Cupid's Pulse Article: LeBron James Marries Longtime Girlfriend Savannah BrinsonCupid's Pulse Article: LeBron James Marries Longtime Girlfriend Savannah Brinson

By Kerri Sheehan

Basketball star LeBron James is officially off the market! The NBA player tied the knot with high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson on Saturday at the Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego in front of hundreds of guests. James popped the question at a New Years Eve party in 2011, but the couple already has two children together, LeBron Jr, 8, and Bryce, 5. According to People James said, “A person like myself always needs a great sidekick and a person you can rely on no matter the circumstances. And she’s that. She’s got my back and I love her for that.”

How do you know when you’re ready to get married?

Cupid’s Advice:

No matter how long a relationship has lasted so far, marriage is a huge leap. Let Cupid help you decide if you’re ready for the commitment:

1. You’ve been around the block: This isn’t to say that you should have pounced on every guy you saw, but having a few solid relationships will help you figure out what you want in a man. Dating around a bit will allow you to learn about yourself so when think you’ve found “The One” you can be sure of it.

2. Friends and family approve: While you do have the final say about a guy, your inner circle’s opinion does matter. It’s true that you can’t please everyone, but if a vast majority of your confidants don’t approve of the relationship then there has to be a reason why.

3. He’s your best friend: Friendship is just as important to a relationship as love is. Marriage is about bringing two halves together to become one beautiful whole, so having a base of friendship will increase the bond between the two parties.

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