Star Jones is giving marriage a second chance. The 55-year-old television journalist attended the 2017 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC with her fiancé Ricardo Lugo. A source confirmed to E! News that the couple is indeed engaged.

On Monday, Jones posted an Instagram photo of herself and Ricardo from inside the ball. “Perfect night @gabriellesangels #AngelBall together,” she wrote in the caption.

“He’s wonderful. I’m happy and that’s all anybody outside of my family needs to know,” she told Us Weekly. Jones is happy to take on the role as stepmother to Lugo’s teenage son, Jake.

Jones and Lugo dated for less than a year before announcing their engagement. She famously tied the knot with investment banker Al Reynolds in April 2004 — only to find out he was two-timing her with (gasp) a man.
 

 La La Anthony

La La Anthony stunned at the 2017 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street. The single mom wore a Rani Zakhem Spring 2017 crystal embellished Couture gown.

Kareem Abdul-Jabar

Other stars in the house included NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar (pictured), actress Maria Menounos, socialite Ramona Singer, singers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell (Kool & the Gang), singer Gloria Gaynor, and President Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump, mother of his three eldest children.
 

Perfect night @gabriellesangels #AngelBall together.

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Photos by Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com



  • brownisback

    Something about this feels familiar but ok Starlet!
    Good Luck!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What the hell happened to Starr?

    She has aged badly and has gained some of her weight back and added a spare tire around the waist.

    I hate to tell her but I don’t think her boyfriend is completely straight because my gaydar is on 10.

    Or maybe Starr said fugg it I am almost 60 and I don’t want to be alone any more even if people are laughing behind my back.

  • Pamela

    This is some BS. Star already has someone, while I’m still out here with my cute, young self trying to find someone.
    Damn life ain’t fair .

  • Pamela

    In older age, you settle for what you get. It is what it is.

  • n1kk1a

    He’s a pretty feller….that’s all I’ve got.?????

  • Yoni7

    Where the hell SHE been? Congrats to her!

  • Dowoop

    If she’s almost 60 then she really hasnt aged that bad.

  • Rayne

    Ooohhh she’s looking so beautiful!

  • Keepin’IT100

    I hope it don’t end up being the same situation she had with her last husband the closet homosexual

  • Keepin’IT100

    She has a type.. High yeller

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope this one is really into women….

  • Quitedeliteful

    Hey, some man is better than no man at all I guess…

  • Yoni7

    The only time this man was INTO women, was at birth. When the doctor went INTO her and pulled him out.

  • Coy little wink

    I like that fur shawl/stole she rocking…

  • MsPam

    Don’t worry us Pamela’s are a great catch! Don’t compare yourself with Star she’s another not to bother Jesus Christ about.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think she’s aged poorly since she had her weight loss surgery.

  • Soda

    From what I’ve seen, there is no age limit on settling, even if you have to share.

  • Junkanoo

    Star probably just likes planning the wedding , she seems too high strung to have a successful marriage . Star looks like an ole school drag queen who rushed out the house an forgot to put on her girdle

  • Yoni7

    SHIIIIDDDD!!!!!!!!! Nope. I can’t do a piece of man. *singing John Legend* “All of me, wants all of you…”

  • Quitedeliteful

    She looks better with a little weight gain. Before her head was the biggest thing on her. That outfit makes her look like a rich-ole-lady. She probably looks better in her trendy street clothes…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m right there wit ya sister!!!

  • Yoni7

    No. Just white. LOL

    That fur looks to be fox. I bet it’s soft.

  • MsPam

    Example: Al Roker Al Sharpton

  • MsPam

    Nope! She has a weird looking shape!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • T3

    ?????

  • R in NYC

    Star looks like she’s had some work done on her face. Don’t overdo it girl.
    She looks happy so I’m happy for her.

  • MsPam

    The Black version! ?????

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    She looks happy but he looks like the type to call you a fat black bish when he’s mad tho. Star stays wit her a man, I know that’s right. Don’t make em mad tho girl.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol… HA!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Every time you FONT you make me sick LOLOLOLOLOLOL… I’m still dead at the “in her bathroom” comment about Megan Good LMFAOOOO

  • MsPam

    Yeah you know those Hispanic will call you a knee grow in a minute!

