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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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Kristin Cavallari Gets an Engagement Ring

Looks like this star of The Hills has decided to follow the reality TV trend set by the Kardashian sisters, since she was recently seen sporting a gorgeous rock from her boyfriend, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. It was anyone’s guess how her love life would progress after her ill-fated love triangle with boyfriend Stephen Colletti and best friend Lauren Conrad became cause for controversy both on and off screen. But she has by and large left the pitfalls of reality TV behind, choosing instead to focus on her philanthropy; she’s been involved in the Until There’s a Cure campaign for HIV and AIDS awareness, the We Are Ellis Island restoration campaign, the NOH8 Campaign to stop the passing of California’s Prop. 8, and PETA. And now, it appears that everything is falling into place for the bubbly blond, who has a lot to be happy about.

Now for the good stuff: the ring! She showed up at her gym in Los Angeles last week waving around a square (Asscher-cut) engagement ring that she brought back from a magical trip to Cabo with her beefy beau. The center stone is estimated to be a whopping 3 carats (and experts say this cut requires a nearly flawless stone to begin with), while the smaller embellishment stones on the band amount to an additional 1.5 carats. And the reported value of this heavy ring is more than most of us make in a year at an approximate value of $125,000. But it looks like Jay can afford it (since his contract with the Bears netted him a cool $30 million) and with a girlfriend from Laguna Hills, he’d better get used to buying expensive bling!

There are as yet no details on the impending nuptials. Like many modern starlets, Cavallari chose Twitter as the forum to relate the good news, apparently thanking fans for support after tweeting, “I can finally tell everyone that IM ENGAGED!!!!!!” This came just a few short months after she announced via Twitter that she was in love with Cutler. The only question that remains is where the happy couple will choose to coexist. Will he crash at her pad in Cali in the off-season? Or will she buck up and move to freezing-cold Chicago? Let’s just say her ring will make a better showpiece in sunny southern California.