La Toya Jackson Engaged To Jeffre Phillips

La Toya Jackson and Jeffre Phillips on April 17, 2014 La Toya Jackson and Jeffre Phillips on April 17, 2014

La Toya Jackson is headed down the aisle with her longtime business manager Jeffre Phillips.

The 57-year-old confirmed the big news on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.

“Yes, I am. I’m engaged. And I’m excited about it. Yes, I’m very much engaged … And it’s wonderful,” La Toya said.

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The bride-to-be, who showed off her 17.5 carat diamond ring during her appearance, has been single for 20 years following what she says was an abusive relationship.

“I felt that I didn’t want to have anything to do with men or that they would control me… But things have changed,” she said. “And now I’m open.”

The couple has not picked a date for their nuptials, but they have begun entertaining the idea of expanding their family through adoption.

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“I’ve always wanted to be a mother, all my life,” La Toya said.

La Toya’s reality show, “Life with La Toya,” debuts Season 2 on June 7 on OWN.

-- Jesse Spero

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