Raymond Santana, Jr., best known as one of the exonerated men who made up the “Central Park Five,” is now an engaged man.
PEOPLE reports Santana, 45, popped the question on Thursday to Deelishis, 41, of Flavor of Love fame, and she said yes! The couple was enjoying dinner at a restaurant when Santana pulled out the diamond stunner, placed it on her finger and asked her to marry him.
Awwww. Congrats to the happy lovebirds!
Deelishis, whose birth name is Chandra Davis, captured the moment in videos that she posted on her Instagram Story, according to PEOPLE. In the first video, Santana and the former reality TV contestant were seen inside the restaurant. Others show the proposal and the wide grin on Deelishis’ face as she reaches out to kiss and hug Santana.
Family, friends, and patrons were seen cheering in the background.
“You got him girl!” one woman is heard shouting, PEOPLE reported.
Santana shared the moment on his IG page and captioned it: “Yea it’s official..ya can really hate me now!! @IamsoDeelishis is officially off the market… she’s all mines… #Godgavemethegoahead…”
Filmmaker Ava Duvernay responded to Santana’s post: “Live your life like you want! Enjoy!”
A week ago, Deelishis shared a video on IG from an interview Santana did where he discussed his love for her. She captioned it: “My favorite love story…. when @santanaraymond speaks about her. I love how he feels about her… his words are so sweet, sincere and soothing… my whole crush everyday #WCE (sorry we were in a loud department store)”
This year, Duvernay released When They See Us, a Netflix docu-series on the Central Park Five. The story shined a light on the NYPD and district attorney’s roles in forcing confessions from the five teenaged boys, including Korey Wise, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, and Santana, who each was charged and wrongly convicted of beating and raping a woman in New York’s Central Park. The boys all spent between five and 12 years behind bars.
New York vacated their sentences in 2002 and later awarded them a settlement of more than $40 million.