Tika Sumpter is engaged to the father of her newborn baby.
The ‘Ride Along 2’ star welcomed her three-month-old daughter Ella-Loren into the world in October, and has revealed her partner, who she hasn’t revealed the name of, got down on one knee on Christmas Day (25.12.16) after giving her a letter from their little girl.
Asked about the ring on her engagement finger while appearing on US Talk show ‘The Real’, she told host Loni Love: "He did all of these amazing things. I went on a little hunt in the house. And I was like, ‘Oh, he’s going to propose’ … It was a Peloton (indoor) bike he bought me. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool!’
"And then he had a letter behind Ella and he’s like, ‘Ella has something to say to you.’ And it was just this letter of beauty. And then he proposed. It was just simple and just awesome."
The 36-year-old beauty makes a habit of keeping her private life secret, as she chose to hide her pregnancy for seven months because she wanted to enjoy the experience all by herself.
She previously said: "She’s my first child, and I wanted to experience every moment of this pregnancy for myself and enjoy it without everybody else being in it with me. Until recently, you couldn’t tell if I was pregnant or had a little beer belly!
"I didn’t want to hear, ‘Who’s the dad?’ Social media can be harsh, and I’m a mama bear, protective of my family. So that’s why I waited to tell people, including some of my friends. My friends weren’t mad at me. They said, ‘You did it the way you wanted to do it. You’re an inspiration.’"
Recalling when she found out she was expecting, the ‘Southside with You’ actress said: "I found out around Valentine’s Day, when my boyfriend took me on a surprise trip to San Diego. I never want McDonald’s, but I was like, ‘I need a Big Mac, fries and a Coke now.’ Afterward, I immediately fell asleep.
"When I woke up, my boyfriend was like, ‘Haha! Are you pregnant?’ I said, ‘Maybe. Go get a test!’ He brought back a generic-brand test, and right away it said positive. I could not comprehend it. So I said, ‘Go get a name-brand test!’ He did, and that one said yes too. I still have the stick. I had to show it to my mom, because she didn’t even believe me when I told her."