The 31-year-old celeb revealed during The Real (airing Monday) that she's engaged to longtime love Lenny Santiago! But of course she didn't just blurt it out. She had a plan when it came to announcing the big news to her fellow co-hosts and the audience. Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry and Bailon were flipping through magazine pages looking for the latest news about Hollywood when Adrienne exclaimed that there was a very important story that wasn't in included.
"It's not in here, you know why? Because no one knows," Bailon began and gave a sneaky look at her gal-pals that got everyone wondering what she's about to say. That's when Adrienne propped her left arm on the desk to reveal the major (and beautiful!) bling on that finger, which instantly drew gasps from everyone.
"I'm engaged," she announced, and the reactions from her co-hosts were so sweet (and kinda hilarious...we could watch Tamar's shocked face on loop).
While being hugged by the other ladies, Bailon explained that while on a visit back home in New York recently, her beau of almost six years convinced her to get out of her pajamas one night and go to a nice dinner with the family. When they got to the empty restaurant in upstate New York, Santiago gave a speech to her parents about how much he loves their daughter and said he had a gift for everyone.
The surprise present—wait, it's not what you think—was supposed to show the family that he knows Adrienne is worth it and will be able to give her everything she deserves in due time. Bailon continues to share that she ripped through the tissue in the box to find...carrots. Yep, carrots.
"Was this like the harvest of our love?" Bailon joked, and explained that she expressed her appreciation and love for the carrots, regardless. Then, Santiago says, "Well, since you said yes to those carrots..." and gets on his knee to propose with that gorgeous sparkler.
Lenny Santiago is Senior Vice President of A&R, Artist Management at Roc Nation and manager to hip-hop artist, Fabolous. He's been in the business for decades, and is also a renowned celebrity photographer under the moniker KodakLens.