One Of New York’s Finest Off The Market? Osi Umenyiora and Leila Lopes Are Engaged!

February 17, 2013  |  


It looks like congratulations are in order for the couple!

Well, surprise surprise. No, we really mean that.

By all accounts – meaning their respective Twitter accounts – NY Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and former Miss Universe Leila Lopes are engaged.  Ladies, shed your quick tear over Osi if that’s what you need to do.

Last week, he tweeted a pictured of them “booed up” with a beautiful backdrop and the caption read, “I love you my beautiful fiancée @leilavlopes.” She then tweeted back the above picture with the same caption.

They’ve been thanking people for their kind words for a few days now so it looks like this is official.

Perhaps this is engagement is so surprising because it appears they’ve only been together since November. They were first spotted when Osi attended her party as she bid farewell to her Miss Universe title.  Prior to that, he was seen in September with Elise Neal in what looked like a date. He’s also dated Selita Ebanks and Free, formerly of 106th and Park.

Not to be outdone, Leila was spotted with Russell Simmons most of last summer. In fact, he told her not to become a publicity Slore after he accused her of sending the NY Post’s “Page 6” a note that he’d sent her flowers the night of her farewell party. He warned her not to “stir up sh…”

So yes, the fact that these two are engaged so quickly is pretty surprising. But hey, “they say” when you know, you know…right?

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  • Suchalady

    Beautiful couple, all the best!

  • Goober

    Finest what???

  • Lulu012

    that’s going to be a big, lavish nigerian wedding 🙂

    • Guest

      Maybe maybe not since she isn’t Nigerian.

      • L-Boogie

        Either way — CONGRATULATIONS!

      • Lulu012

        Yeah yeah but if you are Nigerian, you know the deal. Honestly, if his parents are alive, there’s a high probability they will have a big Nigerian wedding. And anyway, Nigerian weddings are beautiful and lots of fun, I’m sure she wouldn’t mind dressing up and celebrating her wedding day differently.

  • anon

    The posterity of colonial westernized black on indigenous African destruction, and elitism, facilitated by whites.

    I’m not celebrating.

    • Chey


    • Aaliyah Noelle

      Noone asked you to celebrate you bitter bastard. I bet you single