“I never thought one of the best days of my year would happen the last week of the year. I get to marry my best friend. We’re ENGAGED!! So excited to become your wife. D&D until the end,” she wrote on Instagram with a photo and video of the two dancing.
Brooks, who played Taystee in the 2013-19 drama, had already had a momentous year. She welcomed a baby girl on Nov. 16, calling her “my sweet chocolate butter ball.” She later posted a video of Gelin hooked up to a contraption that simulates contractions.
“OITNB” co-star Uzo Aduba congratulated Brooks on the engagement, as did actors Gabrielle Union and Octavia Spencer.