See the Engagement Ring LeBron James Splurged On

01/03/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

LeBron James Engagement Ring
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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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guest on

I hope they’ll have decades of wedded bliss and hopefully she won’t be a hateful “divorced baby mama”. Of course, most “jump offs” aren’t really interested in your man until he’s married.

Watch out, girl, the haters are circling…

LadyL on

Beautiful ring

Dee on

He should of married her 8 years ago before she started popping out his kids

boohoobytch on

I’m more of a asscher or princess cut gal myself (mine is 2ct princess solitaire) but congrats…I agree about popping out a damn kid for some “boyfriend”

Meems on

Why Dee? Because YOU say so??? Don’t worry about it if you’re not feeding their kids.

Imjesayin on

She’s got more rings than he has…

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Kim on

@imjessayin- Thats awesome!!!!

Truth on

@ Meems: Why? Because American culture and Americans are dying a slow and painful death, literally and figuaratively, because of all of the out-of-wedlock births and nonparenting out there, particularly in the African American community. There’s much, much more to raising happy, healthy, socially adjusted and contributing kids than just feeding them and giving their moms bling.

Jess on

Love the ring. Hope it won’t turn into another Kris/Kim situation.

Sojourner Marable Grimmett on

Beautiful couple! Congratulations!

TH on

A beautiful ring for a beautiful girl! Love them

guest on

How sweet! I’m glad they waited until they felt right!

Ok on

@ Truth, I bet you do not take care of your kids. They have been living as a family in the same house. So enough, it is just a ring. I am willing to bet their relationship has lasted longer than your marriage.

Born Here on

THe kids weren’t planned. Trust me. So he waited 8 years to see how she’d play him. Ever hear of a condom dumb dumb.

Shawn on

It won’t last. He could not Cleveland, why should he commit to her. Hope he treats her better than he treated Northeast Ohio when he leaves.

DJ on

Did he call her a sidekick? wow…ok…

Truth on

@ OK: My wife and I have 25 years of marriage and 2 happy kids almost through college. And that’s not “just a ring” it is a life-long commitment. Something they should have had the character to make before they or anyone else brings into the world what is truly a life-long obligation_for the “parents”, or the society that too often has to bear it for them

Lasse Jaakola on

It’s not the size of the ring or the value. I hope that his marital union doesn’t go the way of the LA Lakers star, Kobe Briant. She will surely come out ahead. Too bad for Kobe. Having gone through a divorce myself, it isn’t pretty, especially if kids are involved.

Stacy on

Oh wonderful…wish them much happiness!

ADAM on

6 months and hes caught cheating.

Ginger on

@Truth, it’s none of your business whether other people get married. It just isn’t. You have no right to dictate that others should live their lives the way you live yours. LeBron James’ marital status has absolutely zero impact on you. Why not just live your life how you see fit and let others do the same?

Felicia on

They make a lovely couple and may they have many years of wedded bliss and oh yeah, the ring is GORGEOUS!!

Salahuddin on

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Lizzie on

Aside from the beautiful ring, I PRAY they LOVE, CARE & & & & RESPECT EACH OTHER!! PRAYfully,
their UNION will last longer than 72 days!!!!!!

Truth on

@Ginger: You’re right, it’s nobody’s business if someone is married. But unfortunately it’s EVERYBODY’S business if you volutarily have kids without being married. Have you ever looked at the correlation between crime and single-parent homes? Drug abuse and single-parent homes? Drop-outs and single-parent homes? Welfare and other social service dependency and single-parent homes? Those are prices WE ALL PAY!

Now I’m not saying ALL single-parent homes are wrong; fate and circumstance can intervene in the most resposible lives, and some folks who find themselves in that situaton do a heroic job of rising above it.

But to knowingly, voluntarily bring a child into that situation, by choice, is WRONG, and by example it is self-perpetuating, no matter how much money you have. You are fooling yourself to think otherwise. Sorry, but that is the TRUTH.

ajay on

Very Happy for Lebron and Savannah!! Congrats both of you.

Meems on

Ginger you won’t get through to “Truth”… Do you really think being married first is the only way to have kids? I was married first and still wound up raising my kids alone. I wish I had just had them and never had that ceremony… My kids are happy and well adjusted and this was AFTER my divorce not because I was married. I did it all on my own… Fortunately for her LeBron is there, he knows what it’s like to be abandoned by a father and I can’t see him doing that to his kids. And this is weather or not he is married to his baby’s mama…

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Lisa on

@guest, you’re glad ‘they waited until they felt right’??? They made two kids before they got engaged–obviously SOMETHING was feeling “right”, but to them it wasn’t important enough to make an official commitment. Too many people have their values backwards.

