Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Engaged

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade proposed to his actress girlfriend Gabrielle Union over the weekend.  They promptly shared their big news on social media.

The high profile couple began dating in 2009 and announced their engagement via Twitter on December 20, 2013.

Union, 41, posted a photo of her engagement ring with this caption, "Sooooo this happened... #Yessss!"  Wade, 31, tweeted the same image and noted, "She said YES!!!! #itsgabrielleu"

he asked and she said yes

Union married former NFL player Chris Howard in 2001 and separated from him in October 2005.   Their divorce was finalized in 2006.

Wade , also previously married, was involved in a lengthy and bitter court battle with his former wife Siohvaughn Funches.  They wed in 2002 and split in 2007, but their decidedly contentious divorce didn't become final until 2010.

During a heated custody battle that followed a year later, Funches dragged her ex-husband's new girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, into the fray, claiming in court that the actress was a bad influence on the Wade children.  The court judge hearing the case didn't buy into her claims and awarded Dwyane Wade sole custody of his two sons, Zaire, 11, and Zion, 6.

Photos:  Instagram-Gabrielle Union