Laura: We actually got engaged a few years ago. But to be fresh and new the engagement this time seemed to be more meaningful. It came with growth. It made it sexier and better. Weâ€™re more in love. We are super-excited. We want to do an intimate wedding. Itâ€™s not something we want to share publicly. He designed the ring himself. It is 23-carats. It speaks for itself.
UPTOWN: Now, how did you go from breaking up and moving to LA to getting engaged?
Laura: I definitely think that the separation helped. It helped in reuniting. We have four kids together â€“ weâ€™re always going to be connected. I didnâ€™t have any intentions or plans of coming back. Itâ€™s funny how God works. When we saw each other, we knew. It was the same love — and better.
UPTOWN: What works best in a relationship?
Laura: You have to pay your dues. You have to learn to love each other and respect each other. It doesnâ€™t come easy. If you are willing to put in the time to work, it will work. It is all about growth. I hate when people complain about it and donâ€™t put in the time.
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