Former Ruff Ryders member Eve has confirmed buzz and online chatter claiming she decided to settle down and accept a marriage proposal from longtime boyfriend Maximillion Cooper.

Eve addressed the headline-generating news on New Year’s Eve and explained why she kept the news under wraps for nearly an entire week.

“Thanku 2 everybody 4 your congratulations on our engagement! ???????? We wanted to celebrate with our family and friends 1st b4 announcing,” Eve tweeted December 31. (Eve’s Twitter)

While details were initially scarce, reports suggested the British designer popped the question to E-v-e on Christmas.

Eve’s love is going the distance. The singer-actress is engaged to British designer and Gumball 3000 founder Maximillion Cooper, E! News exclusively confirms. Eve’s rep tells us that Cooper popped the question on Christmas Day, the sparkly evidence of which was first spied on Instagram in a photo in which she’s surrounded by family–and flashing a diamond ring! (E! Online)

A new photo of Eve flaunting her engagement ring started making its rounds online yesterday.

“#familytime!!!! Me and my mom and my lil brother Farrod just got to the English country side. Feel so #blessed to be with my family and sharing my life here. I pray that you bring 2014 in with people you #love. And nothing but #good #energy,” Eve wrote December 30. (Eve’s Instagram)

While they get along now, E-v-e admitted she hesitated about taking her relationship with Cooper seriously due to his four kids last May.

“I love it now. It took a minute. I was like, ‘I’m not sure this is what I want to be my life.’ You know? But honestly, it’s been three years now and we’ve gone on vacations together, and they’re the sweetest kids,” she explained in an interview. “We talk about having kids. We talk about marriage. The kids are excited. They want a brown baby sister.” (Sister 2 Sister)

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