La Toya Jackson is officially engaged to Jeffree Philips and her massive 137.5 carat engagement ring is indeed very sparkling and worth-looking. Singer and TV actress, 58 years old bride-to-be La Toya Jackson got a sweet surprise when she went on Vacation with his longtime manager and boyfriend Jeffre Philips, who is 46 years old.
“It wasn’t a fast yes,” famous song-writer and sister of late Michael Jackson told to People.
Philips proposed her during a vacation in Hawaii while pair was together for a romantic dinner. He dropped to his knees and asked her “Marry Me?”. He told to Jackson, “I don’t have a ring for you,” Jackson told PEOPLE. “I said, ‘Well, that’s okay. I don’t care about a ring.’”
Later Jackson explained her feelings of that special time, she says, “My heart just stopped,” “I was in total shock.We’re best friends and we’ve been business partners forever. It was always professional – no one really crossed those boundaries.”
“I had no clue,” Jackson says. “I couldn’t understand why he was so nervous.”
He ordered her favorite food items especially chicken soup and hid a massive 17.5 carat diamond engagement ring under delicious desserts tray.
When Dessert got served then real-magic began.
“When I lifted (the lid) for the dessert, there was the ring,” she says. And what a ring it is: The round center diamond is 10 carats alone, and is surrounded by another 7.5 carats in round diamonds set in a platinum band — all designed by Phillips himself.
“Jeffré goes over the top with a lot of things,” says Jackson. “He found exactly what I would like or want. It’s really beautiful,” she says.
“It’s very, very big,” she admits. “It’s a heavy one too.”
No doubt, she got one of the best and the biggest diamond engagement ring from her Fiancé.
She didn’t say anything about her marriage plan but Jackson revealed that she has started thinking about motherhood.”I’ve always wanted to be a mother, all my life,” she said. We would be able to get more details of her big day soon. Another interesting news for you is that Philips also went to Joe Jackson, father of La Toya Jackson and asked for his daughter hand in marriage. It will be second marriage for Jackson since she wed to Jack Gordon, former manager, for seven years in the 1990s. However, she didn’t have good memories of that relationship and often tagged it the abusive nature.
Anyhow, we congrats to Jackson and wish her all the best for her life.