New York – Christina Aguilera says she was shocked when a Valentine surprise turned into a marriage proposal. The 24-year-old pop diva says music executive Jordan Bratman, her boyfriend of two years, popped the question at Big Sur, Calif., last Friday after recreating a romantic dinner the two had while touring India in the fall.
“It was unbelievable,” Aguilera told Us Weekly magazine. “Every cute thing he did, I totally thought was just a Valentine’s Day surprise – he got me!”
“He sent me on a scavenger hunt,” she said. “My mom used to do scavenger hunts for me when I was a kid, so it had sentimental value. Each clue was a poem – and in the final clue he proposed!”
The 26-year-old Bratman gave Aguilera a 5-carat diamond ring designed by jeweler Stephen Webster, who also made wedding bands for Madonna and Guy Richie.
“I’m finishing my album, so we haven’t set a date yet,” Aguilera said. “But it’s definitely given me inspiration to make my best record ever.”
Her hits include “What a Girl Wants,” “Genie in a Bottle” and “Beautiful.”