'This must be love' for Mayweather

Jailed boxing champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. spent a lot of time thinking about how to impress his girl.

Boxing's king of bling outdid himself for fiancee Shantel Jackson's birthday Wednesday.

She left N9ne Steakhouse at the Palms dripping with diamonds after a private steak-and-champagne party.

Mayweather's best friend, rapper 50 Cent, was so blown away by all the bling that he tweeted, "This must be love," and added, "Floyd going hard from jail."

When she arrived about 10:30 p.m. for the 9 p.m. dinner for 12, she was greeted by a three-tiered cake that featured a photo of Mayweather and Jackson at the top.

Next to the cake was, according to 50 Cent's tweet, a Balenciaga alligator bag worth $30,000. And next to the bag was what appeared to be a sugar design in the shape of an expensive jewel-studded stiletto shoe.

Two bodyguards stood watch nearby.

Jackson apparently has serious plans to pursue an acting career.

She has been taking acting lessons from prominent drama coach Gerald Gordon, who worked with Adrien Brody before he won his Oscar for "The Pianist."

In an email, Gordon predicted big things from Jackson.

"I told her that Floyd is going to have to learn to accept her fame once she hits as an actress, as he then becomes the fiance of Shantel Jackson," Gordon wrote. "She's really that good."


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