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Eva Marcille Accepts Christmas Day Proposal From Boyfriend, Michael Sterling (PHOTOS)

Eva Marcille recently announced that she and her boyfriend are expecting their first child together. Now, the couple has decided to truly solidify their family, as the model has accepted the marriage proposal of former Atlanta mayoral candidate, Michael Sterling.

The 33-year-old shared the news via Instagram Christmas day, flaunting the gorgeous ring the respected attorney offered his future bride.

I said yes!!!! 💍

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In a second post, the former America’s Next Top Model winner gushed over Santa “showing out” this year.

Quite Happy!!! Santa showed out this year!!!

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The mother of one debuted her latest baby bump in November, telling PEOPLE that the pregnancy was a welcome surprise.

#tummy

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“My body felt super weird. I didn’t know what was going on,” Marcille shared with PEOPLE. “I went to the doctor and because of my symptoms, he decided to do an ultrasound and… lo and behold, we were seven and a half weeks pregnant. I was like, ‘What?!’ I was expecting the worst only to find out I was carrying a life. It was crazy.”

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.