What could a girl ask for on her 27th birthday? New car? A new house? How about getting a marriage proposal? Sterling Shepard decided the latter would be the perfect gift for model girlfriend Chanel Iman. So Friday, while celebrating Chanel’s birthday, the NY Giants wide receiver took the former Victoria Secret model up on the roof, surrounded by candles, with the NY city skyline for a backdrop, and proposed to his girlfriend of one year.
The happy couple met at Giants teammate Victor Cruz’s birthday party in November 2016. Chanel knew Victor from working with him on different modeling assignments. She tells PEOPLE magazine, “When I first met [Shepard] he was in a suit and looked so sharp.”
The couple immediately took to Instagram to share their news with family, friends, and fans. Pictures showed the couple surrounded by candles as Sterling placed the ring on her finger. The photo captioning for the moment, “A night full of tears of happiness. I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs.” And he posted on his Instagram account, “The catch of my dreams…can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you!”
According to Page Six, Sterling continued surprising his now fiancé with a party at SPiN New York with her family and friends.
Be sure to tell this very happy couple congratulations!
Written by Rhonda
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Photos: Chanel Iman Instagram (@chanelofficial), Essence. Com, bleacher report, Victoria Secret