‘Free Guy’ Star Lil Rel Howery Narrates the “fastest” Engagement Ring Shopping He Did for His Fiancé to Jimmy Fallon

Published 10/17/2023, 5:18 AM EDT

Amid the myriad ways to pop the question, there is the grand stage of concert proposals. Picture this: declaring your love in front of a colossal crowd, with a megawatt celebrity belting out their chart-topping hits. Many stars have lent a hand in orchestrating memorable proposals during their concerts, from Adele to Taylor Swift. Yet, celebrities flipping the script and proposing during their own concerts? That is a whole different ballgame, and Lil Rel Howery made it happen in the most unexpected way.

The Free Guy actor pulled off a surprise proposal for his girlfriend, Danella Lane. He opened up about the whirlwind engagement ring shopping he undertook when chatting with Jimmy Fallon.

Love, laughter, and lightning-fast engagement: Lil Rel Howery’s surprise proposal

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Beyoncé’s birthday concert was a sensational event. However, the spotlight was not solely on Beyoncé that day. Lil Rel Howery had made the life-altering decision of proposing to Danella Lane. The twist in the tale came as he unveiled his lightning-fast engagement ring shopping, which was entirely spontaneous. While they were shopping for a wedding to attend, fate intervened when Howery found himself outside a Tiffany store, and suddenly, he realized the time was ripe for a proposal.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Howery amusingly recollected, “This is the fastest I’ve ever got, right?”. As Howery browsed the rings at Tiffany’s, his fiancée was browsing in another store. He found himself in a dilemma, trying to select the perfect ring from three appealing options. The actor even requested a plain bag instead of the recognizable Tiffany’s packaging to keep the surprise intact. The situation was so time-sensitive that Howery had to come up with clever excuses like attending a wedding or a Chinese buffet to make the process as swift as possible.

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It was a comical race against the clock and finally, the swift proposal unfolded at a Beyoncé concert. While, Queen Bey, Jay-Z played a pivotal role in orchestrating this beautiful moment, it had a humorous backtory.

A comical race to ‘I do’ with Lil Rel Howery at the front

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Another adorable moment happened in LA akin to the one where Adele pulled off a happy birthday for her boyfriend during her concert in 2021. Comedian Howery decided to take a leap and propose to his girlfriend in the midst of a Beyoncé concert. Imagine the grand stage, Queen Bey herself belting out ‘Love On Top’. It was certainly a magical moment when Howery dropped to one knee!  The story got even more remarkable when Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Tina Knowles played instrumental roles in orchestrating this unforgettable proposal.

Jay-Z, in his infinite wisdom, guided Howery to the perfect song and the right moment, and the rest is history. A star-studded concert became the backdrop for a love story. It was a moment destined for Instagram fame, and Howery did not disappoint. He shared the beautiful proposal video. However, the proposal’s success was filled with unexpected twists, including a rather inconvenient bathroom break. Yet, against all odds, Lane still said “yes.”

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What do you think about this hilarious swift shopping? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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