  • SumthinSweeter

    Why Star dressed so gaudy? Beige pearls with a white fur? Turquois dress, cubic zirconia clip on earrings? Smh.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!! That’s the ‘rich-ole-lady-with-money’ look…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Don’t try to find em boo they will never be worth it. Bask in your flyness and eventually the right one will come to you.

  • Soda

    Are those Kareem’s original teeth? They look new.

  • SumthinSweeter

    a rich “senile” old-lady. lol… no shade tho.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Agreed!

  • hottlanta

    You can’t keep a black man who wears pink plaid pants in the closet. You can spot that shyt at 4am in the morning on a dark highway with no street lights.

  • Moon Lee

    Star looks happy! Congratulations ?

  • MsPam

    Yes those are his real teeth, I remember them from his playing days with the Lakers.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    My mom said only desperate women think like this.

  • Pamela

    Not to sound defeated, but i been hearing this for the last 15 years. Ain’t sh$t happened. I’m tied.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Oh gawd, lol. We stay posting about ppl teeth on here. They probably dentures tho tbh.

  • You Could Never

    Cannot stand Starlet Jones ass. Fukk her.

  • MsPam

    Hispanic!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Good for her. What does Ricardo do?

    She knew Al was ghey. She used to be fat not blind.

  • Bashi22

    Didn’t Star move to Chi to be close by him

  • Renee26

    Good for her!! He’s a handsome man too…you go gurl!!

  • You Could Never

    NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar <<< You missed a "b" in Jabbar. Put some respect on Daddy Kareem name lol. One of my all time faves. One of the best to ever play. He a nice looking 70 too.

  • Renee26

    He’s old enough for dentures to be ok

  • Renee26

    Looks like a snap on smile to me

  • Renee26

    Get outta my mind!! I was thinking beige pearl earrings and a brown fur instead would have worked better

  • hottlanta

    Star is always my mofo dog. I first saw her during the OJ trial and she was giving those white boys hell standing her ground on national television. I said who is that she is handling her business. I read her book Satan Sisters and it was pretty good. I love Sandy fashion guru’s. I have a white (real) online fake fur but I will never wear it with off-white pearls. It was bad lightning she thought she was choosing the white pearls.

  • Renee26

    Naw that’s the playing dress up in your momma clothes look right there chile

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I was on the prowl for a good 5 years for a good man. Dealt with liars, cheaters, the abusive types that would cuss you out then cry when you ignore them, the scammers who needed to use my car while I was at work also dealt with the type that didn’t know if they wanted me or my brother. When I tell you I almost joined the nunnery and I was at the damn grocery store looking a mess cuz I gave up tryna be cute and was approached by my now husband. I’m like what if I didn’t go to that store what if I hit a red light I would have never met him. When you ask for a good man you gotta go thru whatever to get it. That doesn’t mea tolerate anything it just means you gotta travel thru a road full a rhinestones to appreciate a diamond. Lawdddd

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol, I’m low-key giggling rw @my desk after reading this.

  • hottlanta

    Ask him would he date a white woman again after she burned his house to the ground.

  • Pamela

    There was a time I would say my name proudly when introducing myself cause it is such a regal name. Dammit, the regalness of the name hasn’t translated to me being seen as regal by folks, especially opposite sex.

  • You Could Never

    Big Gay Al was FAR from being in anyone’s closet.

  • Renee26

    Damn

  • hottlanta

    New York Park Avenue style.

  • Coy little wink

    Whitney Houston had dentures. Don’t be fooled ?

  • SumthinSweeter

    Whoa!
    But Left-Eye had a lil pyromania in her too. God rest her soul.

  • MsPam

    He’s a attorney from Chicago

  • Renee26

    The game has changed…you’re not alone

  • Coy little wink

    I watched an eye-opening special on him…left me very impressed

  • SumthinSweeter

    Really? Not surprised but how did that info become known? I mean it makes sense given her habits though.

