Elana Afrika engaged

By admin
19 December 2012

Elana Afrika got engaged to her boyfriend of four months.

Elana Afrika is engaged! The bubbly TV and radio personality got engaged to her boyfriend of four months, Ian Bredenkamp on Sunday. Ian works as a freelancer at a Cape Town radio station and is a consultant in the music industry.

‘‘I wondered why he was asking to go to the beach on Sunday about 10 times. We ended up not going because I had a project to finish on e-mail,’’ Elana (32) says. ‘‘Sunday evening when he picked me up for dinner, he mentioned that I need one more accessory to complete my outfit before we leave the house. I died, knowing, that this is it! He then said, ‘The accessory you need is a ring’ and then he went down on one knee! I felt faint and my knees went weak. It felt like I was in a movie!’’ she gushes.

Her parents adore Ian (36) and they knew for weeks he was going to pop the question, she says. ‘‘I learned yesterday that him and my dad had had a few beers before the engagement some weeks back. It was quite a laugh. Dad and mom knew all this time.’’

We spotted the loved-up couple at a jewellery store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town yesterday. Her engagement ring didn’t fit and they had to reduce it three sizes, she says. ‘‘We decided when chatting about the engagement that he would ask me with a traditional ‘vra-ring’ first. This means, I get to choose my own ring with him before our big day. It’s exciting. I get two rings!’’ she laughs.

Elana doesn’t want to be engaged too long. ‘‘I am sure about this guy. I would marry him tomorrow, but we would need to do some planning first. So keep the whole of 2013 open. This is going to be a happy party!’’ Congrats you two!

-Lara Atson

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