Rick Ross is engaged to Lira Mercer. Mercer announced the news via snapchat on Thursday (17th September). Ross proposed with a huge diamond ring and Mercer shared images of the ring on her social media feed.

Rick RossRick Ross shooting a music video in Los Angeles, November 2014.

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The couple have only been together for a few months but things have certainly become serious quickly. Ross has shown his commitment to his fiancée by investing a large amount of money in an impressive ring. According to reports in TMZ, Ross shelled out $350,000 for the 11 carat gold ring with a 5 carat emerald-cut diamond. 

39-year-old Ross reportedly proposed in the Rafaello & Co. jewellery store in New York. Ross broke with tradition by not proposing on one knee and slipped the ring of Mercer’s finger soon after it was purchased. Ross also bought the wedding ring whilst he was in the jewellery store. The wedding band is reportedly 6 carat. 

Hip-hop model and Kardashian hater Amber Rose was one of the first to congratulate Ross and Mercer on their engagement. Rose posted a picture on Instagram which appeared to be made up of two snapchats sent by Mercer. Both showed Mercer’s engagement ring, one with the words ‘Yes!’ emblazoned over the image and the other saying ‘When it’s REAL, you just know’. 

‘Congrats to my girl @lira_galore and @richforever. Love is a beautiful thing,’ Rose captioned the image.

Ross is the founder of record label Maybach Music Group but he is best known for his legal issues, including the recent allegations of kidnapping and assault he faces, and his feud with such artists as 50 Cent and Redfoo. 

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Congrats to my girl @lira_galore and @richforever ???????? Love is a beautiful thing.

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