The Ride Along star and her boyfriend, who she hasn't publicly named, welcomed a girl named Ella in October (16).

And she has now revealed that her partner popped the question while they were celebrating as a family on Christmas Day (25Dec16).

Tika confirmed the news during an appearance on U.S. chat show The Real when presenter Loni Love noticed her engagement ring, and she described the proposal to the panel.

"He did all of these amazing things. I went on a little hunt in the house. And I was like, 'Oh, he's going to propose'... It was a Peloton (indoor) bike he bought me. I was like, 'Oh, that's cool!'

"And then he had a letter behind Ella and he's like, 'Ella has something to say to you.' And it was just this letter of beauty. And then he proposed. It was just simple and just awesome."

She joked that he had been wanting to propose for a while as the ring had been "burning a hole in his pocket".

The 36-year-old, who stars in U.S. show The Haves and the Have Nots, kept her pregnancy a secret, even from friends, until August (16), explaining to Fit Pregnancy & Baby magazine she didn't want to be inundated with questions about the dad.

She also said of her relationship: "I've been with my boyfriend for more than a year and a half. Our relationship is not dependent on a ring. I love him to death, and he loves me to death, and that's all that matters to me."