Chiquis Rivera & Lorenzo Mendez are engaged & this is how it all went down

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Massive congratulations are in order! Chiquis Rivera and Lorenzo Mendez got engaged on Sunday's episode of The Riveras, and it was done in style.

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We got to see Lorenzo announce his plans to pop the question to Chiquis' family, and saw the big moment go down on the show. The proposal happened while the couple was surrounded by loved ones at a vineyard in California, but the ring Lorenzo gave Chiquis almost stole the show.

In the episode, Lorenzo asks Chiquis’ uncle Juan for his blessing.

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Juan grills Lorenzo about Chiquis and the challenges that come with married life, especially between two entertainers that spend part of their lives on the road. He brings up Chiquis taking care of Jenicka and Johnny, and even Lorenzo’s baby mama! But the singer doesn’t back down.

Lorenzo made his feelings for Chiquis clear during the conversation. “From my past relationships, she gives me the most sense of peace that I’ve ever had,” he said.

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Lorenzo also meets up with Jenicka, Mikey, and Jacqie to give them the good news.

Lorenzo revealed that even though they have been dating for a year and a half, he has been carrying the ring around since the six-month mark.

The singer asks her family for their help with surprising Chiquis and getting her friends and family together for the occasion.

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The big day arrives and the group manages to pull off the elaborate plan.

Chiquis arrives at the vineyard under the guise that she is going to a family reunion and wine tasting. Little did she know what was going to happen next.

Chiquis steps outside to take in the scenery and Lorenzo arrives on horseback to propose.

Suddenly, more of her loved ones begin to emerge from a building and Lorenzo asks for her hand in marriage. “They say marriage is hard, but I really can’t think of anything harder than being without you,” he says.

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Chiquis said yes!

Chiquis said yes!

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“Since Lorenzo has been in my life I feel at peace, I feel like I have someone that supports me and helps me grow,” she gushed in her confessional. “I’ve gone through a lot in my life and it’s been tough. Relationships with men in my life have been difficult but here I am living this moment with this man who has a beautiful heart. He knew how important my family is to me. Family is important to him too. The fact that he went out of his way to do this, and to do it this way, it means a lot to me. I’m looking forward to what the future holds for us.”

Look at that ring!

Look at that ring!

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It’s totally fit for a princess.

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Lorenzo went on social media on Sunday to say that proposing to Chiquis was the easiest decision he has ever made.

“Since our first date I knew you were the one,” he wrote on Instagram.

But hardcore fans know that things haven’t been smooth sailing since they got engaged.

But hardcore fans know that things haven’t been smooth sailing since they got engaged.

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This was filmed before Lorenzo and Chiquis went on a brief break earlier this year. Perhaps we’ll get to learn the details of their separation in a future episode of The Riveras.

The couple eventually got back together, but now they’re in the middle of a bitter war with Claudia Galván, Lorenzo’s ex-wife. Claudia has accused Lorenzo of being a bad father who she has to hound for child support payments and claims he doesn’t spend enough time with his kids. She plans on taking him to court because he is allegedly behind on payments and plans to ask for more money. Claudia also claims that Lorenzo went running back to her after he broke up with Chiquis. She learned that he had gotten back together with the singer when she saw them on stage together last month. 

Chiquis publicly defended Lorenzo, calling him a good father, and that’s is when her relationship with Claudia turned sour. Things got so out of control that Chiquis’ legal team sent Claudia a cease and desist letter asking her to stop the defamation of their client. They listed saying that Chiquis has an STD and lying about her relationship with Lorenzo as examples.

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Despite all of the drama, the couple seems to be more in love than ever.

Despite all of the drama, the couple seems to be more in love than ever.

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Even though Chiquis has recently revealed in interviews that they're still taking a break, they're still good friends. If they can overcome this current storm, they can get through anything together. What more can you ask for in a life partner?

To watch Sunday's episode of The Riveras, click here.

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