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48-year-old Mike Hill, Sports journalist, has proposed to Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey, 52, after 14 months of dating.

The surprise proposal happened on Friday in Atlanta at the grand opening of Bailey’s new business.

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Hill got down on one knee with a sparkling 5-carat solitaire ring in the presence of Bailey’s daughter Noelle Robinson, 19, and his two daughters, Kayla, 17, and Ashlee, 19, together with the couple’s closest friends.

This will be the second marriage for both Bailey and Hill, who currently works at Fox Sports 1. She was previously married to Peter Thomas from 2010 in 2017.

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The proposal comes months after Bailey spoke about her desire to walk down the aisle again and marry Hill.

“I want to marry Mike. I love Mike. He’s my soulmate,” she told PEOPLE in December. “We talk about getting married all the time. I’m hoping a proposal will happen soon, if not before the end of this year, then hopefully next. I’ve certainly been dropping enough hints! But God has a plan, so I’m just letting it go.”

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“You know, we’ve both been married before, so marriage is something we both understand,” she added. “We’re not jumping into this blind. We both have kids and we both love each other very much. We know marriage is the next step.”