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Tika Sumpter Is Engaged to Nicholas James: Get the Details and See Her Engagement Ring!

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She has it all. Actress Tika Sumpter is engaged to her co-star Nicholas James!

The Haves and the Have Nots star, 36, will appear on daytime talk show The Real on Monday, January 23, to announce her engagement news in a pre-taped segment.

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Co-host Loni Love was first to point out a shiny object on Sumpter’s ring finger during the sit-down chat–and the newly-engaged star laughed in response.

“Yeah, I’m engaged,” Sumpter confirmed. The proposal took place on Christmas Day, and the Southside With You actress suspected something was brewing.

“He did all of these amazing things. I went on a little hunt in the house…” she recalled, thinking the activity was part of a prospective proposal. “I thought he was going to propose. And it was a Peloton bike he’d bought me… and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool!’”

Then, James pulled out a letter from behind their newborn daughter, Ella-Loren, whom the couple welcomed in October 2016. “He was like, ‘Ella has something to say to you.’ And it was just this letter of beauty. And then he proposed.”

Sumpter loved how he asked. “It was simple,” she expressed. “It’s been burning a hole in his body for a while, so he was like, ‘I wanted to do this… now.’”

Tika Sumpter Engaged

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Sumpter recently played young Michelle Obama in the biopic Southside with You. She will soon appear on a new political drama called The 313, which was picked up by CBS.

Watch her recall the moment above!

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.