Meet LeeAnne Locken's Husband-To-Be Who Gave Insane Engagement Ring
American reality star/actress/philanthropist LeeAnne Locken's mysterious personal life shed a few layers after she flaunted a big rock in her ring finger hinting about her engagement with the long-time boyfriend.
The 51-year-old Pasadena native is recognized mainly for starring in the Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas(RHOD). Before hitting it big in Hollywood with The Real Housewives of Dallas, she had made a name for herself locally in Dallas hosting charities, modeling, acting and providing media consultation.
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Her biggest contribution to acting, in general, is her stint on the board of Women In Film in Dallas, Texas.
LeeAnne Locken Wiki-Like Bio(Age)
The RHOD star was born on 7 June 1967 in Pasadena, Texas. It was her grandparents who raised her in Houston. She apparently grew up in the carnival circuit. After graduating from the University of Houston, she moved to Chicago to pursue a career in modeling.
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LeeAnne, age 51, developed a passion for acting when she left Chicago for Los Angeles.
LeeAnne Locken’s Net Worth
In 1989, participating in the Miss USA Pageant, she managed to secure a Top 10 finish. Her experience as a real-life beauty contestant would help her land a role alongside Sandra Bullock in the movie Miss Congeniality. Her other acting credit includes a role in the movie Beyond the Farthest Star.
Her charitable work trumps them all. According to her Bravo bio, she is associated with Legacy Counselling, AIDS Services Dallas and SPCA of Texas to name a few.
Moving back to her career on silver screen, she produced and hosted the show Luxury Dallas and before she was cast on the reality show The Real Housewives of Dallas, she had already got hang of reality shows, having featured on She’s Got the Look and Big Rich Texas.
Despite various wiki sites reporting conflicting estimates of her net worth, LeAnne’s actual net worth is believed to be around $2.5 to $3 million.
LeeAnne Locken Engaged To Longterm Boyfriend Rich Emberlin
LeeAnne and her boyfriend of more than eight years, Rich Emberlin got engaged at the Texas Fair in Dallas in October of 2016. The whole debacle was chronicled on an episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas which aired almost a year after the engagement in September of 2017.
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Just Engaged:- LeeAnne, age 51, shows her massive engagement ring picturing alongside her husband-to-be, Rich Emberlin (Photo:- People Magazine)
Just days after the episode had aired, LeeAnne sat down with People Magazine and gave exclusives on their engagement ring and their upcoming wedding. Speaking on the place her husband-to-be had picked to pop the big question, she said:
I had always said I really want to get engaged at the fair because I feel like there’s part of me that’s still at the carnival. So when he did it here, it was the completion. It’s like that moment where God steps in and you don’t even realize it.
The engagement ring her husband-to-be had picked is supposed to represent two hearts with two diamonds on either side of a marquise cut diamond.
Meet LeeAnne Locken’s Husband-To-Be: Man Behind Engagement Ring
Law enforcement veteran having served for more than 30-years, Rich Emberlin has also made appearances on several television shows including A&E Networks' Live PD, Dallas SWAT, and NRA-TV. He has also penned numerous columns for FoxNews.com.
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Before his stint as a TV personality, Rich served Dallas SWAT and the Criminal Intelligence Unit-Dignitary Protection Squad.
On 2 February 2018, LeeAnne and her husband-to-be, Rich Emberlin celebrated their nine years together. Judging by their current status, you would think Rich had it easy at the beginning of their relationship.
LeeAnne almost didn’t want to give Rich a chance after seeing his facebook profile picture. She recounted her first impression of her beau on The Daily Dish by saying:
He had major salt, less pepper hair. And I was like, “I don't want to date another old man.”
Rich had sent LeeAnne a friend request on Facebook after spotting her at The Ritz.
After finally agreeing to meet him in person, LeeAnne “opened up” to him and the rest is history.
LeeAnne Locken Revealed Her Wedding Date
It was after a whole season of speculations, LeeAnne set her wedding date on the episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas' season 3 finale which aired on 28 November 2018.
The actress revealed that she would marry her fiance, Rich Emberlin on 27 April 2019. Her revelation arrived between several speculations from her co-stars that doubted if LeeAnne and Rich would even walk down the aisle.
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Despite getting engaged after nine long years together, there were rumors on how Rich had been unfaithful and that the two were living separately. These allegations were, however, denied by both parties.
And LeeAnne is desperately waiting for the big day as she is busy preparing. She told PEOPLE about how crazy the planning process had been on 29 November 2018,
We just got our save the date, and they look fabulous. The dress are being made - both the ceremony dress and the reception dress. All the details are being chosen. I'm so excited. I can't wait!
Working closely with her wedding planner, Steve Kimble, the two hoped to craft an 'over-the-top, crazy fun party.' Sounds tempting, right?
When it came to the wedding, LeeAnne planned to keep it simple in the cathedral because she wanted to be respectful. But she assured that the reception would be a big celebration with flower walls embracing neon signs for social media pictures.
Well, no one can wait for the big day and here's to the hope that the wedding doesn't come across any feud from the reality show.