Miami Heat star LeBron James, 27, popped the question to his high school sweetheart and mother of his two boys, Savannah, 26, during a private dinner in Miami last night. The couple, who've been together for 8 years, did it the right way: by waiting until they knew it was the right time for both of them.

Most marriages fail because couples mistakenly believe that great Dopamine-fueled sex means they are compatible for life. But once the chemicals stop flowing in their brains, they realize they have nothing in common, and they are left wondering what they ever saw in each other in the first place.

Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand said the reason their 14-month marriage failed was because "it just wasn't there any more." Katy and Russell are a classic example of immature people who confused great sex for love.

Women are especially at fault because a woman believes any man is her "property" as soon as he hits it. True love is more than just great sex. Intelligent men and women know better than to trust their emotions when making life changing decisions.

Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade are another couple who have chosen to wait before jumping the broom.

LeBron and Savannah shared their big night with their oldest son, Bronny, 7.

Also attending the New Year/birthday dinner were LeBron's teammates Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne, Dwyane Wade and his fiancee, Gabriele Union; Juwan Howard and his wife Jenine; actress Sanaa Lathan, rapper Fat Joe, and more! LeBron celebrated his 27th birthday on Friday.

Juwan Howard and Jenine

Adrienne Williams and Chris Bosh

Photos by Angela Yee, Adrienne Bosh and Juwon Howard (via StilettoJill).

  • ryand91

    Everyone looks so oily in that third picture. I see Mrs. Bosh's baby bump, I wonder when she's due.

  • Yardgirl

    Happy New Year Miss Sandra and everyone!! :partyhat:

    I am happy for the newly engaged couple!! :yahoo:

  • Brick City Born

    Gabby age is starting to catch up with her. She usually has a very youthful look but I noticed in more recent pics she has looked very old.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    Merry New Year!!

    Congrats to LeBron and Savannah! That's wonderful news.

    When did Gabby become a fiance?

  • Cutekisses

    I hope Gabby is next. I like seeing these REAL Basketball Wives. Go Ladies!! Keep reppin that real deal!

  • http://happysnappynappy.blogspot.com rozb

    Is it me, or does the "guest" in the third pic have some really dingy teeth compared to everybody else's bright whites? Or is she wearing some gold-tinted braces?

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    Gabby has been looking older lately...she looks like she needs some rest.
    Mrs.Bosh looks pretty...I wonder how that baby will look :thinking:
    I hate Chris Bosh's face...he needs plastic surgery total facial reconstruction! I must say he does know how to dress...he's a dapper dude.
    D.Wade looks like his usual self.
    I hope these guys have the same fate they have last season. I can't stand the Miami Heat...even though I must give D.Wade props he's a great team player!

  • Torae

    WTF does Lebron have on?

  • thegifted1

    Congrats LeBron and Savannah!!! I LOOOVE the Miami Heat players especially LeBron!!! GOOOO HEAT!!!

  • LittleBigMouth

    I hate Chris Bosh’s face…he needs plastic surgery total facial reconstruction!
    ^^^

    :rofl: hey, that is not nice

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    congrats bron bron

  • ShoYaRight

    How youthful can a 40 year old be expected to look? I know she better try and spit a baby out before it's too late

  • glamdiva83

    Divine Delicacies made a cake 4 Mrs.Bosh saying Prince on the way...they make alot of our local(Miami)celebs cake & they cakes/cupcakes are delicious...its on their facebook(Divine Delicacies Cakes) under the album Welcome Baby Bosh!

  • Daisy

    Happy New Year to all!!

    CONGRATS to the happy couple, my cousin got engaged last night as well love is in the air :heart:

    I love Gabbys jumpsuit but the jewels are to busy for me

  • http://www.twitter.com/thegwu Nicola

    "did it the right way: by waiting until they knew it was the right time for both of them"

    Not to throw shade Sandra, but why would you have children with someone you weren't sure was the one you wanted to spend the rest of your life with. We have it confused in our community. Marriage is LESS of a commitment than children. Why applaud LeBron for something he should have done two kids ago?

    BTW, word has it, his marketing/management team was pushing for this one.

  • SunnyPA

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

    @Nicola, you absolutely hit the nail on the head.

