Actress Gabourey Sidibe is engaged to her boyfriend Brandon Frankel, she said on Instagram on Tuesday.

Sidibe is best known for the

2009

drama

Precious

, with supporting roles for Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, among others.

The American actress was nominated for an Oscar for the title role as a sixteen-year-old illiterate victim of incest.

The film won two Oscars, for the supporting role of Mi'Nique as Precious' mother and the best adapted screenplay.

"My best friend proposed to me and now I can keep him forever," said 37-year-old Sidibe.

35-year-old entertainment marketer Frankel says in response to the proposal that the two together make everything fun and memorable.

According to

People

, Sidibe and Frankel have been together since May 2019.

Gabourey Sidibe announces her engagement.

(Photo: Instagram / Gabourey Sidibe)