PrettyLittleThing boss Umar Kamani has proposed to his model girlfriend with a £1.45 MILLION ring and 10,000 roses.
The 21-carat diamond ring sparkled on Nada Adelle’s left hand after the former playboy got down on one knee at the Monte Carlo Opera House.
Stunning Nada, 27, chose a white gown from designer David Koma to wear for the romantic event which saw 25 musicians playing Beauty and the Beast as she walked onto the stage.
Umar – who was once expelled from school – looked dapper in a £5000 Prada Tom Ford suit with bow tie and teamed it with a £730,000 Patek Philippe watch.
He proposed with dozens of candles surrounding the pair and presented Nada with the sparkler flown in from New York celebrity jeweller Richard Nektalov.
Umar shared photos to his 1.2million followers and simply said: “20.08.21 💍”
His celeb friends and fans were quick to congratulate the lad originally from Manchester.
England footballer Jack Grealish said: “Congratulations bro ❤️❤️”
Kate Ferdinand wrote: “Absolutely beautiful congratulations to you both!”
And PrettyLittleThing ambassador Molly-Mae Hague shared: “Congratulations to the pair of you this is so unbelievably stunning!”
Umar rubs shoulders with the likes of Will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez, drives a fleet of supercars and holidays in exotic places.
Not bad for a lad who was expelled from school and grew up in a house crammed with 18 family members.
He is a member of the founding family behind PrettyLittleThing – part of the BooHoo group – the online clothing retailer that started life as a simple market stall and is now a big name in the fashion trade.
While high street stores such as Debenhams, New Look and Marks & Spencer have seen sales plunge, BooHoo has bucked the trend. In the first half of this year it reported a hefty 43 per cent rise.
The Manchester-based firm specialises in fast, cheap fashion for tweens and 20-somethings and is worth £3.8billion.
Its executive chairman, Umar’s dad Mahmud, and his business partner Carol Kane — who started the business in 2006 — have just had a rather nice Christmas gift of £142.5million after completing a major share sale.
The firm deals not so much in fast fashion, as clobber at lightning speed. Up to 120 new pieces are uploaded to the website every day, and an average of 50 dresses — some costing as little as £5 — are sold every minute.
Celebrities such as footballer Dele Alli, Jennifer Lopez, plus-size model Ashley Graham and Little Mix have collaborated with the brands.
Brothers Umar, Adam and Samir enjoy a showbiz lifestyle flaunted on Instagram.Abdullah – who is Mahmud’s dad – arrived in the UK in the late 1960s. He had already moved from India to Kenya, where Mahmud and his three siblings were born.
But enticed by the opportunities Britain had to offer, Abdullah headed for Manchester and began selling handbags on a market stall.
That led to creating a textile business, Pinstripe, supplying fabric to high street chains such as New Look, Topshop and Primark, using their connections in India.
By the early 2000s the family firm was selling nearly £50million of fabric a year. And then Mahmud spotted the potential of the internet.
His middle son, Adam, who also helped to found PrettyLittleThing, said: “I think my dad realised that online was becoming more of a thing and if someone else could do it then so could we, and we could do it better.”
Today it has offices worldwide, and while Mahmud leads a quiet life, his sons Umar, Adam and Samir enjoy a showbiz lifestyle flaunted on Instagram.