Get ready for some brand-new love songs! Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is engaged to longtime girlfriend Nicole Pantenburg, his rep confirms to Us Weekly.
The 54-year-old singer-songwriter first revealed he was engaged during a Feb. 6 interview with BET and his Love, Marriage and Divorce collaborator Toni Braxton. "Would you ever consider getting married again?" singer Braxton, 46, asked. To her surprise, Babyface replied, "I've already considered it. I'm engaged, so yes."
The Grammy-winning musician has been dating Pantenburg, his former back-up dancer, since 2007. The couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Peyton, in September 2008.
This will be Babyface's second marriage. He was previously married to businesswoman Tracey Edmonds for 13 years until their divorce in 2005. The exes share two sons, Brandon and Dylan.
What has Babyface learned from his past relationships that helps him now? "The main thing is being honest with yourself and being honest with your feelings," he explained to Braxton during their BET interview. "When we're not honest with ourselves we just accept situations, don't talk about them, and as you said, ignore the elephant in the room. You better recognize there is an elephant in the room and deal with it, because a lot of times the elephant in the room is the one that you put in there, so you have to deal with it."