Branden Wellington is ready to walk down the aisle!
On Christmas Day the Sistas’ star got down on one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend, actress, and former Miss California Meagan Tandy. And just wait until you hear how he did it. Branden, an Emmy Award-winning poet, wrote a poem for Tandy titled “You are the Gift.” He read it to her in an intimate setting among their families.
Then, near the end of the poem, Tandy’s brother brought her dog into the room. The dog wore a scarf embroidered with the last line of the poem: “Will you marry me?“
As if that wasn’t enough, Branden got down on one knee and proposed with a stunning emerald cut diamond. Here’s everything we know about the ring.
What Does Meagan’s Engagement Ring Look Like?
We’ve not yet had a close up of the ring, but we do know it’s an emerald cut solitaire diamond on a pave diamond band. This emerald cut is a timeless cut, with its elongated shape and step-cut facets, which exudes sophistication and understated elegance. Perfect for the previous beauty queen. What adds to the allure is the choice of a pave diamond band, where tiny diamonds are meticulously set creating a ‘path’ of diamonds around the band for extra sparkle.
The ring was made by Peter Pheng Young of Inta Gems and Diamonds, who is the official crown jeweler of Miss California USA, the title previously held by Meagan. This is an extra touch that makes it even more special.
She took to Instagram in early January to share her news with her followers: “Our journey to love has been a road God paved specifically for us. Along the way we’ve had precious moments, hard lessons and beautiful challenges; but through it all, we’ve chosen each other,” Tandy captioned, debuting her engagement ring. “Now it’s full speed ahead for the ride of a lifetime.”
Amen to that! Now just imagine the jewelry Inta Gems will come up with for the wedding…