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Precious and Empire star Gabourey Sidibe revealed she’s engaged to boyfriend Brandon Frankel.
Sidibe announced the news via her Instagram account.
“It’s weird that people think we’re already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see,” she wrote alongside a video and photo of herself and Frankel. “My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever,” she added. “The funniest man I’ve ever met. The sweetest human to exist.”
Their couple went public with the relationship in May 2019, when Frankel first shared photos of him and Sidibe along with the caption: “Mom & Dad rare night out.”
Sidibe could not be happier.
“@brandontour made up a song for when i put my bonnet on at night,” she continued. “The second I look a bit stressed and overwhelmed, he jumps into action to take over what he can for me. Every moment with him is a joy. He is the partner i thought I was too independent to need.”
She concluded the announcement: “I’ve learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side. My partner, my best friend, my cats’ daddy, my mans, my heart, my fiancé!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Frankel, who manages strategic partnerships in music at Cameo, also shared the happy news on his Instagram page. “I asked my best friend to marry me, and she said ‘YES’! So excited to spend the rest of my life with the most amazing, hilarious, beautiful, and inspiring woman I’ve ever known,” he gushed. “I couldn’t imagine a life without you. We make the best team, and we make everything fun and memorable. I liked it, so I put a [ring] on it. Love you to the moon and back @gabby3shabby.”