La Toya Jackson got secretly engaged last summer
There’s still hope for love! La Toya Jackson is engaged! The singer and TV personality, 58, said “Yes” to her longtime business partner Jeffre Phillips. Apparently, he popped the question while the pair vacationed in Hawaii last August.
It looks like La Toya weighted on a lot before accepting the proposal. “It wasn’t a fast yes”, she told People.
Phillips, 46, surprised his wife-to-be with a romantic dinner of her favorite foods, including chicken soup. Then he popped the question with a 17.5 carat diamond ring, hidden under her dessert tray.
“I had no clue,. I couldn’t understand why he was so nervous. My heart just stopped. I was in total shock. We’re best friends and we’ve been business partners forever. It was always professional – no one really crossed those boundaries”, she explained.
As for the wedding date…”You have to wait to see the show”, she said.
‘Life with La Toya’ premieres June 7 on OWN.
Last December, La Toya had to shut down rumors that she and Jeffre were married. “Thank you all for your congratulations on what you thought was a marriage. It was a rumor. I’M NOT MARRIED!” she told wrote on Twitter at the time.
The two met in 1999 while working on the film, ‘Shriek If You Know What I Screamed Last Friday the Thirteenth’. They then co-founded an entertainment management and publishing company called Ja-Tail Enterprises.