Pastor Keion Henderson and Shaunie O’Neal got engaged on Veteran’s Day ya’ll.
The tea on the engagement:
The couple got engaged on a tropical island at 11:11 p.m. The 11/11 motif has been “a meaningful symbolism and point of connection” for Shaunie and Pastor Keion, her rep shared with PEOPLE magazine who got the exclusive on the engagement.
It “has played a significant role throughout their relationship since the day they met as they call, text or pray together daily at that time each day without fail. Thus it became the perfect day to cement their love.”
The Pastor of The Lighthouse Church in Houston proposed with a custom 4.22-karat radiant-cut diamond ring with 50 round-cut brilliant white diamonds set in an 18-karat white gold band by Jason of Beverly Hills. After Shaunie said Yes!, she was treated to a fireworks show.
The couple have been quietly dating for almost two years before going Instagram official a couple of months ago.
“I’ve never been more loved than I am right now,” Henderson said in a statement.
“I’ve never met a more supportive person in my life. There is an inseparable connection that is undeniable between Shaunie and I,” he says. “I am unwilling to let anyone else occupy her space. The love and respect we share for each other contributes to our ever evolving humility and growth. Which ultimately makes us more like God. Who wouldn’t want a spouse that makes you more like The Creator? She simply brings out the best in me, and wants the best for me. Any love that accomplishes all of that naturally is worth pursuing. Our engagement is the beginning of a new day.”