AceShowbiz - Congratulations are in order for Cynthia Bailey and her boyfriend Mike Hill. The couple has taken their relationship to the next level after the sportscaster got down on one knee to ask for the TV personality's hand in marriage on Friday, July 26. PEOPLE first broke this story.
The proposal happened at the grand opening of her new business place, The Bailey WineCellar, where she was joined by her daughter Noelle Robinson as well as Mike's two daughters Kayla and Ashlee. An onlooker said that Mike surprised her by pretending to give a toast in honor of the opening. That was when Kayla interrupted and handed him a bottle with a big question mark on it.
He later told Noelle that he needed help to open the bottle. Instead, she gave him the ring box and helped him open that. Mike then proceeded to get down on one knee and pop the question, making Cynthia, who was confused at first, turn into a ball of emotion as she broke down in tears. She said yes immediately. During that moment, the three girls held a cut-out of a sentence that read, "Can we be a family?"
The guests then cheered in response.
PEOPLE also provided several photos from the happy occasion. In one photo, Mike could be seen presenting Cynthia with a stunning 5 carat princess cut solitaire ring as the latter covered her mouth in surprise. There was also a cameraman in the photos, so there's a chance that the moment will be aired in the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta".
This will be the second marriage for both Cynthia and Mike, who made their relationship Instagram official back in August last year. Prior to romancing Mike, the Bravo star was married to Peter Thomas for six years.