One Upsmanship

engagement ring 19[Blind Gossip] There is a professional athlete who was going to propose to his celebrity girlfriend during the holidays. He had already purchased a beautiful engagement ring and planned out what he was going to say in his proposal.

Then, two other athlete/celebrity couples announced their engagements. Our athlete did not see that as a problem… but his girlfriend’s friends did!

Why? Well, it’s not because Couple 1 and Couple 2 stole their thunder.

It’s because his ring doesn’t measure up to the huge rocks that the other guys were buying!

His engagement ring is huge and gorgeous and expensive (over $500k), but definitely smaller and less expensive than the other two. Her friends, who helped him pick out the ring, are now all over him to trade up to a larger center rock, claiming that he will embarrass both himself and his future fiance if he doesn’t pony up for more bling.



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90 comments to One Upsmanship

  • stolidog

    yeah….maybe donate that money to charity.

  • PinkG

    Does anyone marry for love anymore?

  • dlm2929

    Matt Harvey
    Ann V.
    Gabrielle Union /Dwyane Wade
    Evelyn Lozada / Carl Crawford

  • prleonard2

    If she’s upset because the engagement ring is “too small” at over $500k, you should trade in the girlfriend.

    I get that he’s talking about the girlfriend’s friends. That’s shallow as hell though.

  • princesspeach202

    Athlete: Serge Ibaka (stole their thunder…he plays for the okc thunder)
    Celebrity gf: Keri hilson..she’s a singer but def known more for being a nba gf these days

    Couple 1: Dwayne wade/Gabrielle union (finally)
    Couple 2: Carl Crawford/ Evelyn Lozada

    Ps: this is my first post!

  • FiyahHotFlashy

    Gabby Union and Dewayne Wade
    Couple 1: Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford
    Couple 2: Vince and Tamar

  • Peony

    Couple 1: Carl Crawford and one of the RHOC; couple 2: athlete/Gab. Union. Not sure about the other couple. Question: are the women keeping their diamonds after the break-up/divorces? Do the diamonds stay the same value or depreciate?

  • Marina

    Couple 1 – DWade / Union
    Couple 2 – Carl Crawford / Evelyn Lozada
    Athlete – somebody from OCT?

  • PandoraWolf

    The athlete and girlfriend are Carl Crawford and Evelyn Lozada.

    Couple one is that obvious one on the news whose names escape me…Gabrielle Union and Dewayne Wade.

    No idea on couple two (maybe Kanye and Kim?)

    How moronic. Yay! I got a big ring for a marriage that statistically won’t last anyway. I hope all these morons feel better about themselves.

  • hyork

    Athlete: ?
    GF: ?

    Couple 1: Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
    Couple 2: Kimye?

  • PrincessTiff

    That is horribly tacky. If you’re in love, that’s all that should matter and it shouldn’t make any difference what other people think of your symbol love. Maybe you’re love is more timeless and classy and doesn’t need some gaudy ring to take away from that. Sure hope he sticks to the original ring. When he found it, he felt it was perfect. Other’s actions shouldn’t change that.

  • hushhush

    I don’t have a guess but that’s terrible of the friends to say. It shouldn’t be about how much was spent or who else just got engaged. And if she would be shallow enough to get upset about it, the girlfriend isn’t worth marrying. Just my 2 cents.

  • Fan

    All I know is Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade have to be one of the other couples. She goes out of her way to show off the ring whenever she can…she might as well, because it ain’t gonna last. He’ll be cheating in no time. Whoever this girl’s friends are, maybe they should butt out.
    “Thunder:” Kevin Durant? I don’t know if he’s already engaged.

  • cierra567

    Yuck absolutely horribly shallow friends she has. I hope she finds out about this and sets them straight then drops them & trades up for some better friends.

  • niceright

    I don’t care who this couple or their friends are, just go away you shallow, stupid people.

  • sugarbread

    don’t know athlete
    but couple 1 carl Crawford evelyn lozada
    couple 2 Dwayne wade gabyy

  • Katmandu

    Don’t know or care, but this is why The Celebrity will never ever deign to marry a lowly commoner. She would have to buy her own monster rock to keep up with her peers (how embarrassing!). Better to pick a fellow 1%-er from the small celeb pool, even if the marriage is doomed from the start. 😉

  • precbeth1

    I know who the first 2 couples are & their rings are beautiful.
    To the 3rd couple – A beautiful ring is nice to look at, but doesn’t make a marriage work. Trust me, I have a big & beautiful ring, but marriage is still hard! Think about yourself as a couple 1st & not what the rest of the world think of you, because you’re the ones living your life not the people commenting about it.
    I wish all 3 couples happiness, love and joy :) Congratulations on your baby

  • katekatebobate

    Whomever they are, they are disgusting.

  • Okayeah

    Anybody who isn’t okay with a half-million dollar ring is disturbed.

    • PandoraWolf

      Mine was $20, silver and I LOVED IT. Did the marriage work out? NO. But at least I wouldn’t have felt like a complete idiot throwing it off the end of the pier into the ocean when the marriage was finally over!