Truth on

@Meems: I commend, respect, and thank you for raising your children alone after the tragedy of your divorce. I wish you all the strength and you and your children much happiness in the future.
But “LeBron is there, he knows what it’s like to be abandoned by a father and I can’t see him doing that to his kids”: Really? Are you seriously saying there no African American youth who were abandoned by their fathers and then abandoned their own children? That the rate of single-parent households is not much higher among those raised in such households, particularly among those who were abandoned, or never seriously parented by, their fathers? That the social costs of such unfortunate pattern is not born by us all? Such wishful thinking is destroying American culture. And that is everyone’s concern.

Biglo on

I’m so proud of Lebron. This has nothing to do with Basketball, it’s about him recognizing a woman who is in it for him and his kids. He’s rich, and talented, and now he’s doing the right thing. She is more of a RING then a championship can ever bring you. Big ups Bron. Be Blessed!!!

Summer on

I can’t believe he makes $16 million a year! And we wonder what’s wrong with America… Anyway, congrats to them. I’m glad he finally made it official, though I wonder why now. A child, much less 2, is the most binding thing you can have with a person. I don’t really think it’s for his money, because she loved him before he had any and she’d get paid either way because she is the mother of his 2 kids. It’s nice that they’ve been together so long, even through fame and fortune.

Tee on

Congrats to them on the engagement. Personally, it doesn’t matter one way or the other because he has been in his kids life from day one. @Truth, I understand what you are saying, but every one’s situation doesn’t work out like yours. As far as single parent families, there are plenty of factors, one is the amount of young black men in jail not being fathers to their children or killed over senseless violence. As we all grow older we mature, so know he gets he wants to be the role model and understands what all goes along with that title. Do he probably wish he had waited to have his kids, yeah probably so but once they are here you love them and move forward. From what I have seen, he has been there everyday for his children. But as we all know, the high school puppy love doesn’t always translate to long-term relationship material. They have probably went through their struggles as a couple and the light finally went off and said hey, she got your back. She wasn’t just in it to make “meal tickets” but to beside you in this journey called life. He could have been planning it for a while. He just wanted to wait for the right occassion. And for the issues about Cleveland, please get over it already. The guy played out his contract and left. It is called doing what is best for you.

Mark on

He’ll have more kids than championship rings by the end of his career!

walex on

He needs a “sidekick”? What is he the Lone Ranger? How about a wife, partner and mother to his children. That is what marriage is about. What an odd comment. Good luck girl, if it takes this long to get married the outlook is grim.

N on

Ladies…..don’t think if you wait years and years and pop a couple babies out doesnt exactly guarantee that a man will marry you. In fact men are less likely to marry you when you give away years of your life and don’t have any limits as to how long you are going to wait around.N

alex on

he’s a piece of s hit

Blondo on

Things are so ass backwards these days. Couples have a 7 year old on hand to celebrate an engagement. It will be hard to teach that child not to get knocked up in high school when the parents were shacking up.

James on

LeBron or better known to us in Cleveland as the lying king, so it won’t last either.

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 fiancé 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 fiancé 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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GuesT on

So 1980’s

Geit on

At least is a “real” Black Man that figured it would be the right thing to do and that is marry is BLACK QUEEN and keep the money where it really should be!

Marky on

To those of you complaining because he referred to her as his “sidekick”, let me tell you for sure; I believe he has the right idea about what a person actually NEEDS in a life-partner or spouse. After many years of marriage, I can say (with confidence) that the glue that holds a marriage together is love and a deep abiding friendship that makes you know in your heart that everything you do, everywhere you go, and every meal you eat is better because you share it with that person. They truly are your “sidekick” that you want to share it all with, and you know that no matter what you face, no matter what changes take place in your lives, you would rather spend time with that person than anyone else in the world. My spouse is now disabled, and our lives are drastically changed, but I would rather spend every day with my “sidekick”, who I love beyond words (just as he loves me), more than anyone else!

