AceShowbiz - Evelyn Lozada is engaged! The "Basketball Wives" alum revealed on Thursday, March 16 that she is set to marry Lavon Lewis, her finalist on Peacock's "Queens Court", after he popped the question on Evelyn's birthday in December.
"The thing about Evelyn is, it is very hard to surprise her," the marketing firm cofounder, who proposed to Evelyn at a small gathering with friends and family in Los Angeles, told PEOPLE.
He continued, "I told her to pack her bags, we're going somewhere. She was blindfolded until she got to the front door. She walked in to about 20 close friends and family and the big 'marry me' letters, roses on the ground, things like that." The proposal also featured a custom cake with butterflies; one side said "Happy Birthday," while the other read, "She said, 'Yes.' "
As for Evelyn, the 47-year-old reality TV star reveals that she didn't see the proposal coming. "I didn't know that he was going to propose that day," Evelyn admitted. "I didn't know what I was walking into. He was being very sneaky and, in all honesty, I was a little irritated because I'm such an alpha female and I'm kind of like, why do I have to pack? Why do I have to do this? It was really, really difficult for me to just let go and allow him to do his thing."
Of the Twila True ring that Lavon picked out for her, Evelyn gushed, "It was the perfect size and shape." She added, "I've never had that stone, so he did a really, really good job. But I'm not surprised. Lavon is a creative mind and he doesn't forget anything."
Evelyn isn't the only one who finds love on "Queens Court". Co-star Tamar Braxton got engaged to her "Queens Court" finalist Jeremy "JR" Robinson after he popped the question during the final moments of the season's finale.
"I knew I was different than my siblings," the 45-year-old told Jeremy. "I prayed for somebody to understand me and not look at me and my flaws and just accept me for who I am. And then I met you. And then I saw every single that I ever prayed for as a child."
The "Who Can I Run To?" singer first joined "Queens Court" in hopes to find love. However, she realized that she actually needed something else. "I thought that I just needed love. I didn't," she said. "I needed a friend. And you've been that for me."