Star Jones Is Engaged! Meet Her Future Husband, Ricardo Lugo
Star Jones is set to walk down the aisle yet again, but this time, with boyfriend Ricardo Lugo.
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The 55-year-old announced that she’s engaged to Lugo exclusively to Us Weekly on Monday while attending the Angel Ball in New York.
“We’re engaged,” she said to the publication. “Not talking about it.”
And while she wouldn’t divulge any details about when and where they plan to tie the knot, Jones did want everyone to know that Lugo is the man for her.
“He’s wonderful,” she said. “I’m happy and that’s all anybody outside of my family needs to know.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Lugo is an assistant state’s attorney who was raised in the Cabrini-Green houses and ran for judge in 2012. He has a lot in common with the former The View co-host, who is also a lawyer.
The couple went public back in July 2016 at an event for the Children’s Museum of the East End Family Affair in Bridgehampton, New York. She attended with Lugo and his son, Jake, and at the that time, was ok with calling him her “life partner.”
“This is my family,” she said about him and his son to PEOPLE at the time. “I’m not married, but we’re together.”
Well, that is all about to change!
This will be Jones’ second marriage. She was married to Al Reynolds from 2004 to 2008 before she decided to file for divorce. She is likely keeping a lot of details of this relationship on the low based on the fact that her entire relationship with Reynolds, including their wedding, was in public view. It was something she would regret.
“Several years ago I made an error in judgment by inviting the media into the most intimate area of my life,” Jones said during her divorce announcement in 2008. “A month ago I filed for divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone’s life that requires privacy with one’s thoughts. I have committed myself to handling this situation with dignity and grace and look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman.”
She’s also emerged with the ability to find love again.