LisaRaye McCoy's fiancé shares loving photos a week after their engagement on 'The Proposal'
LisaRaye McCoy is engaged! The good news was revealed on the latest episode of the dating show 'The Proposal' where the actress found her match. She reveals her choice came down to a matter of inches but is now basking in the early stages of her new love.
LisaRaye McCoy has finally found the man she intends to marry, thanks to her recent stint on ABC’s ‘The Proposal.’
The 51-year-old actress who had almost given up on love having come from two failed marriages and trying everything from online dating and hooking up to no avail revealed she considered the crazy idea of finding her match on ‘The Proposal,’ when her friend, a producer of the show suggested it.
The series which premiered last month is the brainchild of ‘The Bachelor’ creator Mike Fleiss. Described as a mix of the Miss America competition and ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ the show employs 10 suitors to vie for the ‘yes’ of a male or female lead whose identity is concealed from them until before they propose. Through various rounds, contestants are made to make a first impression, show off their bodies and answer personal questions and those that don’t make the cut are sent home.
LisaRaye, who started taping for the series a few months back hinted at her participation three weeks ago when she posted this message on Instagram along with a photo of herself.
“I heard @abcnetwork Has a new show called The Proposal and they are helping people find love. 1 Question? Where do i sign up? ALL I know is i will be tuned in tonight to find out #readyforlove #theproposal #summerlove #Liferocks #abc”
On July 9, she confirmed she was going to be part of the show as she invited her followers to tune in for its premiere and asked for their help in choosing the perfect dating profile pic.
“Hmmmm Which one of these photos should i use for my dating profile?? #swipeleft ............................ Dear @Abcnetwork I want to find love, with a side of adventure a dash of laughter and a Tall glass of good god almighty he is fine dont forget to sprinkle on some intelligence and garnish with faith driven powerful success... Matter of Fact i want yall to Tune in to #theProposal on ABC tonight @ 10pm I will be going live & yall can help me finish my "Mr. RIGHT" Profile #readyforlove #theProposal #summerlove #Liferocks #single #mrright tag abc so i can takeover they're live feed tooo”
And finally, the day of LisaRaye’s episode came, revealing the man who did end up proposing to her, Chicago sales representative Anthony Bryant. LisaRaye explained Anthony had won against his competition by literally a few inches.
“It was down to the last two guys that I had to choose from. I looked at the other contender, which was (Florida firefighter) Adonis (Gonzalez), and he was just a little shorter than what I prefer, and so I went with Anthony.”
Anthony is a 44-year-old divorcee who attended the same University LisaRaye went to, Eastern Illinois University. During the competition, he wooed LisaRaye by reciting a poem shirtless and talking about his young son. When it came to the proposal, he used his Chicago roots as an edge as he got down on one knee with a Neil Lane ring.
Since the episode was already taped months prior, LisaRaye revealed she enjoyed their long-distance relationship despite her busy work schedule and the conscious effort to keep their relationship under wraps until after their episode was aired.
Though she doesn’t plan to move to Chicago to be with her fiance, she does intend to enjoy every second getting to know him.
“As far as the marriage thing, we haven’t even thought about that yet. We just really want to get to know each other and have some fun while doing so.”