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This Is Why Zeinab Harake Thinks Ray Parks Is The One

The social media sensation considers the basketball pro a real man of the house

Internet personality Zeinab Harake, 25, and basketball player Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., 31, are now engaged. Recently, the celebrity couple broke the news to the public through a social media post. Last July 7, the proposal video was posted on Zeinab’s YouTube channel. Here, Ray was seen seeking permission from Zeinab’s family before finally popping the big question. The proposal took place at Sefriya Farm and Orchard in Alitagtag, Batangas.

Prior to asking Zeinab, Ray recited a Proverbs 18:22 from the Bible. It says: “He who has found a wife finds a good thing and obtains favors from the Lord.” During Ray’s grand gesture in a vast field of illuminated blooms, a large sign bannering the words “MARRY ME” surprised Zeinab to her core.

“I believe God brought us together as a token of His love for us. I'm truly blessed to call you my best friend, my lover, and my biggest supporter. So, I hope that you feel the same way towards me. I want to continue to build a Christ-centered relationship in which I will lead and serve you [to] the best of my abilities. Your genuine, loving, compassionate heart [is] the crown of your beauty. You and the kids are my home and I can't imagine life without y'all,” Ray continued, asking Zeinab if she could make him the happiest man in the world.

When he knelt down to present the engagement ring, Zeinab broke into tears right away, replying with the sweetest “yes” to the Osaka Evessa guard of Japan’s B.League. Days before the proposal, Zeinab and Ray also guested on Toni Gonzaga’s personal vlog show Toni Talks. In this episode, the duo talked about their love story. With God as the center of their relationship, Zeinab and Ray has fostered a relationship built on faith and trust. The single mom and content creator also revealed in the interview that Ray is indeed an answered prayer.

“Feeling ko rin, tama na siya para sa’kin. Parang ayaw ko na ng iba. Kaya siguro siya rin ’yung sa pinaka prayers ko na, ‘Sana, Lord, ito na. Sana siya na kasi sobrang ganda ng nadala niya sa buhay ko,’” Zeinab confidently stated. “Ngayon na dumating si Ray, talagang may partner na ako na siya ’yung magdidisiplina, siya ’yung mag-e-explain. Tinuruan niya talaga ako in so many ways kung pa’no lang piliin ’yung tama.”

Zeinab previously got into a relationship with her daughter Zebbiana’s father and Filipino rapper-songwriter Skusta Clee. The two parted ways in April 2022, leaving Zeinab with their daughter Bia and her adopted child Lucas. Ray, meanwhile, remained single for around three years. In February 2023, Zeinab and Ray met each other through a mutual friend and went on a series of dates shortly after.

Lead photos from @zeinab_harake

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