Eve engaged to designer Maximillion Cooper

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Recording artist Eve and entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper attend the Tony Hawk's 10th Annual Stand Up for Skateparks celebrity benefit on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

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:

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.