It was an action-packed holiday for the Ukrainian-born singer, who announced that his girlfriend, Broadway actress Jennifer Paz, was pregnant and that the two were recently engaged. Anthony also shared the news about his new role as lead singer of Chicago-based band 7th Heaven
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he described exactly how he popped the question to Jennifer. On Christmas Day, Anthony told her to dress up for a photo shoot with his family in Philadelphia. When she arrived downstairs, she was surprised by a serenade of “Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin,” which is Jennifer’s favorite song in her native tongue of Tagalog.
“At the end of the song I got down on one knee and took her hand,” Anthony said. “I reached for the ring, which was in my back pocket, and the box was stuck and wouldn’t come out.” Apparently, Jennifer thought he was scratching his behind! Despite the mishap, she said “Da” (which is “yes” in Russian) in front of Anthony’s family and her own, who watched the whole thing via Facetime.
Regarding their bundle of joy — a boy due April 8 — Anthony said, “We’re both so happy and overjoyed. Looking at the ultrasound is a miracle. I feel like I was put on this planet to be a dad.”