    I'm from Akron, OH ... LeBron went to every prom and only one was with Savannah. He never hid his exploits. Until his 2nd year in Cleveland when I read somewhere about Savannah, I thought some white chick was his girlfriend because they were together all the time. That's been a while and other than Sandra posting about LeBron and Ciara, I haven't heard or seen anything else...not that I've asked or care.

    My New Year Prayer for them is that it's really their time and LeBron leaves his womanizing ways behind him.

  • Cutekisses

    Lord, people have the hardest time just saying Congratulations. They have to make a speech, be mean and say all kinds of stuff like their lives are so perfect and every decision they made in relationships is 100. SMH...

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    awww congrats to them. Great Pictures Sandra!

    Happy New Year everyone.

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    Cutekisses says:

    Lord, people have the hardest time just saying Congratulations. They have to make a speech, be mean and say all kinds of stuff like their lives are so perfect and every decision they made in relationships is 100. SMH…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    :cosign: what she said.

  • SunnyPA

    Just to be clear, I think Savannah deserves everything LeBron can give her and more like ... 'fidelity'.

  • Tertra114

    YES! get that ring girl!!!!

  • Starr

    These real "basketball wives" just look blah. I continue to be unimpressed with Gabby

  • SouthernPrincess

    Congrats LeBron and Savannah.
    And I thought Gabby and Dwayne was waiting to lessen the backlash of them dating while he was still married?
    But I LOVE gabbys pantsuit...super cute

  • lovezoe

    Congrats to them! I wish them even more years of happiness.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zEWXxKsrU datsmdubya2u

    Welp Lebron...that's the only way you'll get a ring.....just sayin
    :coffee:

  • Daisy

    Lebron will get his ring when its his time look how long it took KG

    @cutekisses #17 YOU BETTA :preach: *waves prayer cloth*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zEWXxKsrU datsmdubya2u

    Daisy says:

    Lebron will get his ring when its his time look how long it took KG

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    I look to be AMAZED!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zEWXxKsrU datsmdubya2u

    "Women are especially at fault because a woman believes any man is her “property” as soon as he hits it. True love is more than just great sex. Intelligent men and women know better than to trust their emotions when making life changing decisions"

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    :cosign: I can't stand it when my friends call me in the middle of the night all upset cause "he's cheating" when they were pretending they didn't want a relationship when they really did. They were using the "i'm down for whatever" ploy to get in there when they knew they really were looking for commitment and a relationship. The man takes that at face value and "dates" other women now they're upset. I've fallen out with few people when I told them they played themselves by not being upfront about what they were looking for....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zEWXxKsrU datsmdubya2u

    Sorry but I feel she caught him in something and he's stalling for time. The ole "emergency" engagement ploy....I mean really they've been together since hi school and already have two kids...engagements were a get to know you more intimately and start to blend our lives period...they've already been doing that for years. A real surprise would have been to fly her out to Vegas and take the vows...it's past time.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3bQrYBIp_0 LaTechGrad02

    Katy and Russell are a classic example of immature people who confused great sex for love.
    _______________________________________________
    Agreed, Sandra.

  • caribcanadian

    HAPPY NEW YEAR. WISHING ALL PEACE AND HAPPINESS.

    @Nicola, @SunnyPA, datsmdubya2u

    Right on the money...

    When will we stop and check ourselves. Really take the time to loot at ourselves and the way we think and proceed in this world re commitment, marriage and children. Ir is time well spent.

  • caribcanadian

    Excuse the grammatical errors...I meant "take time to look at" and "It is time well spent"

  • Audacious2

    Everyone looks fabulous! Gabby & Savannah are gorgeous & both have beautiful skin.
    Now was Dana's & former -Fat Joe on a date? :)

  • Audacious2

    ^^^^i meant. .... Sanaa!
    Fricken auto text.......

  • MrsMommy

    That's a shame......all of this falsity.

    Sandrarose.com reveals this each and every day. The most blessed families are those lucky enough to have celebrated together, without all of the spotlights, bling, false love, and ill-devotion......

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wave:

    CONGRATS TO VANNAH AND BRON BRON....

    BUT IMMA NEED BRON BRON TO GET THEM DAMN BOB HOPE PANTS OFF..lol

    SANAA AND GABBY ARE PRETTY.

    Everyone looks like they are happy and having fun.