Beverly Johnson will soon walk down the aisle.
On Monday, the 67-year-old icon — who became the first Black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974 — revealed to People that she got engaged to 70-year-old financier Brian Maillian.
“This is the first time I’ve dated someone so close to my age! We know the same songs and we’ve lived through a lot of the same things,” she told the outlet.
“As I was breaking boundaries in the fashion industry, he was doing the same on Wall Street,” she added.
The catwalk star — who was also the first Black woman to appear on the cover of French Elle — revealed that Maillian popped the question while with family in Palm Springs.
Though Brian initially didn’t have a ring, his 88-year-old mother “took off her wedding ring and passed it down the table till it got to Brian and he got down on one knee.”
“I was sobbing uncontrollably and he said, ‘Will you marry me?’ and I said yes!” Johnson exclaimed.
While Johnson tried to give the ring back to her future mother-in-law, Brian’s mother told her, “You can keep it on until the rest of the day!”
Despite this, Johnson specifically told her now-fiancé that she was not interested in a diamond ring.
When Brian took her to a jewelry store to show her the ring he had picked out, Johnson blurted out, “Brian, I don’t know how to say this, but I don’t want a diamond ring. Let’s buy a house instead.”
The two did exactly that, and currently live together in Rancho Mirage, California.
“Just finding the love of my life at this point in my life has been amazing,” Johnson added.
She was previously married to real estate agent Billy Potter and music producer Danny Sims.
Congratulations to Beverly and Brian on your engagement!