America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 Winner Eva Pigford Marcille Engaged to Actor Lance Gross

Eva Marcille, who won America’s Next Top Model in cycle 3, has announced her engagement to Tyler Perry’s House of Payne star Lance Gross, according to Essence.

“I cried. It was totally unexpected. I’m still in shock,” Marcille (who formerly had the surname Pigford) said. “I could not even sleep because I was afraid that I might wake up from the most beautiful dream ever.”

The couple, who met while working on set together, have been dating since 2007.

“I’m proud to call Lance mine because I was in love with him before we ever met,” she added. “He’s my dream guy.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Essence