Rapper Ace Hood and longtime love Shelah Marie are engaged!
The “Hustle Hard” rapper, who is also a father of two, popped the question to the Curvy Curly Conscious founder and yogi on Tuesday. He asked for her hand in front of 20 of their closest friends at Komodo Miami, according to TMZ. Shelah must be a fan of Beyoncé, because Ace got down on one knee to “Formation,” of all songs, following dinner. She was so busy grooving to it that she hadn’t initially noticed the rapper was kneeling behind her with the rock. She was in complete shock by the gesture, so much so that she didn’t know what hand the ring was meant to go on. She quickly said yes and the pair shared an emotional embrace as everyone they knew pulled out their cell phones.
Ace Hood and Shelah have been dating since 2015, and if you’ve scrolled through your Instagram Explore page, it’s likely that you’ve run across beautiful photos and videos of the couple doing yoga together, balancing in some pretty tough poses. Their commitment to wellness as a pair has attracted a lot of attention over the years, especially since doing yoga and meditation is not often seen as the common practice of rappers. However, when you have a girlfriend as encouraging as Shelah, why not?
“I think he’s so brave,” she told XO Necole about their relationship a few years ago. “I used to tell him that in the beginning, just being with a Black girl who has natural hair and not being afraid to go out and meditate, I think it’s brave for somebody in his position. He’s going to wake the game up and let them know what time it is!”
Ace has also had some loving things to say publicly about his lady.
“After all this time, I still get butterflies at just the thought of you,” he wrote to celebrate her on her birthday recently. “Grateful for your love and Strength. Happy Birthday to my Wonder Woman.”
Congratulations are definitely in order for these two, who are absolute couple’s fitness goals by the way. Check out the proposal below and hit the flip to see more images of the pair from over the years, along with more photos of their engagement celebration: