At 11:30 p.m. Monday night Shaq was spotted bending on one knee in front of reality TV star ‘Hoopz’ Nicole Alexander waiting for her to say an “I will”. Hoopz and Shaq have been dating for a while and have been seen out in public with each other in Hoopz’s hometown of Maryville, Tennessee, but this time Shaq was caught proposing to her in a lounge in Las Vegas. Sam David, the owner of the Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine and Hookah Lounge where it all happened, claims “Hoopz wore the ring” right after Shaq proposed, which means she must’ve accepted. As of today, neither one has either admitted or denied the rumor and Shaqs publicist isn’t commenting on exactly what went down.
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When David was first asked if the female who Shaq was proposing to was actually Nicole Nikki Alexander, he wasn’t sure. But after reporters at LALATE news showed him a picture of Hoopz taken while she was part of the cast of Flavor of Love, the owner then admitted, “Yes, it was Nikki” , he also said, “the lights were low, but I saw and heard what happened. It did sound like a proposal”. Everything happened when the restaurant was about to close, but right after a swarm of locals bursted in to cheer and celebrate.
No more than a day after, the two were spotted back in Tennessee at a Waffle House eating breakfast when TMZ snapped a shot of both of them sitting at the diner, right before Hoopz jokingly poured salt into Shaqs drink.
Shaq and Hoopz aren’t alone when it comes to celebrities proposing in public. Bobby Brown, Aaron Carter and Jamie Kennedy are just a couple of other male celebrities who asked for their girlfriends hands in marriage infront of a public audience. And out of the three, only one has lasted so far. That’s Bobby Browns. There are probably already some bets going down on Hoopz bailing out, once she gets her fortune and fame at Shaqs expense. Because like most celebs who compete on dating reality elimination shows, she’s being accused of being in it for the fortune and fame, and a lot think Shaq is just another climb to the top for her.
Shaq is well known, but for those of you who don’t watch reality TV, you might be a little clueless as to who Nicole Alexander is. Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander is not only known for being Flav’s favorite pick in season one of Flavor of Love, but she’s also one of a handful of female celebrities part of a sex tape video scandal, which showed her and her boyfriend at the time together. She also landed a spot on Vh1’s I Love Money where a group of past reality stars competed against each other for a $250,000 first place prize. Not only did she place first place with Flavor Flav but she also placed first place on Vh1’s I Love of Money and snatched up the $250,000 first place prize. And now it looks like she’s owned a first place spot with Shaq.
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