Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson got the "biggest surprise" of her life when boyfriend DAVID OTUNGA asked her to be his wife on her 27th birthday during a day at the beach.
The couple got engaged on 12 September (08) as the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls star was celebrating.
She explains, "It was a big deal... I got a beautiful ring and I got him.
"I had no clue at all... We went to the beach during the day and he blindfolded me... and he gave me a purple shovel, because purple's my favourite colour... and I had to dig.
"I ended up digging through all this sand. When I found it, it was like a bunch of beautiful cards... one related to the other, and the last one said, 'Look around, take the moment in, turn around and I have a gift for you.'"
Hudson showed off her stunning new ring on America's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Friday (26Sep08), where she revealed her husband-to-be is "a beautiful guy", before boasting, "He's an attorney, he went to Harvard Law School."