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LeBron James Getting Married to Girlfriend, Savannah, Finally; 6 Other Very Long Celebrity Courtships

Sun., Jan. 1, 2012 4:46 PM EDT
by Terry Shropshire

LeBron James and longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson got engaged over the New Year’s holiday. So now that Brinson has her ring, it’s time for the King to go get his ring, too.

The much-maligned and celebrated Miami Heat superstar forward popped the question to his high school sweetheart on Saturday night, doing so at a party to celebrate both New Year’s Eve and his 27th birthday [see photos of Savannah's gorgeous engagement ring]. James attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, about 25 miles south of his former employer, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

A representative for James confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Sunday morning, a few hours after close friend Chris Paul and Miami Heat owner Micky Arison were among those tweeting their congratulations.

James and Brinson are the parents of two sons, and many people, particularly exasperated women, were openly wondering when the Chosen One would chose the time to legitimize his relationship with Brinson. No wedding date was announced yet.

The future Mr. and Mrs. James aren’t alone, however, in choosing to take their time — a long time — before legally hitching it up.

Here are six other celebrity couples who underwent lengthy courtships before finally getting married:

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  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to Lebron and his new fiance’!

  • liatrane

    Please get a prenup I don’t care how long you all have been together or how attractive she is or being wonderful.You’re life is together business is business and personal is personal simple as that so get a prenup labron and I love you both and your family an amazeing journey god bless!.

  • cat

    why does he need a prenup, she did not ask for a ring when he pregnated her with twins. So what he has money, she has been with him through thick and thin so now he needs to separate the money….please! This is one chick that just didn’t pop out the wood works, she knew him and been with him before the NBA, Lebrons better get somewhere and sit down with a prenup. All this hollow–wood mess is just what it sounds like, move on with that mess!

  • Lena Johnson

    Congratulations to both of u