A Hanover Park love birds surprise marriage proposal in a taxi has gone viral on social media.Leslie de Bruin, 46, was recorded proposing to his girlfriend, Jennifer Smith, 42, while riding home together.
After being in a relationship for just over a year, the security guard decided it was now the right time and surprised the blushing bride-to-be, by showing up at the clothing factory she works at in Athlone Industria on Friday.
The divorced father of two says he first saw his wife to be at a birthday party just over a year ago.
“She was very busy, up and down at the braai, and I assumed that maybe she was the people’s maid,” he jokes.
Jennifer explains: “It was my landlord’s birthday and when Les asked me if I was the people’s maid I asked him: ‘vir wat vat jy vir my?’”
It was at that moment that Leslie says he began to fall in love with Jennifer: “Sy was lekker sterkgevriet and I wanted to know more about her.”
Jennifer says friends at the party convinced her to give Leslie a chance.
“Every time I had a boyfriend, he turned to be an ass ,” she says.
“Sometimes they would jol or I will discover later that the man is married so I was feeling hopeless, but I said they can give him my number.
“The first time he asked if he could visit me, I bodly asked him straight what he wants from me because I don’t have time for games.”
Leslie says his children love Jennifer, and that she “saved” him.
“I spent many nights alone and would drink, but the moment Jennifer walked into my life, l was a changed man” he says.
Leslie says he planned to propose as Jennifer left the factory and nearly missed his chance: “The joke is I couldn’t find her and I just saw the taxi come past me so I thought it’s now or never.”
They do not have enough money for a wedding right now, but they are saving up to buy a house first