  • Coy little wink

    She has on rhinestone earrings…misconduct

  • Coy little wink

    I think when they found her body they were not in…it was in a report

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Lugo, in case you’re wondering, is the Asst state attorney for Cook County in Chicago.

  • MsPam

    She needs to go get her money back!????

  • hottlanta

    Star, Tina Turner and Tina Knowles are showing you, you ain’t never too old for love. Love stops when you stop loving. There is no age limit on that. Women put ourselves on a love time clock.

  • Pamela

    Thanks boo. I’ll stick in there.
    God bless your family.

  • You Could Never

    Why would I? I dont care. It happened in the early 1980s. He still not gonna STOP being one of the best to ever hold a basketball professionally. Folks kill me talking about who folks choose to be with or love. I could care less.

  • You Could Never

    And so did Bernadine

  • hottlanta

    Yep she did. She was pissed off with Andre. Where is he.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Oooooo…..

  • Renee26

    The watch and gold bracelet need to go too

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol!

  • You Could Never

    https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2016/07/26/watch-kareem-abdul-jabbar-educate-megyn-kelly-why-black-lives-matter-exists/211925

    Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Educate Megyn Kelly On Why Black Lives Matter Exists

    Love me some him. Im SURE some folks wont take the message instead blame the messenger for once loving WHITE.

  • hottlanta

    I could care less who he loves and he will always be the greatest. It just makes you wonder would someone ask them that question.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    LOLOLOLOL The way I screamed!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    This is so sweet. I want to meet someone like THIS. Fukk a black ppl meet, facebook, zoosk, catfish era. LOL

    So you say folks gotta step outta their comfort zone? Stepping out of my comfort zone means I would have to…..
    Go to the store with a bonnet on.
    Not brush my teeth before I leave the house
    Wear my oversized Howard sweats in public
    No bra, earrings, or something on my lips

    THEN when/if he approaches me, I would question his EVERY existence because if you holla’d at me looking like THIS……what the hell else you done holla’d at? Because I’ve seen some folks baby mama’s…..and…well…they don’t ever look to be out of their comfort zone. IJS

  • Pamela

    I did too. The only disappointment was the yt woman he had a child with. That hit me hard.

  • hottlanta

    Yall good what color are her draws.

  • Pamela

    Sorry I’m one of those people.

  • You Could Never

    To each.

  • Yoni7

    White……and BIG! More like some Depends.

  • stav

    No way, those teeth are too white, if not dentures..veneers!

  • stav

    Sure did!

  • hottlanta

    Where is ole girl with the horse getting spanked. I need it now. You wrong for that.

  • Coy little wink

    Nobody is perfect…we all fall short. ?

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I first saw Star on “Jones and Jury”. It was her court show and I’ve liked her ever since. She’s very intelligent and strong. Carry on girlfriend.

  • Ni Ni

    And gay

  • stav

    How did you forget the tacky gold old lady shoes?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    OMG can I meet you damnit!!! that sounds just like me for real LOLOL Its all about being comfortable. Sometimes when I was all dolled up I would be more insecure than I was just running to the store. Maybe my expectations for attention were higher you know. But my love for him was the fact that he saw ME and wasn’t distracted by anything other than what he would wake up too. So now when I get all dressed up its a privilege for him to see me like that. I turn into a whole new bish on the weekends and he loves every bit of it. Sometimes its better for a man to see the real you, cuz then its like nicca you knew what you were getting yourself into when you filled out the paperwork. LOL

  • Coy little wink

    I’m telling you I was in awe watching that special…no headphones at work ill check this out tonite…thanks

  • You Could Never

    No worries

  • Soda

    I like her show Daytime Divas.

  • Ni Ni

    My gaydar going off too.

  • Renee26

    Lol they look better than Denzel’s do though

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol, right! I was trying to be a lil nice and left them out since they do match her purse.

  • Pamela

    What type of home training was that from your momma? Just kidding.

  • hottlanta

    I don’t settle it’s too crowded at the bottom.