  • cyncyb

    Athlete: Mark Sanchez
    Celebrity: Eva Longoria
    Couple 1: Dwayne Wade/Gabrielle Union
    Couple 2: Carl Crawford/Evelyn Lozada


    Dwayne Wade/Gabrielle Union and Carl Crawford/Evelyn Lozada for Couple 1 and Couple 2 respectively.

    Don’t know the couple though?

  • Loves the Latin Boys

    Idk the exact answer to this but I’m guessing Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade are in the mix of this somehow.

  • Hennessey Williams

    I don’t know who the main couple is but couples 1 and 2 are obviously Wade/Union and Lozada/Crawford

  • tricait

    dwayne wade
    gabby union
    couple 1 evelyn lozada & carl crawford
    couple 2 not sure

  • FamousPeopleDoStupidThings

    I’d think it would be more embarrassing to know my girlfriend has friends like this. I hope he doesn’t fold to the pressure.

  • cjluvsu

    Athlete: Alex Rodriguez
    Girlfriend: Torrie Wilson
    Couple 1: Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union
    Couple 2: Carl Crawford & Evelyn Lozada


  • jamiedc78

    I have no idea, but, wouldn’t trade in the ring. If she really loves him, any ring would do.

  • lipspuckerup

    Well i know gabby fishstick union was proposed 2 and Evelyn Crypt Keeper lozada was proposed to too. But im stomp who this could be.

  • mugofmead111

    My guesses for the athlete and celeb girlfriend are Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union.

  • PatioPrincess

    Who cares about the freaking size of the ring! Why does the diamond he lovingly picked out have to be traded up! If a woman has class, she gratefully and in a heartfelt manner accepts and cherishes the ring he picked out just for her. He saw it, thought of her and chose it for her. What kind of hag doesn’t find that enough! Also, why on earth would a woman want to wear a too large, gaudy, over sized rock instead of a lovely stone what she can wear every day and enjoy that is personal!

    Hollyweird is so out-o-hand. This guy should run for the hills. “If” they last ten years then she can have her golf-ball sized, tacky ring. For now be glad you found a man who will love your loose and “pre-owned” a$$.

  • Gen82

    Couple 1: Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Seeting
    Couple 2: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

  • mrsjaymack

    Athlete and girlfriend: Not sure, maybe A-Rod?
    Couple 1: D. Wade & Gabrielle Union
    Couple 2: Carl Crawford & Evelyn Lozada

  • Christyd

    Athlete: ???
    Girlfriend: ???
    Couple 1: Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union
    Couple 2: Carl Crawford and Evelyn Lozado

  • amburrito

    Athlete: Serge Ibaka
    Girlfriend: Keri Hilson

    Couple 1: Dwayne Wade ave Gabrielle Union

    Couple 2: Carl Crawford and Evelyn Lozada.

    ‘thunder’and ‘center’ are clues.

  • suepich

    Athlete/gf: Dwayne Wade/Gabrielle Union,
    Couple 1: Carl Crawford/Evelyn Lozada,
    Couple 2: ?

  • akajenb

    How silly? Just purchase a simple ring, as long as she knows his love is pure, there is no need to compete with the other athletes. He shouldn’t have to worry about what her friends are going to say. No need to spend so much on a ring, because nine times out of ten the marriage don’t last.

    Kevin Durante maybe

  • HotTeacher88

    This is so ridiculous!! First of all, it’s dumb to spend that much on a ring, even if you have it Dwayne Wade. Gabrielle Union would have married you for a cubic zirconia. But if anything, it looks smarter to not spend that insane amount on a ring. An over forty woman thinking much younger athelete with a player history will stay past her fiftieth birthday really believing that ring pledges fidelity. And no, I don’t think all cougar relationship s end this way, but if he’s rich himself, there is far less chance he’ll stay true after glimpsing the first package of Astroglide.

  • fluorescentadolescent

    Definitely a Thunder player (“stole their thunder”)…. so I’m going to go with:

    Athlete: Serge Ibaka
    Girlfriend: Keri Hilson

    Couple 1: Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
    Couplel 2: Carl Crawford & Evelyn Lozada

  • everythingthatshines

    i don’t know who it is but don’t listen to them! the overly large center rocks look tacky and kind of cheap (even though they’re not at all) for ex: evelyn lozada’s huge emerald cut with a halo. it’s too much. if she’s not shallow and truly loves you she’ll love the ring because you picked it out!

  • jrgius

    Carl Crawford.

  • colby2283

    How rude! Whoever it is – her friends sound like pretentious hags.

  • Jennie

    Couple 1: Carl Crawford – Evelyn Lozada

    Couple 2: Dwyane Wade – Gabrielle Union

  • Visha

    Athlete – Serge Ibaka Girlfriend Kerri Hilson Couple 1 Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union Couple 2 Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford

  • akajenb

    Forgot to add,

    Couple 1 Lebron and savannah
    Couple 2 Dwade and garielle

  • shelaur22

    I’m guessing Jennette McCurdy and Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons. His team’s mascot is a horse, and the BI reads “pony up.”