RP on

Very nice Marky! My “sidekick” lost his battle with cancer in July. He needed my constant care for the last 3 years…and as hard as it was, I wouldn’t give up one second of that time with him. I also would do it all over again just to have him home with me.

Debbie on

I don’t care if he’s engaged.

Please, LeBron, come back to Cleveland!!!!

RP on

Debbie…Cleveland doesn’t want him anymore. He’s a d-o-u-c-h-e!

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Gloria on

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE!!

nikki on

@truth and rest of these jealous witches. Whats with you and everyone else and this marriage thing. Not being married does not mean single parent. I am not married and I have a wonderful relationship with my boyfriend and our kids. When WE, NOT YOU, think we are ready we will get married. and our children are not a problem to society because we didnt get this piece of paper to say we are married. you sound like some hypocrites i used to see in church. love to judge and use thier own convictions against others. i hope if you are married, you are as happy and your relationship is as wonderful as mine.

martha on

Two kids later he pops the question….now this is true love…….

Doesn't matter..... on

After a couple of children….now a ring~ It’s beautiful and I can ONLY hope it’ll last. Whatever happened to getting married and then having children….oh silly me~

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oneopinion on

I’m just glad they’re the same race

Pastor King on

Congratulations! It is good to know that Labron has not gone “Hollywood “he is a real man, living in reality and loves his people; his wife to be is a real woman for him, not some figament of a man’s imagination of what life should look like, if you have the money. Go Labron! the ring is coming this year.

Truly on

Nikki – so the d-bag hasn’t asked you to marry him, but you’re still hanging around spitting out ba$tards for him. Oh, that’s the definition of a real woman these days? We call you something else.

Truth on

@Pat Clark: My thoughts regarding Angelina Jolie and anyone else, white, black, hispanic, or any other race are exactly the same: children are a lifelong commitment, and all objective data confirm that a married, 2-parent household is by far the better environment in which to raise them. If you won’t commit YOUR life to another person for the purpose of raising a child that you bring into the world, what business do you have bringing the child into the world in a less than ideal environment for THEIR life? What business do you have committing THE REST OF SOCIETY to the likelihood of having to provide for a child in the event you are unable to do so adequately? Keep your knees together and your pants zipped; it is selfishness in the extreme to impose such a potential burden on both the child and on society. And it is racist of you to assume that such objective TRUTH has anything to do with race, though the CONSEQUENCES FOR CHILDREN sadly are suffered disproportionately by those in the African American community.

MzBiz on

I love how they took their time. The ring is gorgeous and she is a beautiful young woman. Wishing LeBron and his soon-to-be new bride a lifetime of happiness and joy!!

Samarah on

Yeah, beautiful ring but why not do all that BEFORE having kids??

Anna on

Congrats on the engagement and future wedding…They make a beautiful couple.

Toletha on

I’m just glad that Lebron stayed black! I know that we fall in love with who we fall in love with, and that’s ok. But many of the black moneymakers INTENTIONALLY cross over/go seeking out of the black community because all of a sudden, a black woman is not good enough when they become successful. So kudos to you Lebron!

Anna on

Please do not allow jealousy and meanful words alter your goals in life. God oversees everything and love reins. Your engagement indicates true love and happiness for the person you respect and value. Haters will continue to hate that holds a lack of foundation…lets leave it at that. Congrats, again.

MS LOVIE DOVE on

WOW, Y`ALL COME ON NOW HAIL, SHES A BEAUTIFUL BLK SISTA WITH A MONEY MAKING BROTHER.HE DID THE RIGHT THING MAY IT BE TODAY OR YESTERDAY. NOW IF SHE WAS A WHITE WOMEN Y`ALL WOULDNT HAVE JACK TO SAY UNTIL SHE ROCKED HIM FOR HIS BANK. ALL I SAY TO YOU IS BE HAPPY DONT LET THESE JEALOUS DEMONS TAKE YOUR JOY BABY. YOUR DOING THE RIGHT THING YOU HAVE MY BLESSINGS. SISTER DONT LET THESE DEMONS STEAL YOUR JOY. IM SURE THEY WOULD BE ALOT HAPPIER IF HE WAS STANDING THERE WITH SOME FLAT AZZ WHITE WOMEN WITH FAKE BOOBS. DO YOUR THING MR JAMES AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR NEW WIFE AND KEEP BEING A FATHER TO THEM CHILLREN. GOD BLESS YOU BABY BOY. I THINK THIS IS GREAT.

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