  • Marlika

    You know I seen her a few years ago with Robin Williams coming out the Madarin Hotel in NYC. Star looked very disgusting, she had just had her lap band surgery and skin was just hanging off her body. She caught me looking at her and I guess I had that ??? look on my face. She gave me the nastiest look and rolled her eyes at me. ? It didn’t stop me from staring.

    She appears to be a nasty person inside and out.

  • toni walker

    The same folks who are mad about all the black men the Kardashians date like these men would ever want them!

  • Ni Ni

    Good to see Gloria Gaynor and Kool and the Gang out and about.

  • hottlanta

    Him wanting me is me wanting him as well. it is a two way street.

  • Yoni7

    THE WEEKENDS!!!!!!!!!!??????????!!!!!!! BAY-BEE!!!!!!!! Talk about brand new???!! That would be ME! I do have a dude (who I don’t want to be bothered with) that I’ve known for over 15 years. We’re not a couple and never will be (I don’t like him like that – never have). But said all of that to say……he can see me with no lashes on, breff stankin’, no bra, head scarf, crusted slob on my face and still be like “You’re so beautiful to me. I love you.” And I’m always so mean to him (and I won’t stop – debate with a judge – LOL). And it’s so genuine. If only he were “that dude” tho’. We’d be magic.

  • sunni_daze

    LaLa is not a single mom. She is a single woman if that, because she isn’t even divorced.

  • stav

    ROFL!

  • Yoni7

    Denzel’s look like his are missing a few screws and bolts and a couple of nails and some tape. All poked and jutted out and ill-fitting and what not. I still love his smoove ass tho’.

  • Pamela

    Star probably thinks she’s Italian woman from New Jersey.

  • You Could Never

    I dont care about them as well. Trashians. But far as the black men who date white women who are woke to our issues? I could care less on who in the hell they go to sleep/wake up to in the morning. Kareem stays. He been woke for damn decades. who he bedded and reproduced with in the late 70s is none of my concern nor has it ever been or will be.

  • L. Thompson

    Star and her fiance have been together longer than a year. Get your facts straight Sandra.

  • Pamela

    You ain’t right. Lol

  • Michelle1953

    Star looks great

  • Yoni7

    Hey, did you get a chance to watch Netflix this weekend?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Hey Yoni! Yes I did. Chile that show Wentworth is hard as hell. Does that type of thing really go on in prison? I don’t know but it had me embarrassed to even look at it past the second season. Those bytches are rough.

  • Yoni7

    It is GRIMY! You gotta keep watchin’! GOOD SHOW! REAL GOOD SHOW!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I might but it is so rough. It’s not me at all. I’ll let you know if I do. Hopefully Franky gets better cuz she gets on my last nerve. Who died and made her boss. And I noticed she doesn’t do shyt. She always gets that fat bytch to do her dirty work.

  • Yoni7

    I didn’t like Frankie either….but…..

  • Blaque Mahogany

    ???

  • Ms.Vanilla

    So you saying she’s the same bytch all 5 seasons?

  • BorisBlack1

    Let me correct that for you….Recently Fired…..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    “I still love his smoove ass tho’.”

    You are funny azz h e l l!!! Lolol!!!

  • Justlooknout

    Sequin and gold dust has made it’s way back and I am hear for it!!!!!!!

    Does Star man have food stuck between his tooth? Or is it that a horrible filling?

  • freelancepimp .

    Yall remember when her and Dwayne Wade was kicking it. I think he has mama issues.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Wade dated Star???

  • ?Royalty?

    ??

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Congratulations to her!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I’m happy for Star, congrats!

  • NicoleZee

    Good for Star! I always thought she was a pretty lady. I hope this guy isn’t gay like the last husband or trying to use her for money. Good luck to her!

  • NicoleZee

    What??? Please don’t tell me he’s unemployed, please. If so, she needs to wait to marry him when he gets another job. SMDH!

  • MsPam

    Hang in there! If it can happen for me, it will happen for you! ??

