Happy New Year! We’re midway through the official engagement season; it starts in November and continues until Valentine’s Day. Did you or any of your friends get engaged over the holidays? Here’s a look at three celebrity engagement rings unveiled in the last two months. Congrats to all the happy couples!
Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper
Victoria’s Secret model Irina Shayk and film star Bradley Cooper announced last month that they are expecting, and shortly afterward the model was spotted out in Los Angeles wearing what appears to be an engagement emerald on her left hand.
Harper’s Bazaar reported: “Does the ring look familiar? We thought so too. Traditional with a bit of a twist, the emerald ring surrounded by a pear-shaped diamond halo set in yellow gold may just be the downtown version of the heirloom Prince William proposed to the now Duchess of Cambridge with.”
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Tennis superstar Serena Williams is engaged to Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. The couple surprised friends and fans by announcing their engagement (on Reddit, of course) just before the New Year. Their relationship had been somewhat under the radar for months.
Serena announced the news with an original poem: “I came home / A little late / Someone had a bag packed for me / And a carriage awaited / Destination: Rome / To escort me to my very own “charming” / Back to where our stars first collide / And now it was full circle / At the same table we first met by chance / This time he made it not by chance / But by choice / Down on one knee / He said 4 words / And / isaidyes,”
Arriving in Auckland with her fiancé for the World Tennis Association’s ASB Classic tennis tournament, Serena was snapped by the paparazzi in Daisy Dukes, a long duster coat, and a simple band on her left hand.
OBJ predicts that Serena might unveil something a little more dazzling soon.
UPDATE: Later in January, Serena posted shots of her large diamond ring on Reddit.
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans
Country singer Kelsea Ballerini announced on Instagram that her boyfriend of nine months, Australian musician Morgan Evans, proposed on Christmas morning. Ballerini shared a closer look at her engagement ring with PeopleStyle, adding that the ring’s design was heavily influenced by Evans.
Evans made his own announcement on Instagram, gushing: “When you know, you know … she’s perfect. #ultimatedibs”
He told PeopleStyle: “I had the ring custom made with a diamond I picked from a local designer here in Nashville. I wanted it to be classic and beautiful, like her.” The stunning cushion-cut diamond is surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds on a diamond band.
Ballerini, who is nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards, shared a video of herself sipping out of a coffee mug that says, “Does this ring make me look engaged?”
When you know, you know!