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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez's Backup Dancer Tera Perez Talks Surprise Mid-Concert Proposal

by Jennifer Drysdale 5:57 PM PST, February 28, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez's Backup Dancer Tera Perez Talks Surprise Mid-Concert Proposal

Jennifer Lopez is all about spreading the love!

The 47-year-old singer adorably helped her backup dancers get engaged during her All I Have show in Las Vegas on Monday night.

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Lopez's longtime backup dancer, Lake Smits, dropped down on one knee to propose to fellow dancer Tera Perez on stage, while the show's audience, dancers, and J.Lo looked on.

"She said yes!" the "Ain't Your Mama" singer yelled as Perez beamed from ear to ear, putting a gorgeous diamond sparkler on her finger.

"I love these two! He's danced with me for me for many years, Tera's danced for me for so many years," Lopez gushed. "Thank you for letting us have this moment. We love you so much!"

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Perez later took to Instagram to commemorate the sweet moment, posting a pic of herself, Smits and Lopez on stage.

"Perfect captured moment! So much love for this woman @jlo on such an incredible night!!!" she wrote alongside the snap. "We're engaged 💍❤ @lakesmits #blessed #grateful #family#love #jlovegas #jlo."

As for how the magical moment came to be, Perez tells ET exclusively that Smits had reached out to Lopez weeks earlier to plan which show would make the best proposal, which left her completely "shocked and surprised.

"I was beyond shocked and surprised! I had no idea Lake was even in Vegas, or at the show at all," she shared. "He was hiding in the back of the theater watching the entire show alongside my parents, his mom and sister."

Having Lopez be a part of their engagement was only fitting for the couple, as Perez said dancing together on the singer's Dance Again World Tour in 2012 "played a huge role in our relationship."

"I have been dancing for Jennifer for about eight years now, and Lake danced for her for 3 years," she explained, noting that they'd love to have Lopez involved in their upcoming wedding.

"We are hoping to plan a wedding sometime next year, in 2018, but with the engagement being so new, we are definitely happy enjoying this moment in love and taking it in!" she gushed. "As far as [Lopez] performing at our wedding, we would never expect that. She is family to us and we love her, and all that would matter is that she's just there sharing our special day."

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Of course, Lopez isn't the first singer to help facilitate a mid-concert proposal. In September, Beyoncé helped her backup dancer, John Silver, propose to her dance captain, Ashley Everett. 

See more on the cute proposal in the video below.

Reporting by Jennifer Peros

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