Sophie Monk is ENGAGED! TV star’s boyfriend Joshua Gross proposes with a $25,000 diamond ring after two years of dating
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A source close to the couple confirmed the happy news on Monday, telling Woman’s Day magazine that Joshua, 42, surprised his bride-to-be, 40, with a diamond ring over the weekend.
Josh is said to have whisked Sophie away for a romantic trip in Sydney before finally dropping the knee.
Congratulations! Sophie Monk, 40 (right) is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend Joshua Gross, 42, (left) after two years of dating
‘Josh picked up the ring in Sydney last week and then surprised her by popping the question,’ the insider said.
The medical supply executive reportedly presented Sophie with an oval solitaire diamond ring with a hidden halo, worth around $25,000.
The hefty sparkler is said to have been created by Sophie’s favourite jeweller Luke Rose
Happily ever after: A source close to the couple confirmed the happy news on Monday, telling Woman’s Day magazine that Joshua surprised his bride-to-be with a diamond ring over the weekend
Indeed, Joshua was photographed slinking out of a Luke Rose boutique with a small gift bag in hand last Tuesday.
Attempting to go unnoticed, the handsome businessman made a quick getaway as he headed back to his car.
Sophie and Joshua are yet to confirm the news on their social media accounts.
Ring-a-ding-ding! The medical supply executive reportedly presented Sophie with an oval solitaire diamond ring with a hidden halo, worth around $25,000
Sophie has been dropping hints over the past few months that she wants to wed.
On their second anniversary back in June, the former Bardot singer posted several photos of the pair together to Instagram, alongside the caption: ‘I love you so much and you’re my best friend in the world. I can’t wait to marry you (hint hint)’.
However, at the time, the cheeky plea had not translated to a ring.
‘I cannot make more of a hint without buying the ring!’ Sophie has been dropping hints over the past few months that she wants to wed
‘I want him to do it’: Sophie went on to reveal she would not ask Joshua herself as she fears being turned down
The Masked Signer star told The Daily Telegraph in August: ‘He just keeps laughing. I’m like, ‘Can you get the message? I’m doing it publicly’.’
The former Love Island host added that it could not be more obvious what her intentions for her beloved are.
‘I cannot make more of a hint without buying the ring!’ she told the paper.
Sophie went on to reveal she would not ask Joshua herself as she fears being turned down.
‘I want him to do it. I’m not traditional or anything. But what if he says no? It’s pretty clear what I’ll say,’ she told the publication.
Sophie has been smitten with Joshua since they first met over two years ago, and they have been living at Sophie’s luxurious $2.3million NSW Central Coast home.
They met on board an international flight in 2018 before he wined and dined her at LA celebrity hotspot Catch – a favourite with the likes of Kylie Jenner and David Beckham.
Fancy: The couple met on board an international flight in 2018 before he wined and dined her at LA celebrity hotspot Catch
Sophie Monk’s rocky love life
2005: Sophie reportedly begins casually dating actor Jason Statham
2006: Sophie and Jason split
2006: Sophie starts dating Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden
2007: Sophie and Benji get engaged
2008: Sophie and Benji split. Sophie reportedly moves on with producer Joe Francis before splitting soon after
2010: Sophie reportedly enjoys a brief romance with rap mogul Russell Simmons
2010: Sophie starts dating plastic surgeon John Diaz before breaking up months later
2010: Sophie reportedly enjoys a fling with actor Kevin Connolly
2010: Sophie starts dating billionaire Jimmy Esebag
2011: Sophie announces her engagement to Jimmy, but splits from him moths later
2012: Sophie denies rumours she is dating rapper Ray J
2013: Sophie starts dating actor Sam Worthington, but the couple break up months later
2016: Sophie confirms she’s casually dating ex-NRL player Eric Grothe Jr. but splits from him months later
2017: Sophie denies rumours she’s dating former AFL player Wayne Carey
2017: Sophie dates Stu Laundy after he wins The Bachelorette but the couple split six months later
2018: Sophie starts dating Joshua Gross