The “I Got Her Pregnant, but I Choose You Ring”

Ladies, over the past few months, we have heard all the stories of mainstream celebrity men getting engaged and/or married. From Lebron James getting hitched to longtime high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson, to Dwayne Wade proposing to longtime girlfriend Gabrielle Union, it seems that black love really is in the air…or is it?
Talk of these uber successful men getting married is everywhere, but it is the reasoning behind the marriages and proposals that are even more intriguing than the couples themselves.
It is not a big surprise that many of these men cheat. It is not an even bigger surprise that these longtime girlfriends/fiancés/wives turn a blind eye. Still, what happens in the course of a relationship when the man takes infidelity to another level and actually gets their sidepiece pregnant?
That seems to be the situation in more than one of the most recent proposals to surface. Men having outside children dates back to the beginning of time, but the question that comes to mind is, would you willing to accept the “I Got her Pregnant, but I Choose You Ring”?
I understand, so many of these ladies have waited a very long time in these relationships to get a ring. Besides the fact that these men are astronomically successful, and these women really have the world at their beck and call, what would make a woman stay in a relationship where the infidelity is front and center for the whole world to see?
Many women feel that they are lucky to be with these men because they are rich and famous and live a life of lavish. Besides, men with much less have done lots more.
So the question is ladies, would you be willing to accept the ring?

Lisa Persons

Lisa Persons is a freelance MUA living in her native home of Atlanta, Georgia. She is a mother, writer, and lover of all things aesthetically pleasing and cultural. See more of her interests at MonaLisaPintheCity.blogspot.com.