NBA star, Dwayne Wade, and actress, Gabrielle Union, got engaged at a Christmas party on Dec. 21. (54943)

Basketball star Dwyane Wade has proposed to actress Gabrielle Union, his girlfriend of four years. Wade proposed to Union at a Christmas party on Dec. 21. The couple has been seen in several photos looking very happy and in love.

Union, 41, received a gorgeous, enormous 8.5-karat engagement ring from Wade, 31, before the Miami Heat Christmas party, and after his new fiancée accepted, he posted, “She said YES!!!” on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Wade also posted the photo of Union’s gorgeous new wedding ring on Instagram for the entire world to see. Miami Heat Managing General Partner Manager Micky Arison wrote a nice sentiment on his Twitter account that simply stated, “A special evening.”

There have not been many details regarding the wedding date or formal announcements about the engagement since the photo was posted, but there were signs of the couple’s forward motion toward commitment everywhere. The return address stickers on the newly engaged couple’s Christmas cards proudly stated, “Wade-Union Family.” This was a clear indication that this entertainment power couple would soon be tying the knot. The card shared a photo of the couple with Wade’s two sons and his young nephew.

He didn’t stop the giving with the beautiful Union; he also gave green sport jackets to his teammates, who’d made the championship with him last season. Seems like Wade was in a very generous mood this Christmas season. He should be a great example for all of us to give more and take less during the holidays.