The Angolan Beauty Queen & the Nigerian Football Star! Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes & NFL Star Osi Umenyiora are ENGAGED!

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes & NFL Star Osi Umenyiora are ENGAGED - February 2013 - BellaNaija002Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes and Nigerian-American Football (NFL – New York Giants) Star Osi Umenyiora are ENGAGED!
The couple announced their engagement via a series of tweets on social networking site – Twitter.

It’s been a decadent and love filled February for the duo who were on vacation in Europe with Osi’s brother – popular Lagos-based luxury car dealer Okwi and his pretty wife Fifi.

Osi and Leila’s romance was made public in November 2012 when New York society and gossip column “Page Six” spotted the couple “hiding out in the back of Empire Steakhouse with gorgeous Lopes on Monday during a party to say farewell to her title.

Since then, 31 year old Osi and 26 year old Leila have kept their romance low-key with no photos of them in public up until these recent twitter and instagram shots. There had been whispers about their engagement over the last few days as the couple informed their family and friends. USAfrica Online reported the news of their engagement yesterday and a quick glance at their respective twitter pages confirmed it!


Okwi & Osi

Okwi & Osi

Mrs Umenyiora-to-be

Mrs Umenyiora-to-be

Fifi & Okwi strike a pose while Leila & Osi love it up in the background

Fifi & Okwi strike a pose while Leila & Osi love it up in the background

Holiday Mode

Holiday Mode

Osi & Leila

Osi & Leila

63 Comments on The Angolan Beauty Queen & the Nigerian Football Star! Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes & NFL Star Osi Umenyiora are ENGAGED!
  • nene February 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

    beautiful couple. happy he went for an african girl, and Leila seems like a nice and simple person. not that his ex victoria’s secret model.

  • ejogene February 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

    So happy for them. What a beautiful couple. looking forward to their wedding. That girl is too beautiful, Osi bring her to Nigeria.

  • MsEzed February 15, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I see beautiful brown babies in their future 🙂

  • nnenne February 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    cute combination. Leila is so beautiful and seems nice and down to earth, Osy is cool. wish them the best.

  • sarafina February 15, 2013 at 8:58 am

    We don’t care! Rest in Peace Goldie

    • faith February 15, 2013 at 9:55 am


    • Joyce February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Haba Sarafina, na dem kill Goldie? Congrats to the couple & RIP to Goldie.

  • Dr O February 15, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Love it, she is gorgeous and seems like a nice person and they make a cute couple. Oya Osi bring her home to Ogbunike quick! LOL

    • nnenne February 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

      yes o. Ogbunike repping. i’m just famzing o, not like i’m from there. just the same local govt. lol

      • if you are a wedding enthusiast/wedding lover visit my wedding blog at February 15, 2013 at 11:05 am

        lol yes o! repping ogbunike for life. Igwe of Ogbunike must be so proud. she’s such a beauty.. not expecting any less cos they are all so fine in their family ehn!

  • Teefah ( February 15, 2013 at 9:07 am

    wow that was quick! didn’t they just start dating?
    Anyways go for it Leila and Osi, as we’ve been reminded again today life is too short.

  • Traditionalbay February 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

    @sarafina, and you just said that? I care if u don’t. life will move on..Goldie has paid her dues. go pay yours plus i miss Goldie more than you do. Congrats Osi & Leila!

  • Sexxie February 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Thank God for some joyful news! Lovely couple…congrats to them. Life’s short, make every moment count while thanking and trusting the Giver of life.

  • gistyinka February 15, 2013 at 9:46 am


  • julz February 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Congrats to them….wow! Leila is one fine woman,we got same taste then. We love the men with skin cut,dark,tall and He looks like my bf and I am 25 while he is 30. Look forward to mine happening soon too. All the best to you both!!!

  • faith February 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Good for dem o….

  • dude February 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    This guy was my next door neighbour in festac town for a bit.. Yes i’m famzing. Wish I’d kept in congratulations Osi.

  • Soraya February 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

    black love is beautiful!

  • kobi February 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Umu Igbo

  • MOI February 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

    These Umenyiora brothers are HAWT sha

  • Tony Saville February 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Met this guy with his other bro (dili motors)in enugu airpport those guys know whats up

  • miss sarcasm February 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I. Wish me love too.cute couple

  • ucylo February 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Rest in peace goldie dear

  • still in shock! February 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Still sad..RIP Goldie

  • Cjay February 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    OK. so who are they?

    • fisayo February 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm


    • Anon February 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      The Angolan Beauty Queen & the Nigerian Football Star! Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes & NFL Star Osi Umenyiora are ENGAGED!

      @Cjay i copied that off the BN headline btw 🙂

  • oluchy February 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm


  • Ada February 15, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Am so happy for them i have always admired her thank GOD for them she is really blessed oo, osi you like better thing ooo, their babies go over fine kai cuteness love love them i pray for a guy like that too amen.

  • Nma February 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    You see am i talk say man wey go marry go marry you shebi she never expose her body for the world to see she is so beautiful i wish them the best jawe.

