Rapper Macklemore of the duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has something else to celebrate besides the fact that "Thrift Shop" has been #1 for two weeks: he's engaged.
Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, tells People magazine, "I just proposed to my girlfriend and she said yes. We scaled a mountain. I got down on one knee and told her how much I loved her. It was really beautiful." The rapper also posted a photo of the impressive engagement ring on Instagram. "After 7 years... I asked. And she said yes. The love of my life," he wrote.
Macklemore's fiancee, Tricia Davis, also posted a photo of her ring on Instagram and wrote, "I said YES! In the gorgeous Los Padres mountains overlooking this magnificent earth... @macklemore is my best friend and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him."
Marriage is an institution that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis definitely believe in: the duo first gained major national attention with their song "Same Love," which promotes gay marriage. "It's a personal issue for me," Macklemore tells People. "I grew up with gay uncles and a [gay] godfather in a very gay neighborhood of Seattle."
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