Congratulations are in order for Adrienne Bailon!
Adrienne Bailon is engaged to her boyfriend of almost six years, Lenny Santiago. Santiago is Fabolous’ manager, Senior VP of A&R at Roc Nation, and an established photographer that goes under the moniker KodakLens.
The 31-year-old actress announced the news while on set of The Real and E! News was there for the exclusive announcement. While her co-hosts—Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry—were scrolling through magazines looking for news to discuss during their show that airs on Monday, Bailon squealed an important story wasn’t included that needed to be.
“It’s not in here, you know why? Because no one knows,” Bailon began before popping her left hand up and revealing the ring bling.”I’m engaged.” She then went through the story that includes her New York family and carrots…yes carrots.
While being hugged by the other ladies, Bailon explained that while on a visit back home in New York recently, her beau of almost six years convinced her to get out of her pajamas one night and go to a nice dinner with the family. When they got to the empty restaurant in upstate New York, Santiago gave a speech to her parents about how much he loves their daughter and said he had a gift for everyone.
The surprise present—wait, it’s not what you think—was supposed to show the family that he knows Adrienne is worth it and will be able to give her everything she deserves in due time. Bailon continues to share that she ripped through the tissue in the box to find…carrots. Yep, carrots.
“Was this like the harvest of our love?” Bailon joked, and explained that she expressed her appreciation and love for the carrots, regardless. Then, Santiago says, “Well, since you said yes to those carrots…” and gets on his knee to propose with that gorgeous sparkler.
Congratulations Adrienne and Lenny!