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Gabrielle Union Debuts Gorgeous Engagement Ring!

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are engaged. (FilmMagic)

Gabrielle Union is sure to have a sparkly holiday season!

The 41-year-old actress revealed that she is engaged to her NBA star boyfriend Dwyane Wade, and debuted her gigantic sparkler on Instagram on Dec. 21.

"Sooooo this happened... #Yessss @dwyanewade," the "Think Like a Man" star captioned the photo of Wade gently holding her hand, which showcased her fabulous solitaire diamond.

Wade, 31, posted an identical picture on his Instagram account with the caption, "She said YES!!! @gabunion."

The Miami Heat guard also shared a love-drenched shot of himself and Union after he popped the question with the Jason of Beverly Hills bling.

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Their engagement in pictures! (Instagram)

Union later took to Twitter to share the happy news with her fans.

Maaaaaannn... I'm floatin! Thank you SO much for all the love, well wishes & support!

— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 22, 2013

She also revealed that she was completely caught off guard by her sweetie's proposal.

And yes my hands were ashy... And yes my nails arent done... I was truly caught off guard but happy ... — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 22, 2013

During an appearance on "Good Morning America" on Jan. 8, the "Being Mary Jane" star revealed that Wade and his two sons,  Zaire, 11, and Zion, 6, planned the proposal at their future abode.

"We went to brunch, and we went to tour our house, which is being constructed. It's a construction site—it's nowhere close to being done," Union explained.

After touring the house, the boys ended up downstairs by the pool while Union and Wade were upstairs. The cute kiddos held up signs that said, "Will you marry us?'" 

At first, Union wasn't sure how to react. "They've been asking us to get married for two years and they talk about it all the time, so I'm thinking they've just made signs. I was like, 'Well this is awkward.' I turn to look at D like, 'Ugh, they just made some signs,' and he's down on one knee with a ring and said, 'Will you marry us?' And I was like, 'Oh, this is serious! This is a thing! Yes! Of course, yes!'"

The duo started dating in 2009 and often gush about their relationship. Last year Union told omg!, "We both understand the schedule and the sacrifice and the demand. He understands my appeal and I understand his."

The California native, who divorced from NFL star Chris Howard in 2006, said that her main squeeze doesn't have a problem with her Hollywood career, either. "With him [Dwayne], we don’t have those issues," she revealed.

This will be Wade's second marriage, as well. He was previously married to Siohvaughn Funches, and has two children Zion and Zaire.

While the lovebirds have yet to reveal when they will walk down the aisle, we can already guess what Union's mantra will be for wedding planning, "Bring it on."

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