The "I'm Out" chanteuse and 29-year-old rapper-producer announced their engagement last October. Ciara's rep confirmed to Us on Oct. 28 that Future (real name: Nayvadius D. Wilburn) proposed to his girlfriend while celebrating her birthday in New York City Oct. 25.
The couple began dating in early 2013, and this will be the first marriage for both. Future (who collaborated with Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz album) is already a father to a son from a previous relationship. (Ciara dated Bow Wow back in 2005.)
To pop the question, Future went all out, presenting Ciara with a huge 15-carat diamond engagement ring. The bride-to-be (a close pal of Kim Kardashian) shared a photo of her stunning new bling with Us shortly thereafter. The Avianne & Co. ring features a large center emerald cut diamond, two slightly smaller side diamonds and diamonds on the band.
After her surprise proposal, Ciara tweeted on Oct. 27, "Today Has 2 Be Like One Of The Sweetest Days Of My Life! #TheBestBirthdayEver. If I'm Dreaming I Don't Want to Wake up!"
"She’s a beautiful woman, amazing, incredible, everything that comes with those words, that's what she represents," Future, who worked on Ciara's latest album, told Vibe this past February. "We love being around each other and that's just what it is. The chemistry is there. It's amazing. She makes me happy, I make her smile.