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Are Star Jones and Oprah related? I think it’s the eyes that make me think that…

  • Listen2Me

    ?? I want the pearls though; I wouldn’t pair them like she has; but I would wear the necklace.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Harrumph!!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Listen2Me

    ??

  • Meme

    Ms Jones I know you’ll probably tell me to mind my own business, but I hope this man has his own finances, he looks like a Cuban lounge singer or mafia henchman, as long as he treats you as well as he’d expect his mother to be treated and he’s not a layabout leach then masoltoff hope it goes well

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuup!!! That looks like Granny’s dress-up clothes…..

  • Quitedeliteful

    True….

  • Meme

    Oh you’re so naughty lol

  • Gladysgrn

    Star’s man is an attorney, lives in Chicago .They have been quietly dating for more than a year

  • Renee26

    ????

  • MRiGOThim

    Star always get her a light skinned sugar britches to marry, lol!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    No. That was just sone mess Star and her publicist tried to get people to believe, in the hope of making her look desirable to younger men. But Wade quickly, and I do mean quickly and very publicly, stated that they were nothing more than friends.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol,oh ok. Thx 4 the tea!

  • klwbaby

    I don’t think so. I never heard either one say anything about being related.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Congrats to her! LaLa looks great!

  • Notatall

    The way she is dressed reminds me of these sisters that went to my church in the 90’s. …they all would have on sequence everything wearing beepers clipped on their shoulders so everyone could see it.

  • Dahl

    *scrolls back up to look*…

    …it appears to be spinach ????

  • Dahl

    Like LaLa’s dress. Star looks like she’s picking her weight back up…

  • Maxima

    and you wouldn’t want him. he is a nasty piece of miserable in real life.

  • Maxima

    THIS AND MORE OF THIS!!

  • Yoni7

    I come here to laugh. I really do.

  • Yoni7

    I don’t want to give it away. But I will say, she’s likable. Now BEA…….I LOVE HER! Keep watching.

  • MistaO

    Star likes gay men huh?!

    Gots to be tough for broads who wasted their best years worrying about a career only to end up like most of these “successful” train wrecks running around out here…

  • Dee

    Star is fat again?

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Me too, lol… Denzel my boy though and you ripped his mouth to shreds LMBO!!!

  • Yoni7

    I mean, they are a lil bucked. Could be straighter. But I LOVE AND RESPECT his craft. I’m a fan.

  • Daryl Campbell

    Star is 55? I would have said 58 or 59, but it seems she’s traveling down the same road as before only to get dismal results!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Ok. Imma watch two more seasons this weekend while I do laundry at home. I just can’t see Bea as a queen B. She doesn’t look the role. Wish the warden was a man gettin all the poon tang. That would be wild.

  • Yoni7

    Honey listen, you are in for a TREAT!

  • Kayke

    Smh! I see this all the time. He’s going to become that dude when someone else appreciates his authenticity and you’ll be invited to the wedding, sitting there daydreaming in hindsight.

  • Yoni7

    Uhm at his age (late 40s early 50s), his lying ways, his Sanford & Son mentality way of living, still wearing cornrows/plaits, and making babies with an already boatload of kids…….I’ll pass. But thanks for your unwarranted “opinion”.

  • Kayke

    Oh. Sorry, I assumed your circle was better than it is.

  • Yoni7

    It is. But charity cases are somehow drawn to my knowledgeable spirit. I try to help out whenever The Almighty places someone in my path. THIS was the case.

  • Kayke

    I understand …. someone truly wise once told me, it is never in my right to infringe upon other people’s karma, as all matter are a result of karmic consequences. Living is in the consequences to our actions, not the choices made.

  • Yoni7

    Pretty much. But karma isn’t always what’s bad in the world. It also has to do with the good you put out as well.

  • Kayke

    And in either cases, you should not stand in the way. Allowing someone to live their consequence does not reflect poorly on you.

  • Yoni7

    I’m very open-minded as to how folks live in their truth and consequences. What works for someone in THEIR household, may not work for me in mine………and I’m TOTALLY fine with that.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Was he really? Damn