Another age-gap celebrity couple is taking the leap into marriage. Music producer and singer Kenneth Edmonds, better known as Babyface, recently revealed that he and his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Pantenburg, are actually engaged; they’re 14 years apart.

Edmonds unexpectedly shared the marriage news when he sat down for an intimate interview with singer Toni Braxton, whom he collaborated with on an album. Braxton asked him if he’d ever consider tying the knot again—he ended his 13-year marriage to Tracey Edmonds in 2005—and Edmonds responded with, “I’ve already considered it. I’m engaged, so yes.”

Edmonds later confirmed the news via a statement to E! News, stating, “I’m happy to say I’m on the love marriage path. I’m a very lucky guy.” There’s no word yet on when the celebrity couple is planning to actually walk down the aisle.


Edmonds, 54, and Pantenburg, 40, first started dating back in 2007 when she worked as one of his backup dancers. The celebrity couple already has one five-year-old daughter together, along with Edmonds’ two older kids from his first marriage.

What do you think: How would you share your engagement news?


“Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Nicole Pantenburg,” E! News web site, February 11, 2014;

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