La Toya Jackson Engaged To Jeffre Phillips

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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