By Hillary Busis
December 17, 2013 at 02:38 PM EST

X Factor judge and solo artist Kelly Rowland is engaged to her manager Tim Witherspoon, People reports. Witherspoon evidently proposed to the former Destiny’s Child singer in an unusual way — via video chat, while Rowland was in Bulgaria. “He asked me first on Skype,” Rowland tells Queen Latifah in an interview set to air Wednesday on Latifah’s talk show. Rowland adds that she and Witherspoon have kept their relationship “very, very low — for years, to be completely honest.” Now, though, they’re ready to let the world know they’re taking the next step: “I was like, ‘I got my best friend to ride through life with.’ He really is my best friend.”

Long story short? As Rowland says in the interview — borrowing a phrase from her good pal Beyoncé — “He put a ring on it.”