Chanel Iman Is Engaged to the New York Giants' Sterling Shepard

Victoria's Secret Angel said "Yes" to the football wide receiver

By Meg Swertlow Dec 03, 2017 1:26 AMTags
Chanel Iman, Sterling ShepardCourtesy Philip Ducasse

Congrats to the happy couple!

Supermodel Chanel Iman is engaged to New York Giants' Sterling Shepard. The beauty took to Instagram on Saturday to share the happy news with 1.4 million fans.

The model posted the photo of her main man on one knee with the caption, "A night full of tears of happiness I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs."

A source tells E! News that the 24-year-old Giants wide receiver proposed to Iman at the couple's home in New Jersey last night on her 27th birthday. Her ring is rose gold and features a round diamond.

The sourced added that after the proposal, the athlete told his new fiancée that they were just going to go to dinner and then he surprised her yet again when he brought her to Spin Ping Pong NYC where all her friends and family were waiting.

The insider added that the whole thing was a "complete surprise." Iman's model friends turned up for the birthday/proposal party, as did some of the Giants, like Odell Beckham Jr.

The insider also says that the pair toasted their engagement with limited-edition Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose x Public School magnums of Champagne.

The source said, "Everyone was congratulating them and it was an extremely special evening."

The Victoria's Secret Angel has been dating the Giants wide receiver just over a year. In August, the two appeared in the campaign for New Era’s Official NFL Sideline Collection.

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Previously, the couple told People that the pair first met at Victor Cruz’s birthday party last November. Iman had worked with Cruz on several photoshoots, while Shepard was a former teammate.

"When I first met him, he was in a suit and looked so sharp," she said.

"I walked up to her and bought her a drink and it was over after that," said Shepard.

Iman has graced the covers of magazines all over the world, including Teen Vogue (twice), TIME, i-D, Muse, POP, Lula, Elle, Flare and Vogue (Korea). She's also appeared in American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, V and many more.