*Unlike many celebrity couples, Chad Ochocinco and “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada are not rushing to tie the knot. Instead, they’ve decided to be engaged for a year before the big day so they can enjoy their children.

“He has four kids. I have one. We want to be engaged for at least a year and enjoy our time with our children, and then we’re going to plan our wedding,” Lozada tells People.

For their wedding, she said a simple ceremony and celebration will be nice, but there is sure to be some compromise along the way.

The NFL star is very happy with his blossoming relationship and he says the key to their success is his grandmother.

“My grandma says, ‘Always marry your best friend, because your best friend will be able to tell you anything and not hide nothing.’ That’s one of the things I really like, which is one of the reasons why she’s wearing that ring.”