Congrats are in order for Sharelle Rosado and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
Though the lovebirds have already been referring to each other as “fiancé” for quite some time now, the two officially became engaged at Bar One in Miami on Saturday, Page Six has learned.
According to People, who was first to report the news, the former NFL star proposed to the “Selling Tampa” star with a massive 7.5 carat sparkler. Twenty guests were in attendance to witness the “Dancing With the Stars” alum get down on one knee.
“I’m honestly shocked! I’m at a loss for words,” Rosado told the outlet. “This was absolutely beautiful and to see my family and friends here to celebrate our love, that really did it for me.”
Calling the engagement “more special” than she could have “ever dreamed,” Rosado noted that she “had no idea” Johnson’s proposal was coming.
“He is definitely not a planner, so for him to pull this off for me is so amazing,” she explained. “Just the thought he put into this and having our family and friends here to witness says a lot.”
Back in January 2021, Rosado told fans via an Instagram Story showing off a ring that she “said YESSSS” to Johnson – though the engagement was allegedly not official.
“Chad never officially gave her an engagement ring until last night,” Rosado’s rep told Page Six on Sunday, noting that she believes her client was “just kidding around” with the initial “engagement” post.
“From the moment they started dating, [Chad] told her that ‘I’m going to make you my wife’ and that is why they used the affectionate term fiancé for each other,” she continued. “They always had such a deep connection. Chad was her celebrity crush for many years before they ever met.”
The two went on to welcome their first child together, a baby girl named Serenity Paula Johnson, in January 2022.
“The moment the doctors put baby Serenity in my arms, a feeling of calm washed over me,” Rosado told us following the birth. “I was exhausted from the delivery but when our eyes met for the first time, it was this instant connection of unconditional love.”
She added, “She snuggled right into my heart. Our hearts are full and our family is complete.”
When Page Six exclusively spoke with Rosado back in December 2021, the reality star defended dating Johnson following his domestic violence case with ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. The two coupled up in 2020 after the realtor slid into the athlete’s DMs.
“It wasn’t a concern,” she said of her beau’s past at the time. “You never know what goes on between things – I don’t want to speak on that because I wasn’t there, but Chad is a great person.”
She continued, “People go through things, people make mistakes, and you learn from them. If you base things off of mistakes that people made then you’ll never make it in life. Nobody is perfect.”