Cee Lo Green is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend Shani James.
The former Voice US coach is lifting the lid on the romantic way he popped the question to James while recording new music in 2014.
“It was just a typical night at the studio, but then again, not so typical cause I did something extra special, out of the ordinary,” he told People.
“I went and purchased a ring that we had seen together, maybe four or five months or so prior. I went back and purchased the ring and I just kind of had it stashed away in some old equipment. And I said, ‘Will you reach in there and grab something for me?'”
Green went on to explain why he waited a year to share the happy news publicly.
“Truth be told, it’s not something we wanted to promote,” he explained. “We’re a collective power together because our private life is sacred. But you know what though, maybe it’s time.
“Maybe it is time for the world to know that I have a very secure situation and a loving woman supporting me the entire way.”
Green was previously married to Christina Johnson, whom he divorced back in 2005. The couple have a 15-year-old son named Kingston.
The R&B star returns to the spotlight after an extended hiatus with new album Heart Blanche, out on November 6.