(ICYMI) Toni Braxton and Birdman are engaged


The 50-year-old artist has confirmed that she and the 49-year-old rapper are to wed after showing off her ring in a teaser clip for her TV show Braxton Family Values, in which she reveals to her sisters that the pair will marry.

Speaking in the preview ahead of the new season, Toni says: “I have an announcement to make… I’m engaged.”

Speculation that the couple could be engaged has been overflowing since November when she was spotted wearing a huge sparkler on her engagement ring finger at the Soul Train Awards.

Toni and Birdman began dating in May 2016 and first showed up in public in June that year at the BET Awards, yet he played down their relationship shortly afterwards.

He stated: “We’re simply chillin’.”

The pair first met in 2002 while Toni was working on Birdman’s hit Baby You Can Do It, and her mom Evelyn Braxton has previously praised her future son-in-law
Speaking in 2016, she said: “I think he is a nice man.

“I don’t care what others say about him. He is a nice man. He is full of respect. Ever since I’ve been knowing that man, he’s been phenomenal.”

The Un-Break My Heart hitmaker – who was married to Karl Lewis for a long time from 2001 to 2013 – announced her return to music not long ago.

She is to drop her first solo album for 8 years, Sex and Cigarettes, which will feature Heart Away, a collaboration with Birdman.

In October 2016, Toni was rushed to hospital with difficulties related to her battle with lupus, however came back to work shortly afterwards. The pair both have two children from past relationships.

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