LeBron James Is Engaged!

Celebrity News Jan. 1, 2012 AT 10:41AM
LeBron James Is Engaged! Credit: Alexander Tamargo/WireImage

Forget a kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve -- basketball star LeBron James gave his girlfriend a great big diamond!

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The Miami Heat player, 27, popped the question to longtime love Savannah Brinson, Saturday at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach during a private REMY MARTIN V dinner.

A source tells Us Weekly James, who celebrated his birthday on Friday, presented his high school sweetheart with a pear-shaped engagement diamond. The couple's two children, along with Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union, Lance Bass and Jamie Lynn Sigler, looked on as James asked for Brinson's hand.

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Together since they were 16, the couple call themselves soulmates.

"I've definitely not put a fire under his ass," Brinson told Harper's Bazaar of tying the knot. "I would never rush him to do something like that."

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But, says Brinson, of her fairytale romance with the athlete: "I feel like everything is happening because it's supposed to. It was all in the stars."

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