The latest engagement news is here. The 2021 winner of Big Brother, Xavier Prather, proposed to his girlfriend, Kenzie Hansen. The groom-to-be popped the question on the 27th of May 2023.
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About the Couple
Xavier Prather is a 29-year-old attorney from Michigan. He won first place in the 23rd series of Big Brother in the U.S. This made him the first ever black winner in the show’s history. He also won $750,000.
Kenzie Hansen is a 22-year-old American softball player from California. All her life she’s been dedicated to sports. She attended Norco High School, where her talents were first discovered. During this period, she won several different sports awards. In college in Oklahoma, she continued to play successfully. She’s an Oklahoma team member to this day. In January 2022, she was named as a member of the United States women’s national softball team.
There isn’t much information on how the couple actually met. They made their relationship public in October 2022, after posting Halloween pictures together on social media. Kenzie was dressed as Elastigirl, while Xavier was dressed up as Frozone. Both characters are from the movie The Incredibles.
Previous Love Life
Xavier’s big break was on the show. Before that, we didn’t know much about him.
When he entered the Big Brother house, there was a lot of speculation surrounding him. First of all, his appearance was low-key, saying that he was a bartender. He said that he wasn’t there to play games but to have a good time. He immediately became one of the favorites with viewers due to his fun personality. They were of course curious about his love life as well. During the show, he had chances with multiple housemates. The first one was Whitney Williams. She clearly found him attractive, but he didn’t feel the same way. Then there was Alyssa Lopez. Nothing happened between them, but he didn’t hide that he found her cute. There was even speculation about Xavier being homosexual, and hiding it not to affect his potential success in the show. He didn’t comment on these rumors, however.
On the other hand, there isn’t much to find out about the future bride. If she had any love interests, she hid them from the eyes of the public. Generally, she likes to keep a low profile and isn’t present to a great extent on social media. Before she became part of the couple, there wasn’t anything about her in the press.
About the Engagement
The special event took place on the 27th of May 2023. It was organized at the Spanish restaurant, MDR. The restaurant is located on the roof of a Michigan hotel, the Amway Grand Plaza.
The scenery was everything a girl could wish for. There were rose petals, bright skies, and big white letters saying “Marry Me.” Xavier brought Kenzie into the restaurant with her eyes blindfolded. The couple was accompanied by a group of friends. The groom said that it took him five months to plan this once in a lifetime event.
The future bride was wearing a figure-hugging black midi dress. Her hair was up in a ponytail, with nude make-up and gold jewelry.
The future groom was wearing a burgundy suit. Some were curious if it was difficult for him to get on one knee, due to a condition he’s suffering from. He said that it was a challenge, but wanted to do everything right. We can consider him a traditional guy, as he said that he previously took her parents to lunch to ask for their permission to marry her. The reason being, he knows how close she is to both of her parents. When it comes to planning the wedding, he said he’ll leave full control to the bride, but is willing to help if she needed him.
They shared the happy news with their followers on social media two days after the event.
The Engagement Ring and How Much Does It Cost?
Now let’s talk about the engagement ring. It’s a Rogers and Holland piece. We’re talking about an oval-shaped diamond. The stone in this case is a 2 carat, G color, VS1 clarity . In the post where they announced their engagement, the ring can be seen in the last photo. The happy couple is standing together, while Kenzie is holding her hand up and showing off the ring.
The main stone stands alone, while there are smaller diamonds on the band of the ring. The pave band is in silver. This elegant piece could be worn with many different outfits. When asked if the bride picked out the ring, the groom said that they did go to the store together, but that she let him decide on the design.
When talking about how much such a lovely piece could be worth, we would have to ask The Estate Diamond Jewelry experts to help us. They estimated the worth of this timeless piece is between $20,000 – $30,000.
Why Oval-shaped Diamond Engagement Rings Might Be Your Choice
You might have noticed that oval-shaped diamond engagement rings are becoming more and more popular. Here are a few reasons why.
Their uniqueness. No oval-shaped stone is the same. To be precise, no stone is 100% equal to another stone, but the distinctions are even bigger with oval stones.
This shape can be considered more modern than the square and round stones, which are the classic shapes for engagement rings. If your beloved girlfriend is more into trends and fashion, rather than tradition, this might be the right choice for her.
They might appear bigger, even when they in fact aren’t. Compared to their round or cushion-shaped friends, oval diamonds can appear larger, even if we’re talking about the same number of carats. So if your budget is limited, but you still want to surprise your loved one with a certain size of diamond (or at least appear that way), oval is the way to go.
And last but not least, this shape of a diamond looks nice on different types of bands. It is attractive on its own or surrounded by other stones as well.
Time to Celebrate
We would like to congratulate the happy couple for making the most important decision in their lives. And we’ll see you soon when the big next engagement is announced.