CeeLo Green Reveals Engagement and Apologizes After Felony Drug Case

by Sophie Schillaci 11:37 AM PDT, October 23, 2015
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Things are looking up for CeeLo Green.

A rep for the 41-year-old confirms that Green and his longtime love, Shani James, quietly became engaged last year amid Green's legal troubles.

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Green recently faced charges in a felony drug case. In August 2014, he pleaded no contest to giving a woman ecstasy at a dinner in 2012. The former The Voice coach has since completed his sentenced community service, but remains on probation.

"It was a very redefining moment in my personal and professional life," Green told the Associated Press on Wednesday. "I get in front of my creator, humbled, and I ask, 'What does this mean? What is this supposed to mean for me? What am I supposed to learn from it?' And [to] have that revealed and have it bestowed upon me is a blessing, of sorts."

"I feel really strong and really confident about this album and going forward," he continued. "And I'm so grateful that you yourself, and everyone who just may happen to witness this particular interview, have my deepest, sincerest apologies for any inconvenience, any ignorance, any ill will, anything. I'm just glad that it's behind me now. I'm so glad for it."

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Green is now ready to move on with James by his side, promoting his first new solo album in nearly half a decade, Heart Blanche. Green debuted his new single, the Mark Ronson-produced "Mother May I," on Friday.

James first stepped out with her new sparkler back in October 2014, pairing it with what looked like a matching wedding band. A rep for Green, however, tells ET that the couple has yet to officially tie the knot.

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Green has also expressed an interest in returning to The Voice, telling the AP: "I've talked very possibly about doing The Voice again. ... So I just kind of put that out there, wishful thinking, kind of willing it. Because I would love to do it again."

Earlier this season on the NBC reality show, one couple shocked the judges with a surprise proposal during their audition. See the incredible moment in the video below!