The Snowman — real name Jay Wayne Jenkins — was originally planning to propose to Mai during a trip to Vietnam late this month. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, he opted to surprise her with a proposal during a special date night at his Los Angeles home.
“Jeannie and Jay were set for a trip to Vietnam this April,” Mai’s rep said. “What Jeannie didn’t know is that Jay was planning to propose. Instead, Jay decided to bring Vietnam to Jeannie with a surprise quarantine date night in his home filled with Vietnamese food and decor.”
The couple met on the set of The Real and began dating in November 2018. They made their first public appearance last August at a gala for his Street Dreamz non-profit.
“We both went through enough in our life to connect on the understanding that love should feel safe, honest and pure,” Mai told PEOPLE in November. “Immediately that was a magnetic attraction. We are very attracted to each other’s passions to serve. So because we have a mutual joy of having purpose, we’re going to find a way to do that together.”
In an exclusive photo of the newly engaged couple, Mai is sporting a giant diamond on her left ring finger. Check it out here.