See the Engagement Ring LeBron James Splurged On

01/03/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

LeBron James Engagement Ring
Andy Kropa/AP; Inset: Alan Diaz/AP

What a pair — and what a pear! LeBron James proposed to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson on New Year’s Eve, and over the weekend, the lucky lady flashed her brand-new bling: a pear-shaped diamond flanked by two glimmering baguettes.

James — whose salary will top $16 million this season — popped the question during a celebratory dinner at SL nightclub at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. The couple’s children, LeBron Jr., 7, and Bryce, 4, were on hand to celebrate with mom and dad, too.

“It was so sweet to watch,” a rep for Remy Martin V, who hosted the dinner, tells PEOPLE. “Everyone is extremely happy.”

The party, co-hosted by Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union, was also a belated birthday celebration for James, who turned 27 the day before. Heat star Chris Bosh (who tied the knot lavishly in July) and Queen Latifah were also on the guest list of 60 friends and family members.

“A person like myself always needs a great sidekick and a person you can rely on no matter the circumstances. And she’s that,” James told Harper’s Bazaar of Brinson in 2010. “She’s got my back, and I love her for that.”

–Kate Hogan, with reporting by Linda Marx

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Sherron on

HOW LONG WILL THIS ONE LAST??

gloria on

CONGRATULATIONS to this beautiful couple. Lebron great choice: a woman who’s there thru thick and thin. Put your trust in God and remember it’s not about pleasing the world but what makes the two of you happy and the boys too!

Linda Lea on

She’ll be a “Basketball Wife” within 10 years. She’ll be fighting and bitter about all of the women that LeBron had sex with during their marriage in his years playing basketball. They’re all the same!
I can’t believe that actress Gabrielle Union is hanging around trying to be a wife with a man that has three little kids. She’s desperate for sure. I know her eggs are dried up by now.

Miss Lee on

Please do not compare this couple to the two-minute wedding of Kim and Kris. Lebron and Savanah have known know each since high school.

CONGRATS! and all the best

Stacie on

Wasn’t Brittany Spears married when she had children. WOW… You never know how a relationship will end. Congratulations LeBron. Wishing you and your bride-to-be all the best.

Pat Clark on

@Truth: If this news story was about a white celeb, let’s say for instance Angelina Jolie who has several kids out of wedlock would your comments be similar? Kids out of wedlock is not only an African American issue. There are plenty of the same type births in the white race also. Take a look at the MTV show, Teen Mom, which previews the life of mostly white un-wed pregnant teens. Another example, Khourtney Kardashian, pregnant with her 2nd out of wedlock birth. Lebron is a millionaire who can afford to buy bling for his fiancĂ© and I’m sure his kids are being raised as happy, healthy, socially adjusted & contributing kids. As a matter of fact, financial status is not the only factor that would predict the outcome of kids that both you & I listed above. I get so sick & tired of whites always posting the same racial post such as your whenever there is a story regarding an African American. Lebron nor his fiancĂ© Savannah care less about our comments anyway!!!

Tom on

I hope she knows that he flies in professional women on his road trips. I’ve seen it first hand. Yes, I’ve actually witnessed the act of it.

ColBiya on

Damn, nice ring, go girl, she really is a naturally pretty woman.. & I’m glad he is doing the right thing…… NO PRENUP!!!

Huh? on

Ring is sort of shape like his nose…smaller though. LOL!!

Rae on

All I can say is my ring is much more beautiful then hers. her ring is just ok.

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