and currently promoting her newest album called Lip Lock. Click the link to visit her site and in support of the former Ruff Ryder/”Pit Bull in a Skirt”
Eye Spied at US Weekly