(L-R) NBA player LeBron James and Savannah Brinson attend the Gucci cocktail party for Ffawn at Gucci Fifth Avenue on September 16, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » DON'T MISS
and LeBron James have been together for over 10 years, and they're finally heading down the aisle! The NBA star popped the question on New Year's Eve, in front of about 60 friends and the couple's two children.
So how did he pull off the proposal? Well, it all went down at a dinner at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. The dinner was hosted by friends Dwyane Wade
and Gabrielle Union
, and it was there that he got down on one knee. After Brinson said "yes," James picked up the couple's sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce and swung them around on the floor in excitement after proposing. "It was so sweet to watch," a rep for Remy Martin, the company who hosted the party, said. "Everyone is extremely happy." LeBron James and Savannah Brinson (Pacific Coast News)
Savannah and LeBron will finally walk down the aisle after being together since high school. The two got together about 10 years ago and Brinson has stuck by her man through all of the ups and downs -- and the move to Miami.
The engagement comes one day after the Heat star turned 27. Looks like 2012 is off to a great start for these two.
See Savannah Brinson pics here:***NO CANADA RIGHTS***.Savannah Brinson, girlfriend of the Miami Heat superstar Lebron James, enjoys her new surroundings by lounging by the pool. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Basketball star LeBron James and girlfriend Savannah Brinson attend his 26th birthday party at the Coco Deville lounge in Miami's Gansevoort Hotel. During the evening, LeBron tweeted, "Wanna thank all my family, friends and fans for the B-day S/O's today! Love all u guys. Its gonna be another great year! Yes Sir!" .Marketing Marvel: James' handlers are creating an eleven-stop birthday tour for companies who want their products and brand names shoved in front of young hipsters. It's called the LeBron "King" James Full Court Birthday Celebration..The minimum buy-in is $10,000 and if you want to go all in, it will cost $500,000 to be certain you are seen at all the events planned around this young man's birthday..Eleven cities will see the King's celebration in the span of four months including L.A., Chicago, Orlando and Atlanta. (Pacific Coast News)more pics »NBA player LeBron James (L) of the Cleveland Cavaliers and his fiancee Savannah Brinson arrive at the opening of Jay-Z's USD 20 million 40/40 Club, a 24,000-square-foot sports bar and lounge at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino December 30, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)more pics »(L-R) Ffawn co-creator Steve Stoute, Singer Mary J. Blige, NBA player LeBron James, his girlfirend Savannah Brinson, and Gucci President Daniella Vitale attend the Gucci cocktail party for Ffawn at Gucci Fifth Avenue on September 16, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates with his girlfried, Savannah Brinson, after the Cavs defeated the Detroit Pistons 98-82 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2007 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Getty Images)more pics »