Eva Marcille has a lot to be jolly about this holiday season.
The “Young & The Restless” actress and winner of “America’s Next Top Model” Season 3, just became engaged to “Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne” actor Lance Gross.
According to Essence magazine, Lance proposed to Eva (formerly known as Eva Pigford) on Christmas Eve, while surrounded by family and friends. The actor got down on one knee and popped the question with a 3-carat Pave Cartier ring.
“I cried. It was totally unexpected. I’m still in shock,” Eva told the mag. “I could not even sleep because I was afraid that I might wake up from the most beautiful dream ever.”
The two first met at an audition two years ago and have since worked together on the set of “House Of Pain.”
“I’m proud to call Lance mine because I was in love with him before we ever met,” Eva told the mag. “He’s my dream guy.”
According to the couple, no date has been set yet, but they are thinking about a summer 2010 ceremony.