Another Christmas Engagement

R&B superstar John Legend is engaged to his long time girlfriend, supermodel Chrissy Teigen.  Like a few other celebrity couples, they got engaged over the holiday weekend.

The big news was confirmed by Legend’s rep Cindi Berger.  She said in a statement, “John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives.”

The couple did reference the big news on their twitter pages, but didn’t use the “E” word.  Legend wrote “Thanks for all the well wishes everybody.”  Teigen wrote “We are and thank you.”

Legend, 32, has been dating Teigen, 26, since 2007.  This image is from a charity event the couple attended in New York.  Photo courtesy: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IRC.

Legend is a nine-time Grammy winner.  Teigen is a model who has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue & Maxim.  She also has done ad campaigns for Billabong and Victoria’s Secret to name just two.  She has also starred on the TV game show called Deal or No Deal. 

Chrissy Teigen’s Engagement Ring

On New Year’s Eve Teigen was photographed wearing her new bling in Vegas.  Legend was performing at the Moon Nightclub at the Palms.  Following the show the two rang in 2012 with a toast and kiss at midnight.

In this image from Haute Living, photo by Ed Graff, you can see the size of the magnificent ring. 

Can you guess what shape it is?

Teigen told InStyle.com: “All I know is that it’s a cushion cut, and I had never even heard of that before.”

It’s only on a cushion, but a very large cushion with a thin diamond studded band.

A cushion is not the most popular of diamond shapes, like the round brilliant cut and princess cut.  However, Teigen isn’t the only celebrity to have one. Brooke Shields, Ashley Judd, Ashlee Simpson and Kelis all have cushion cut engagement rings.

A cushion is known as a fancy shape diamond. It’s a square with teh sides and corners rounded, considered an antique shape, since it’s been around since the 1830′s.  However it has become more trendy of late.

Learn more about the Cushion Shaped Diamond.

One of Many Christmas Engagements

Celebrity engagement rings were in style this holiday season.  Several stars got engaged, including Rock Star Steven Tyler to Erin Brady .. Matthew McConaughey to Camila Alves .. Michael Jordan to Yvette Prieto, LeBron James to Savannah Brinson, Chris O’Dowd to Dawn Porter, Justin Timberlake to Jessica Biel, Mario Lopez to Courtney Mazza, Will Kopelman to Drew Barrymore.  Congratulations to all.

To learn more, check out: Erin Brady’s Engagement RingCamila Alves Engagement Ring & Yvette Prieto’s Engagement Ring,  Savannah Brinson’s Engagement RingDawn Porter’s Engagement Ring, Jessica Biel’s Engagement Ring, Courtney Mazza’s Engagement Ring, Drew Barrymore’s Engagement Ring.

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