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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got engaged over the weekend (photos)


Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union got engaged over the weekend, finally deciding to take the nuptial plunge after years of dating.

And as the couple is wont to do, they took to social media on Saturday to share a bit of their personal lives with the masses, posting photos to Instagram of the proposal and the ring.

Wade, 31, posted the below photo of the ring, along with the message, “She said YES!!!” because of course he would have posted something about the proposal had she said no. Duh.

A lifestyle photographer also was present to properly and professionally document the moment:

Hopefully for the newly-engaged couple, the second foray into matrimony for both of them fare better than the first time. Wade’s marriage to high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches ended in a highly publicized and messy divorce. Contact between D-Wade and his ex-wife remains contentious and acrimonious to this day, primarily over the couple’s two children, a bitter and messy aspect of Wade’s personal life.

Union, 41, previously was married former NFL player Chris Howard. They divorced in 2006.

Wade and Union have been dating since 2007. And while there have been rocky moments in the relationship, it certainly appears that the couple have corrected course and are on their way to marital bliss. Congrats. I imagine there will be plenty of couples outings involving the Wades and LeBron James and his newlywed wife in the future.