Early this morning, Eve confirmed that the rumors were true. Word had spread that the Philly-born rapper was engaged to her British designer boyfriend Maximillion Cooper. She took to Twitter to express her joy:

Thanku 2 everybody 4 your congratulations on our engagement! ���� We wanted to celebrate with our family and friends 1st b4 announcing ❤️❤️

Us Weekly reports that Cooper, 41, popped the question in Edinburgh, Scotland on Christmas Day.  Eve, 35, originally met her soon-to-be husband at Gumball 3000, an annual international car rally. The musician has received loads of criticism for her bi-racial relationship, but she pays the haters no mind.

During an interview with Katie Couric earlier this year she said, "I'm this black girl who comes from hip-hop, and I'm dating a white man. I got so many hateful tweets from people and I don't understand hate. I mean, we're Americans. We live in America. Get over it."

The two have reportedly been together since 2010.