'Vanderpump Rules' Star James Kennedy Engaged To Raquel Leviss — Exclusive Details On The Massive Rock Worth Nearly $100,000
Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy is engaged!
The 29-year-old popped the question to longtime girlfriend Raquel Leviss on Friday, May 14, in a romantic Coachella-themed proposal.
Kennedy presented Leviss with a platinum or white gold ring, Mike Fried, the CEO of The Diamond Pro tells OK!.
The rock is worth an estimated $100,000, and the round-cut diamond is believed to be at least three carats. "Her six-prong solitaire is a quintessential design that will never go out of style," Fried says.
"THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, said yes," Kennedy captioned a pic of the couple sharing a kiss after their special moment.
"James proposed at the iconic Empire Polo Fields of 'RACHELLA' Friday night... and I said YES! I’m over the Coachella moon," Leviss captioned a series of pics of the couple, including a shot of the ring.
"I’m one lucky guy. Thank you God!" Kennedy replied in the comments.
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Fans and friends took to the comments to congratulate the happy couple. "So happy for you both!perfect stone!" Heather McDonald gushed.
"Aw congratulations!! ❤️❤️❤️," Brittany Cartwright commented, while Lala Kent left a heart emoji.
"Wowza!! Beyond happy for you lovebirds!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️," one fan wrote.
The proposal does not come as a surprise after the groom-to-be appeared on Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump. "Well, can you keep a secret? ... I love Raquel so much, you know that," Kennedy said.
He continued, "She really has helped me, and you've seen everything she's stuck by me with. I really couldn't imagine myself with anyone else on this planet. There's no 'buts' — I think I'm going to ask her to marry me."
In fact, in 2019 Kennedy told Us Weekly that he and the 25-year-old will "probably" be the next Vanderpump Rules wedding. "You know, I don’t like rushing that cause we’re like 10 years younger than everyone else on the show, but I love her so much," he said at the time.
Kennedy joined the show in season three when he was dating Kristen Doute before he met his bride-to-be in late 2015. Kennedy and Leviss made their relationship official in February 2016 and moved in together in 2018. Although they have had ups and downs, he credited Leviss for being his "rock" when he celebrated one year of sobriety last year.
"Letting go of drinking was the best decision I ever made and I’m going strong. I don’t miss the booze ...... I don’t miss the feeling .... I’m so grateful for everything now and life has become more beautiful in many ways," he shared in July.