The Bachelor curse strikes again. After the Frisky reported yesterday that Bachelor Jake's fiancée, Vienna Girardi was spotted at a beach party getting cosy with "Greek" cast member Gregory Michael in the VIP area today comes news that the couple have split. No reasons have been given for the split and the reality television stars are asking for the public to respect their privacy. TMZ says Jake initiated the split. The reality television show is popular with fans but has a terrible track record for making lasting matches.
No word on who gets custody of the ring. Hollywood jewelry designer Neil Lane worked his usual magic providing a lovely princess-cut diamond and platinum ring with 2.02 carat center stone surrounded by 70 diamonds. The ring was custom designed and signed by Lane and likely worth at least $25,000. That's a hell of a lovely parting gift. While providing the rings for the show seems like a good way to gather publicity, does it make a difference to the public if the rings end up symbolizing broken engagements rather than everlasting love?
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Vienna Girardi left the ring behind when she moved out of Jake's house. He doesn't get to keep it however. The production company that paid for it will get the ring back.