Entertainment Music JoJo Announces Engagement to Actor Dexter Darden on Christmas: 'Forever with You? Sign Me Up' "The most thoughtful, creative, positive, handsome, strong, loving, uplifting human being asked me to marry him. So obviously I said YESSS!!!" JoJo shared on Christmas Day By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 25, 2021 02:16 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: shotbythecarters JoJo said "Yes!" On Saturday, the 31-year-old singer announced that her now-fiancé, Dexter Darden, asked for her hand in marriage. "Forever with YOU? Sign me UP. Celebrating Christmas a whole fiancé!!!" JoJo wrote alongside photographs and video from the proposal — which were taken by shotbythecarters — on Instagram. "The most thoughtful, creative, positive, handsome, strong, loving, uplifting human being asked me to marry him. So obviously I said YESSS!!!" JoJo Talks New Music at American Music Awards: 'If You're a Depressed Millennial, It'll Resonate' "Thank you for the most epic birthday surprise ever. And for flying out my mom, your mom, and both of our best friends to share in that incredible moment with us," the "Too Little Too Late" singer added. "You are one of one. LFG @dexterdarden." shotbythecarters In the comment section, Darden, 30, replied: "Yupppppp🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 thank you for being my forever 💍❤️." Earlier this month, Darden honored his soon-to-be wife on her birthday with a sweet Instagram tribute. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Sharing a selection of photos of the pair, the Saved by the Bell reboot star wrote, "Happy Birthday To the Brightest Star In My Universe, The Beat To My Heart, The Woman I prayed for @iamjojo !" "Jo Thank you for challenging me, Pushing me to be the best Man I can be, and Making me smile when no one else can," he added. "You are Gift from God to the world, and the best present I've ever received. TO THE MOON AND BACK, I got Your back!" shotbythecarters Before that, Darden celebrated JoJo — who he called "The Bravest Artist I know on the planet" — as she dropped her recently released EP, Trying Not to Think About It, in October. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. "'Trying Not To Think About It' is a project that is Vulnerable, Honest, Motivational, Emotional, and most importantly True! So many people Battle with their Brain, and are afraid to express when they feel like they're loosing this battle," he wrote at the time. "You guys are NOT ALONE! 🍀 ." "@iamjojo thank you for not only creating a Piece of Art, but for also encouraging others to talk about the state of their mental health!" Darden added. "You using music as a gateway for healthy Conversation is truly inspiring, and I'm so grateful I got to support you through this thing from beginning to end!!!"