‘Tis the season for engagements. Rapper Eve (born Eve Johan Jiffers) is engaged to her British beau Maximillion Cooper. According to E! News, Cooper popped the question on Christmas Day as evidenced by the large rock in a photo the 35-year-old Philadelphia native posted on her Instagram page with her mother and younger brother.
#familytime!!!! Me and my mom and my lil brother Farrod just got to the English country side. Feel so#blessed to be with my family and sharing my life here. I pray that you bring 2014 in with people you #love. And nothing but #good #energy
The pair have been dating since 2011. Copper is a designer and creator of the motor rally, Gumball 3000, where 120 cars race over 3,000 miles internationally on public roads.
This will be the first marriage for Eve and the second for Cooper, who has four kids from a previous marriage. In the past, Eve discussed the possibility of raising bi-racial children:
I don’t want them to see color. I never did. I grew up in the hood and my mother was very good at it not being a black thing, even though I grew up around all black people. I want them to want to know everything about all kinds of races. I’m a black woman and I love being a black woman. And I think my child should know that black part of themselves. But at the same time, their father would be white and I would want them to know that side of themselves. And British! That’s a whole other situation [Laughs].
Eve added that she’s in love with Cooper’s children, but was initially hesitant:
I love it now. It took a minute. I was like, ‘I’m not sure this is what I want to be my life.’ You know? But honestly, it’s been three years now and we’ve gone on vacations together, and they’re the sweetest kids. We talk about having kids. We talk about marriage. The kids are excited. They want a brown baby sister.
Congrats to the couple!