Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Engaged (Photo)

American gospel singers Donnie McClurkin and Nicole C. Mullen are getting married. Donnie McClurkin made the announcement when he appeared on TBN’s long -running “Praise the Lord” ministry show on Thursday night.

Rumors that McClurkin and Mullen, 49, were dating started circulating after the two stepped out together at the 2015 Stellar Awards. But the gospel singers never made an official announcement about their romance until Thursday.

The New York-based minister talked about spending his nights watching Cartoon Network until 2 a.m. and confessed that he has come to realise the missing part of his existence is to have a help mate.

“To have someone that I can love. I’m not saying to love me, ’cause there’s a lot of people that love me. I want someone that I can love, heal and comfort, protect and secure. That’s what I want,” he said.

Mullen was married twice. During her first marriage, the songwriter and choreographer endured physical and mental abuse. In 1993, she married CCM singer-songwriter David Mullen. They announced their divorce in 2014, citing “Biblical reasons” The marriage produced three children, one daughter and two sons.

Donnie has a biological son and an adopted daughter but this will be his first marriage.

Congratulations to the happy couple.