American singer and actress, Naturi Naughton is kicks off her 2021 by announcing her engagement to a mystery man. Naughton is best known as one-third of the R&B group 3LW and for her acting roles in Fame, Notorious, where she played Lil’ Kim, and The Playboy Club. Naughton was a series regular in season one of the Lifetime television drama series The Client List as Kendra. Naughton starred in the Starz drama Power as Tasha St. Patrick and has reprised her role in the spin-off series Power Book II: Ghost.
The Power star, who got engaged two days before Christmas, shared the news with her fans on Friday night, January 1.
Flaunting her engagement ring and sharing a glimpse of her fiance, she wrote in her caption: ‘Yup! I get to marry my best friend!
Sharing her love story and engagement photos with ESSENCE, Naughton said she thought she and her daughter Zuri, 3, were showing up for a princess-themed photo shoot arranged by her man but never knew he had a bigger plan.
“This amazing man of mine planned this whole photoshoot, complete with my glam team and stylist might I add, for me and my daughter with matching princess dresses. All I had to do was show up!” Then something unexpected happened. “We are all just taking pictures as normal, then the music changes to a song called ‘Looking For Love’ by Mul-Ty,” Naughton shared. “Out of nowhere I see Mickey, Minnie, and the whole Disney crew walk in, and then I see my parents and one of my best friends walk in behind them—all wearing their masks. I was in shock! When I turned around, my now fiancé was down on one knee! Ahhhhh!”
“He promised to take care of me and my daughter,” said Naughton. “Then he asked would I ‘do life with him forever’ and I said, ‘YES!’ The most beautiful part of the proposal is that he gave Zuri a ring too, with her birthstone (Ruby) in it. My fiancé said that his commitment to me is also a lifetime commitment to her. Zuri admired her ring, then said, ‘Oh For me?’ She was so happy.