Eric Benet is NO longer a single man!
Eric popped the question to Manuela Testolini in November last year, after three years of dating, with an antique diamond ring he designed himself… Talk about SWAG!!!! The singer told PEOPLE magazine during a romantic dinner he decided to finally let Manuela hear ‘Never Want to Live Without You,’ a song off his new album that he had actually written for her! He got down on one knee!! SO ROMANTIC!!!
The baroque styled ceremony in Newport Beach, California Sunday July 31. The bride wore a one-of-a-kind Monique Lhuillier dress while Eric bedecked a Lanvin tuxedo. The couple wrote their own vows and their reception interfused fragments of Eric’s Southern roots and Manuela’s Egyptian and Italian heritage. According to reports, not only did the couple get married, but they also announced the news during their reception that Manuela is pregnant.. Yay!!
Manuela is an entrepreneur and the founder of In A Perfect World, a charity that empowers children to become responsible leaders. In addition she was married to musician Prince for five years until she filed a petition to end their marriage in 2006.
Benet, 44, is a Grammy-nominated musical artist who found his greatest success when he dueted with singer Tamia on “Spend My Life With You,” which spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Eric tweeted on his wedding day: “This is one perfect day !!”
Congrats to the couple! Well double Congrats!!!… No due date on the baby!
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