‘OITNB’ Star Danielle Brooks Is Engaged & We Have a Pic of the Ring

Cue the wedding bells, because Danielle Brooks is officially off the market.

The Orange Is the New Black star, 30, just revealed that she’s engaged to her longtime boyfriend. Although Brooks previously kept his identity under wraps, People recently confirmed the soon-to-be groom is Dennis Gelin.

Brooks announced the exciting news on Instagram yesterday and shared a slideshow featuring a photo of her brand-new ring, along with a video of the couple dancing at a party.

She captioned the post, “I never thought one of the best days of my year would happen the last week of the year. I get to marry my best friend. We’re ENGAGED!! So excited to become your wife. D&D until the end.”

The news comes just one month after Brooks welcomed her first child, a beautiful baby girl. She shared a photo of the newborn on Instagram and captioned the post (along with red hearts), “11.16.19. She’s perfect.”

Although the black-and-white photo gave us just a small peek of the newborn (but a full view of that head of hair), the image got over 650,000 likes. The new mom even received congratulations from celebs like Chrissy Metz, Lena Waithe and Gabrielle Union, along with former costars from OITNB.

If you need us, we’ll be crossing our fingers for an Orange Is the New Black reunion at the wedding.


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...