Nicole Williams has a lot to look forward to! The WAGS reality star is thrilled to be engaged to her NFL player fiance, Larry English, and she’s opening up to The Knot exclusively about the couple’s plans for the future.
“Larry and I are very driven for success,” the model acknowledges. “He’s got a lot of amazing things in the works and I do, as well.”
This is a busy time for English, 30, who plays defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With football season well underway, the newly engaged sports star’s team has games scheduled through January.
On the WAGS season 2 finale, the footballer surprised his longtime girlfriend by showing up in Thailand – where she was vacationing with her castmates.
A scheduling snafu kept Williams worrying about her beau’s whereabouts, but her concerns were quickly forgotten when English arrived in Thailand, got down on one knee, and asked her to be his wife.
“Hopefully from this point moving forward, we can get better, and I really felt like I had to come over here because you didn’t have nothin’ to wear on your left hand,” English said, as he pulled the massive engagement ring from a chain around his neck, “so I felt I needed to come over here to bring you something to weigh your left hand down a little bit more.”
Williams accepted the sweet proposal through sobs of happiness. “Oh, my god,” she repeated several times. “I love you so much.”
After keeping the engagement under wraps until the WAGS finale – which aired Sunday, September 25 – Williams couldn’t wait another moment to give fans a close-up glimpse of her bling. “It’s been SO hard keeping this a secret for so long!!” she captioned an Instagram image of her left hand resting on her fiance’s. “Thanks to everyone for being so kind and supportive throughout the journey! My heart is so full! I get to marry my best friend! Pinch me! ekkkkk!! Thank you SO much @ritani for helping Larry design the most beautiful ring my eyes have ever seen.”
It’s been SO hard keeping this a secret for so long!! Thanks to everyone for being so kind and supportive throughout this journey! My heart is so full!❤️ I get to marry my best friend! Pinch me! ekkkkk!! 🙉🙈 Thank you SO much @ritani for helping Larry design the most beautiful ring my eyes have ever seen! 😍
“Congratulations, @justtnic and @larryenglish_!” the jeweler gushed. “We are so thrilled for the happy couple. Larry helped design this stunning oval 6-carat Ritani ring himself. It looks absolutely perfect on the @eentertainment star!”
The jewelry company followed-up with a second photo of the bride-to-be showing off her diamond.
We are still swooning over the Ritani ring @larryenglish_ designed for @justtnic! Congratulations to the happy couple! 💍✨ 📷: @larryenglish_ #wags #e #celebritycouple #powercouple #diamond #diamondring #engagementring #diamonds #ring #ringspiration #diamondsareforever #diamondsareagirlsbestfriend #ovalengagementring #oval #uniqueengagementring #nicolewilliams #larryenglish
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The future Mrs. Larry English – who dated her NFL free agent beau for four years before the proposal – hasn’t yet announced the couple’s wedding date, but she’s intent on enjoying the process.
And while the couple isn’t ready for babies quite yet, they’re not opposed to thinking long-term. “I want to be married for at least a year to enjoy the newlywed phase before planning to have kids,” Williams reveals to The Knot. “We definitely will have kids, but there’s no rush. I know that time will come when it feels right. I’m so excited for our future!”