Legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson is engaged to be wed for a third time at the age of 67.
She announced her engagement to partner Brian Maillian, a 70-year-old financer, on Wednesday in an article for People magazine.
"This is the first time I've dated someone so close to my age. We know the same songs and we've lived through a lot of the same things,” she gushed, adding: "finding the love of my life at this point in my life has been amazing.”
Beverly, who made history as the first black woman on the cover of U.S. Vogue in 1974, was previously married to real estate agent Billy Potter in 1971, divorcing three years later, and then to businessman and music producer Danny Sims in 1977 for two years. She shares daughter Anansa, 41, with Danny. She was also in a long-term relationship with Sex and the City star Chris Noth for five years in the ‘90s.
Revealing how Brian popped the question, she admitted the engagement wasn't exactly planned; he asked for her hand while they were attending an event in Palm Springs with members of their extended family
"My older sister Sheilah was there and she said to Brian, 'I didn't hear you give my sister an answer when she asked you to marry her'. And he said, 'I have answered her. I have asked her to marry me. And she said, No. Besides that — I don't have a ring'," she said.
"Brian's 88-year-old mother took off her wedding ring and passed it down the table till it got to Brian and he got down on one knee. I was sobbing uncontrollably and he said 'Will you marry me?' and I said yes!"
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