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Engagement Off for Kristin Cavallari

Reality TV icon Kristin Cavallari, best known for appearing on MTV’s Laguna Beach and later, The Hills, has long been making headlines with the goings-on of her daily life. But she would probably rather the most recent news hadn’t made its way into the public eye. Apparently, fiancé Jay Cutler (quarterback for the Chicago Bears) has broken off their engagement just two months after proposing in Mexico (the couple had only been dating for ten months when they became engaged). Although reps for both parties have stated only that the two broke off the engagement, and that they are asking for privacy during this tough emotional time, an anonymous source has something different to report.

According to People Magazine, a source close to the couple has revealed that Cutler did the dumping, catching Cavallari completely off-guard. She was shocked by the news that Cutler had changed his mind about their upcoming marriage. The wedding planning had already begun, with the couple having chosen a date next spring (following the football season). And Cavallari, who has been spending a lot of time in Chicago with her fiancé, was apparently planning to move to the windy city to be near him during the football season.

So far there has been no word on what caused the split, with sources saying only that Cutler changed his mind about marriage. Cavallari, who has reportedly been “devastated” by the news, has yet to release a public statement. However, she has not completely retreated from her adoring public. Fans that have been tweeting their condolences at least got a few breadcrumbs when she sent out a short response, saying, “Thanks for the support. Love u guys.”

Of course, the question on everyone’s mind (besides the reason for the breakup) is whether or not she’ll return the 5.2-carat solitaire that has been her constant companion since April (let’s hope Roy Williams doesn’t start a trend). She was spotted over the weekend at The Beverly in Hollywood, drinking and dancing with pals Nicky Hilton and Alessandra Ambrosio. Notably lacking from the festivities was her monster ring. She was reportedly having a great time, calling to question reports of her supposed devastation, as well as the rumors that Cutler was solely responsible for the breakup.

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Roy Williams Sues Ex for Engagement Ring

You might have heard this one before: boy meets girl, boy gives girl expensive engagement ring, boy loses girl…and ring. Well, it may be a new twist on a story as old as time, but that’s not where the weirdness ends. Cowboy’s receiver Roy Williams may have been broken-hearted when girlfriend Brooke Daniels (a former beauty queen) turned down his Valentine’s Day proposal, but he was apparently infuriated when she decided to keep the rock (valued at $76,600) anyway. Now he’s suing to have it returned. Oh, to be young and feel love’s keen sting (as Albus Dumbledore once said).

Believe it or not, there’s more. The proposal, for example, was not carried out in person. Williams mailed the ring to his lady love after living with her for a year. Why he decided not to give it to her in person is anyone’s guess, but perhaps it was part of the reason she said no (you think?!). Daniels claims he then told her that she could keep the ring. So she was understandably surprised by the lawsuit he filed just a few days ago.

Williams, for his part, alleges that when he requested that Daniels return the ring, she told him that she had lost it. He then reported the loss to his insurance company (he had the ring insured?), which launched an investigation. Finding that Michael Daniels, the girl’s father, had possession of the ring, a suit was filed to reclaim it. Although Michael Daniels corroborates his daughter’s story that Williams let her keep the ring, he says that he will return it in order to avoid a lawsuit, also stating that Williams probably changed his mind about being so generous when Daniels failed to change HER mind and accept the proposal (as Williams supposedly expected).

So it seems that Williams will at least get the ring back, along with a whopping side of bitterness. As to what he will do with the expensive piece of jewelry, he has not yet said. But it’s probably a fair bet that he won’t be giving it away to someone else anytime soon (who would take it after all this media attention?). His best bet is to sell it off and take a long vacation. Who knows, maybe he’ll meet someone new along the way.