Entertainment Sports NBA Star Derrick Rose Engaged to Girlfriend Alaina Anderson — See Her Massive Diamond Ring! New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose proposed during a romantic dinner at Madison Square Garden By Vanessa Etienne Vanessa Etienne Twitter Vanessa Etienne is an Emerging Content Writer-Reporter for PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 13, 2021 11:50 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Alaina Anderson/Instagram Derrick Rose is engaged! On Tuesday, the 33-year-old New York Knicks guard proposed to his girlfriend Alaina Anderson during a romantic dinner at Madison Square Garden. The NBA player shared the news on Instagram with photos of Anderson's stunning engagement ring, their private dinner and wine setup on the Knicks court and shared a touching message to "my ace." "I didn't know how you were going to perceive me. But this entire time I was hoping that you would believe me. Believe the words that I will have your back and love u forever," Rose wrote of his fiancée. "When I FIRST saw you I told Ryan that we were gon be together. It took both of us a while to let down our guards. That's only becuz both of our hearts were scarred. We are two peas in a pod becuz we are truly MISUNDERSTOOD," he said. Alaina Anderson/Instagram NBA's Derrick Rose Says He 'Never Felt Anything Like' COVID-19: 'I'm Slowly Getting Back' Alaina Anderson/Instagram Rose continued, "We got our heart and swag from this place called ENGLEWOOD. I will always love you becuz you go above and beyond. We built a beautiful family and an unbreakable bond. Thank you Queen." The 26-year-old model and influencer quickly commented under the post writing, "A WIFE!!!!! I love you!!!!!😍😍😍 MRS ROSE TO YALL LOL." She also re-shared his message on her Instagram Story, calling him her "hood poet" alongside several blushing and kissing emojis. 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. Anderson also shared clips from their date night, highlighting the moment Rose escorted her through Madison Square Garden, walking down a pink carpet with a bouquet of flowers. "MRS. ROSE 🌹 MY FACE HURTS 😭😂😅 Just got engaged in MSG nothing major!" she captioned her own post showing off her massive diamond engagement ring. 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. Alaina Anderson/Instagram Anderson later gave her followers a look at another diamond ring Rose gifted her the day before. "Love this ring also," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "He gave me this ring yesterday talking about hopefully one day I can get you the real thing😂😂😂😂😂 What a clown LOL." The couple has been dating since 2016, when the basketball player was a member of the Chicago Bulls, according to TMZ. They share two children, daughter Layla Malibu Rose and son London Marley Rose. Rose is also father to son Derrick Rose, Jr., whom he shares with ex Mieka Reese.