Imagine being whisked away to a romantic island for your birthday. Do you have that picture? Okay, now add the engagement proposal to that! While you’re busy imagining things, Amanda du-Pont has lived that whole experience.
The actress, who has been on a baecation in the Maldives, recently took to social media to reveal that her boyfriend Shawn Rodriques had proposed to her.
In the proposal video, the lovebirds are seen taking a stroll on the beach. They then stop for a moment for a kiss before her bae goes down on one knee to pop the question. She described him as “the man I prayed for so specifically”.
The Skeem Saam actress has been flooded with congratulatory messages from fans, as expected. And, in case you’re wondering where it all began for the soon-to-be-married lovers, we’ve got you!
People will do anything to protect their relationships from prying eyes, even if it means hiding their partners. That’s what Amanda did in the early stages of her relationship. She would leave fans guessing after posting glimpses of her man (as seen in the picture below).
This, of course, created a lot of curiosity. Let us tell you that was one of the hardest times in our lives because, as you know, we like things! Finally, Amanda decided to share a full snap of her man and all was well in the world.
She is his universe
Wow! Have you ever been described as someone’s universe? That must be so great! Shawn had us in our feelings when he shared the sweetest anniversary message to his bae. In the post, he wrote: “Amy, no words can describe how amazing you are, how much of a blessing you are to my life. I can’t imagine being without you my love. My heart aches just thinking of the possibility. Every day with you is a day with God and His Grace…”
He also added that he prays that he can grow into the man that she deserves. “I love you Mija. Happy anniversary my universe.
You know how married people always tell you they “just knew” when you asked them about their partner? They’ll tell you “when you know, you know”. Anyway, Amanda also has a similar story.
In an interview with Grazia magazine a few years ago, she said: “I knew the minute I laid eyes on him that he was the one. And not ‘the one’ in that cheesy lover way, but I mean my best friend, my everything. He’s the homie, we laugh, travel – all of that.” She also added that Shawn is laid-back about being in the spotlight. “He’s not bothered by celebrity.”
Now, this is a wedding we’re looking forward to seeing. We have a strong feeling that this might be a destination wedding.
Main Image Credit: Instagram/@AmandaDupont