Shiva Safai is ready to say “I do.”
Safai, 40, accepted fiancé Niels Houweling’s proposal last month — and now that she has her dream engagement ring, she’s already thinking about her dress for the big day.
“I do have a picture of a dress that I saw and I fell in love with it immediately,” she gushed to Page Six Style. “It’s in my phone, hidden, so he won’t be able to see it!”
But the “Second Wives Club” star had a hand in picking out her rock.
“Early on in our relationship we started talking about [engagement rings],” she said. “I had this cutout of this ring that I had always loved — a beautiful emerald-shaped ring — and I really did cut it out and put it on [my] vision board. But that ring has always also been on my mental vision board, and he created pretty much the same thing, which was just amazing. I can’t believe I got what I always wanted.”
As for the ceremony, she envisions something elegant and deeply personal.
“I really would want it to be very intimate and small,” she said. “I think we’re probably looking for more of a destination wedding. I’ve never been to Uruguay, but that is definitely a location that he really, really wants to get married at, so that might possibly be it. But just something very beautiful, simple, classy, timeless, but with just the right amount of your closest friends and family is just the way to go. That’s the right one for both of us.”
This is Safai’s second engagement. She was previously set to walk down the aisle with Mohamed Hadid, whom she dated from 2014 until 2019.