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juelz santana proposes to girlfriend Kimbella

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With the holiday season upon us, we’re sure to witness plenty of pregnancy announcements and marriage proposals, and one couple that is clearly the definition of “love and hip-hop” set things off after dating for nearly a decade.

Rapper Juelz Santana got down on bended knee and in true Harlem fashion donning a pair of tan Timbs with his single “My Love” blaring in the background proposed to girlfriend, Kimbella. The special moment took place on Friday at an album release event for the Diplomat’s reunion album “Diplomatic Ties” at Harlem’s famous Apollo theater.

The couple has two children together, eight-year-old son Juelz Santana James and six-year-old daughter Bella Monroe James.  They are featured on the latest season of Love and Hip-Hop: New York as the Dipset rapper shares his struggles with alcohol and drug dependency. The couple has also faced infidelity in the past and are now in therapy to hash out their issues as Kimbella explains the hardships of living separately after the “Mic Check” rapper was placed on house arrest. On one recent episode, Juelz talked about the bad habits the rap industry can sometimes bring:

“I’ve been kinda dabbling with the pills and stuff like that. I had been drinking like a cough syrup, we call it ’lean.’ The hip hop industry I was in just made it a cool thing and I had a lot of teeth problems. I was prescribed percocets from the doctor and I kinda started abusing that.”

“You know what you kind of have to go through with the whole withdrawal thing, and I don’t ever want to have to go through that again.”

I could’ve sworn these two been married, but congrats to the happy couple! Peep the clip below to see the pair surrounded by a whole lot of love from their friends who were present to celebrate, with Cam’ron among others capturing the moment for the ‘Gram. Kimbella also took to social media to give fans a closer look at her new bling.

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