Engagement season continues with news that Bob Johnson has put a ring on girlfriend Lauren Wooden’s finger.
According to the Washington Post, the BET founder popped the question to his lady of five years last month in Paris with a 7.5 carat diamond. The ring was reportedly “nestled on a giant ice sculpture in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, natch” and came complete with a “shower of rose petals” and a bottle of Dom Perignon, which he presented after a private after-hours tour and dinner at the Musee Rodin. Not bad for a 69-year-old.
Interestingly, the grand Parisian proposal wasn’t the first time Johnson asked the 36-year-old international business-management PhD student to be his wife. In fact, the billionaire actually popped the question on his first date with the young beauty, saying it was “absolutely” love at first sight.
Though the student turned down that first proposal, this time around she didn’t hesitate to say yes and the pair is now planning for a summer wedding.