Beyonce put love on top at her Saturday concert in St. Louis when she took a break to allow two of her dancers to get engaged.
John Silver, a backup dancer for Beyonce’s Formation World Tour, pulled aside girlfriend Ashley Everett, Beyonce’s dance captain, during a break at the Dome show. Silver, a St. Louis native, told Everett she was the one girl who could put up with him and he wanted to express his love for her in front of other people.
“What better time than now to do it in front of thousands and thousands of people?” Silver said before dropping to one knee before Everett.
When Everett said yes, Beyonce prematurely stepped in to congratulate the couple before gracefully backing away as Silver slid the ring on his fiancee’s finger.
“So I put a ring on it,” Silver said to the pop singer as he thanked her.
Ironically, the proposal took place in a break during “Single Ladies.” Beyonce joked with Everett, saying, “Let me see you do the choreography after that.”
Sure enough, Everett jumped right back into the song, flashing her new ring with an overjoyed smile.
She posted photos from the proposal on Instagram, captioned “Thank you to everyone who helped make it so epic and iconic, and to everyone who supports us and congratulated us!…Shocked is an understatement. I'm so overly excited for this new chapter in our lives and of course I can't wait to be your WIFE!!”
It’s good that Beyonce found love on Saturday, because she didn’t get any at Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmys.
“Lemonade,” her visual album nominated for Outstanding Variety Special, lost to James Corden’s “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special.” The album was also shut out in its four other nominations: Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction Event or Award Special and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.
And, of course, the Beyhive took to the internet to express their disapproval.
Somehow, we think Beyonce just might survive.
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