Kanye West is to marry his model girlfriend Amber Rose.
The ‘Gold Digger’ rapper is reportedly planning to whisk the former stripper away to the Caribbean early next year to propose.
A friend said: “He has really bonded with her since losing his mother and needs another strong woman in his life.”
The pair are heading to an eight-bedroom villa in the Dominican Republic for the romantic occasion.
The source added to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “He’s very serious, otherwise he wouldn’t be spending that much money on her.”
Earlier this year, Amber admitted she was bisexual and could fall in love with a man or a woman.
She said: “I’m extremely open about my sexuality.”
It will be the second time in as many months that Kanye will be heading to the Caribbean holiday spot – he was among the esteemed guests at the birthday bash of Jay-Z, which took place on the island earlier this month.
Mary J. Blige, Kate Hudson, Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo were among the other celebrities at the 40th birthday of the hip-hop star.