  • hope February 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Kai this people and models them like slim babes no be small i wish them all the best.

  • Hi February 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations to them on their marital journey.
    Okay, where is Kpakpando AkA she did mention osy umenyiora has a live-in. What happened to the live-in? please publish; abeg; sweetie! *wink*

  • Trish February 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Aaaaaw, showing some love atop the hills in Monaco Monte Carlo. Not famzing o, I’ve just been there, and I know exactly where those two pictures of them hugging were taken – the viewing area just outside museum and aquarium in Monte Carlo (amazing view, that is tres romantic – like very) and the picture with just Leila is in the proximity of the Palace where the Royal family resides. Congrats guy, all those beautiful genes, coming together. Their children are going to be a stunners from conception. Unless those stray genes from some one kind relatives rears its head. Lol….

  • darkhorse February 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Unless those stray genes from some one kind relatives rears its head. Lol…. is not even in the zip code of funny!

  • ID February 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    the first picture with that guy to the side is way too funny. Dude is looking like please get me out of here

  • Zinnia February 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Yay! I so love their combination. Both of them get taste for good things. I wouldn’t be surprised if her coming to Nigeria last year had something to do with her relationship with him(just thinking out loud).

    Make him bring her come home so everyone can see the queen of his heart. When this babe won Miss Universe 2011, I kept wondering who the lucky man would be not knowing it would be my Nigerian brother.

    Congrats to them both.

  • Toksy February 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Just appreciate them 4 taking d steps 2 marriage. Stray genes or not, i’m sure they would still love their, even if they appear ape-like.

  • Yemy February 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Congrats guys u guys look amazing ! @ BN make sure you hook us up with the wedding pictures when they do get married .

  • Toyin February 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Osi is a cool guy. And, Leila Lopes is one of the most beautiful women in the world. STUNNING.

  • anon February 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Handsome guy, gorgeous girl, and they seem down to earth. I was so happy when she won because she deserved it. Pure beauty. Lucky guy. Brown skin, you know I love your brown skin, we African s are beautiful.

  • eddy February 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    9ja nor di carry last

  • beebee February 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Osi has an akata baby mama and a lil boy (Osi jnr) about 5 or 6 now. Leila is a very beautiful and smart woman but 5 months knowing someone may not be enough time to make “i do” decisions .

  • Fifi February 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    His son was rushed to the hospital for severe asthma last year (

    meanwhile, here are details on Sharika==>

  • Valerie February 17, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I live in New York City and Usi is so loved here as a Giant. They look beautiful together, Good-luck guys!

    • Chic February 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Ok ooo Valerie we have heard! You live in New York this must be like the third comment on different stories that you have referenced your location.

      • rj February 17, 2013 at 8:07 pm

        As in! I thought it was just me that noticed. If we were all to ID our locations, e go rough for here oo, LoL.

      • Naija Realist February 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm


  • Rukky February 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

    when 2 hot people come together as one…FIRE!!! **Congrats**

  • C.C. February 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    To the few people that posted comments, this article is not about Goldie! This is an entirely different article. May we please be appropriate and comment on the subject of the matter…an engagement. If you want to pay respect to Goldie, there are other articles on which you can do so. No dey make vex oh!!
    Anyhow sha, Congrats Osi and Leila!

  • timi February 18, 2013 at 3:39 am

    All that gltters is not Gold!! prove me wrong in one years time and i will celebrate with them.Yes I get bad belle!!

  • birdieblue February 18, 2013 at 3:50 am

    BN I only have one beef with this post. In Nigeria football is what cutie pie Mikel Obi and Bance plays. Whatever Mr Osi plays is AMERICAN football. that is all. Oh and congratulations to miss Leila!!!!

  • adelegirl February 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Congratulations to them. Yay! The beautiful Leila Lopes is gonna be Nigerian and have beautiful Nigerian babies for us. Score! 😀

  • iamfascinating February 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    she’s so beautiful.HML!

  • Favourina February 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    He should invest now that he is in his youth and prime because once the money is no more, then he wud knowhis true friends and we wont get to the era of his old age and we’d all be saying or asking WHAT DID HE DO WITH HIS MONEY, not just crusing about in private jets and helicopters, but in all i love them and wish them the best life can offer.

  • Lammie February 19, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Buhahaha! I swear I could be having a very bad day at work and turn to and read the comments.. and no kidding the smile and laughter could be for hours.. Naija people and their entertainment they don’t do it intentionally.. HML to the couple!

  • ibukungeorge February 20, 2013 at 4:48 am

    lol@response to i live in Newyork.Ladies biko free her lol

  • Omo1 February 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    See combination of fineness..Why didn’t i catch him before she did #crying!

  • Tsarah! February 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

    omo see fine man o!!!! Leila’s such a such a beaut too!!! Their children will be toooooooo cute! God bless them!

  • omada February 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    what gorgeous men! Do they have any single brother? Igbo guys sabi fine sha….. 😉

  • HRS February 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Gorgeous o! Biko!!!! Congratulations u both!

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