Drama behind boxer’s secret proposal
Floyd Mayweather's secret engagement to stripper girlfriend Anna Monroe has been revealed.
The boxing champ, 43, has proposed to Monroe - the head stripper at his Las Vegas club Girl Collection - shortly after news of their relationship was revealed by The Sun last week, the insider said.
The 29-year-old posted pictures on Instagram on Monday (AEDT) in which she sports a huge diamond ring - believed to be her engagement ring - on her left hand.
According to the source, they are also planning to try for a baby this year.
"Floyd was annoyed at first that news of their relationship broke because he wanted to keep it private," the source told The Sun.
"They had an argument about it but soon made up.
"And then he decided to pop the question on Saturday.
"Anna has told family and friends she's getting married and wants to have a baby with Floyd this year.
"She hasn't announced it on social media but everyone could see the huge rock on her hand on her latest Instagram snaps.
"Her family and friends have had their concerns about the relationship but she's an adult, it's her decision and they want her to be happy."
The boxer has been seeing Brit Anna for months and the couple went official with their relationship on New Year's Day - telling family and friends in the UK the news over FaceTime, according to a friend.
She could be seen giving him a lap dance in an exclusive video published last week.
Monroe can be seen wearing a revealing black dress and grinding against the boxer at the club to the Nicki Minaj song Sir.
Floyd, dressed in a baseball cap and patterned shirt, can be seen grinning and rubbing his hand against her butt.
Anna has also posted photos of her and Floyd on holiday posing outside the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
The pair have also posted pictures of themselves at the exact same locations at the same time in Paris, France; Abu Dhabi, UAE; the Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland; Santorini, Greece and Amsterdam, Holland.
A family friend told The Sun last week: "They have been seeing each other on and off for a while, whenever Floyd decides.
"Now Floyd wants another child he only wants Anna to be the mother.
"They FaceTimed Anna's family in England on New Year's Day to tell them officially about their relationship.
" They met at Floyd's club Girl Collection.
"Anna was born in America but her parents moved to England for work when she was younger.
"She then moved back to America when she was 22.
"She went for an interview for the job at Girl Collection but was declined, however as she was leaving she passed Floyd in the corridor.
"The next day the club called her and asked her to go back in and Floyd was there in person with a candle lit dinner in the strip club to tell her she got the job and she was now the lead girl."
Her family were said to be concerned about the relationship given the boxer's track record with women, including his ex Josie Harris who accused him of domestic violence.
The world champion boxer, whose last pro bout was against Conor McGregor in August 2017, served two months behind bars after he was convicted for attacking his ex Josie and the pair split up.
Josie, the mum of Floyd's three kids, was found dead at the wheel of her car in California on March 9 last year after an accidental drug overdose.
She was writing a tell-all book about the beatings she suffered at his hands, at the time of her death.
Before his relationship with Josie, Mayweather had been convicted of attacking another partner, Melissa Brim, the mother of his daughter Iyanna, who he punched in an argument in a Las Vegas shopping centre in 2001.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of battery against Brim and received a suspended sentence in 2002, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
A year later, he punched two of her female friends in a nightclub and again received a suspended sentence for two counts of battery, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
"Everyone knows Floyd Mayweather beat his other girlfriend up," a family friend said.
"Her dad is worried sick but Floyd just reels them in with money.
"Yeah when they have a child that child will be set up for life but Floyd will eventually get fed up with Anna and hurt her one way or another."
Despite his history of violence towards women, Mayweather has been linked with many different partners in recent years.
He was engaged to Shantel Jackson, but they split in 2013, with Jackson starting a relationship with rapper Nelly a year later.
Neither Anna or Floyd responded to requests for comment.
Originally published as Drama behind Floyd's secret proposal