Rapper Eve is the latest celebrity to rock an engagement ring, as her boyfriend of three years, British fashion designer Maximillion Cooper popped the question in December. Cooper, 41, who has four children from a previous marriage, is also the founder of the Gumball 3000 lifestyle brand, which began as an underground car rally, where he and the rap-tress met. A source close to Cooper confirms the engagement to Us Weekly, reporting Cooper proposed in Edinburgh, Scotland on Christmas Day.
This past June theÂ rapperÂ spoke candidlyÂ about their relationship withÂ late night talk show host Chelsea Handler.
“I’ve never been the type of person to discriminate,” she revealed. “But IÂ honestly have to say I never thought I’d be with a white guy ever. But it justÂ happened. It’s amazing. I’m the first black girl he’s ever been with too.”
The couple has been living in London while the Grammy winner works on new music.
Eve took to her Twitter page to thank her fans as the news leaked.
Thanku 2 everybody 4 your congratulations on our engagement!