Basketball Wives LA Star Draya Michele Engaged to Orlando Scandrick!

Draya Michele & Orlando Scandrick at ESPY Awards

Just in time for the new season of Basketball Wives: Los Angeles! I’m thrilled to see that Draya Michele is finally ready to be a wife after several seasons where she wan’t one, but yet continued to star on a show about them. 

Of course, Draya has made waves during her time on the franchise spin-off. Her co-stars loved to hate her in her first season, only to buddy up to her when she became a fan favorite. Her past has been dissected, and Draya doesn’t shy away from her controversial role on BBWLA. Without question, she makes that gaggle of ladies much more entertaining! That said, I’m happy she’s settled down and found happiness with new fiance, Orlando Scandrick of the Dallas Cowboys. While the two have had their share of ups-and-downs, they are committed to building a life together. 


Speaking to EOnlineDraya reveals that the twenty-eight-year-old cornerback was a ball of nerves before asking for her hand in marriage while cocktailing at Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks. She recalls, “He told me to dress casual and we ended up going to where we had our first date. He was acting so weird and so nervous. When he walked up to the bar he tripped and fell over some chairs! I was thinking ‘What in the world is wrong with him?'”

However, once Orlando got on bended knee, Draya figured out why he was acting so anxious, and she shares that the was laughing and crying all at once. As for the ring which posted on her Instagram? Draya describes it a 6+ carat cushion cut designed by Jasons of Beverly Hills. She says,”It’s more than beautiful, more than I expected,” adding, “I knew I was going to say yes to him whether he asked me now or four months ago. He’s the first man to make me want to be different and be mature.”

Don’t expect a televised wedding…yet, at least. As far as planning an elaborate ceremony is concerned, Draya admits she is in “no rush” and is “going to soak this time in and have fun!”

I won’t dwell on the fact that the reality star is now engaged to an NFL player and not someone from the basketball realm…we’re just thrilled she may be married for an upcoming season. We’ll focus on Draya’s future husband’s sport of choice at a later date!


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