  • misssolar1995

    Athlete: ? (Although it could be Serge Ibaka)

    Girlfriend: ? (Coumd be Keri Hilson)

    Couple 1: D Wade and Gabrielle Union

    Couple 2: Evelyn Lozada and that baseball guy

  • mariaj

    A suggestion for this athlete’s friends: how about you do something else, like, work some time in a coal mine? Like, several months?

  • halfricanista

    First time posting…not sure who the main couple is but i think the other two couples are Gabrielle Union/Dwayne Wade and Evelyn Lozada/Carl Crawford considering the media emphasis on how big the rings are…Also considering that they both go the rings from the same place, Jason of Beverly Hills… Maybe our mystery man got his there too?

  • TheBinch

    If the wedding does take place, this is a marriage doomed to fail. The athelete needs to tell the friends to eff right off.

  • ShennanigansOHoolihan

    How sad.

    I only know that one engaged couple is that Dodger guy and Ochocinco’s ex-wife (who has to be joining the golddigger HOF at some point soon).

  • devoncarruthers



    Couple 1: Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade

    Couple 2: Evelyn Lozado & Carl Crawford

  • CatBallou

    Ok I havent a clue who it is – but seriously … priorities!

  • gail

    Athlete: Reggie Bush
    Girlfriend: Lilit Avagyan
    Couple 1: Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford
    Couple 2: Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

  • Megley

    Wade and Union–smaller ring–and Crawford and Lozado.

  • swackie

    Hmm let’s see:

    Couple 1: D-Wade and Gabrielle Union
    Couple 2: Evelyn Lozada and that L.A. Dodger player Carl Crawford

    Athlete: ?
    Girlfriend: ——-

  • Booboo1068

    Not Tiger because his GF is also an athlete and not just a celebrity as noted. Tiger is also reportedly such an arrogant control freak I doubt he’d care what her friends thought about any ring he gave. Besides I think Tiger still wants Elin back… for obvious reasons.

    My guess ? Not sure.

  • ladyluck27

    Couple 1: Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
    Couple 2: Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford

    not sure on the athlete/celeb girlfriend…maybe Shakira and Girard Pique?

  • Vanstar

    Athlete: Carl Crawford

    Girlfriend: Evelyn Lozada

    Couple 1: Gabrielle Union-Dwayne Wade

  • ashleybritton

    Serge Ibaka and Keri Hilson. Thunder being a clue.

  • ericaomega

    Athlete: Cory C
    Girlfriend: Evelyn Lozada
    Couple 1: D Wade and Gabby
    Couple 2: no idea
    But the 14.5 carat ring on a 7 month pregnant woman is ridiculous. Ah well, maybe it’ll help keep her upright.

  • luvsdrama

    Athlete: Dwayne Wade
    Girlfriend:Gabrielle Union

    I have no clue about the other couple

  • aeduko

    No clue, but if it’s all about the ring I hope there’s a good pre nup.

  • caela94

    Couple 1 and 2 are Lozada/ Crawford
    Wade/ Union
    3rd couple ?

  • Kyiaj

    Girlfriend: Stupid

    Couple 1: Even more Stupid

    Couple 2: Even more than Stupid

    Love and marriage is not about a ring..there are so many people in this world that don’t have three meals a day to eat and we get this crap.

  • ironeagle

    dear Athlete

    if your girlfriend doesnt like a ring thats over 500k, dont marry her.
    no one should worry about comparing one ring to another. Her friends should be ashamed of themselves.

    iron eagle

    (sorry just had to say it…. and i have no idea who this couple is… i know the first one….. but just shocking in these difficult days anyone would question over anything over 500k as not good enough etc.)

  • DesertGhost

    Someone needs to get new friends or he needs a new girlfriend .

  • callmedave

    Apparently Couple 1 (or possibly Couple 2) are someone called Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford, of whom I have never previously heard. However they seem to have a rather gaudy $1.4m dollar rock to flaunt. For our Athlete and his Girlfriend, I’d suggest they stick with something classier personally.

  • up2trouble

    You know she had to put her friends up to “educating” him about the situation. I think he should donate the ring to a poor couple, who can sell it to completely pay for a wedding, honeymoon, and new house! P.S. Dude, go find a woman who will be there even when you are broke.

  • Warrior1461

    Fact: Engagement rings were created by deBeers to sell diamonds. They were created in the far off ancient time of 1932. They are bullshit.

  • Mimi

    I’d be happier with chemistry and a cutie like Serge than an obscenely large ring. He’s definitely is more marriageable than that Crawford guy – I don’t care how much he earns – you actually have to sleep with them without hurling. A huger than the other guy’s ring says “I’m getting a gold digger” and I’m desperate enough to use my money to get her.

    I never understood the whole money exclusively makes him desirable. How does that really happen? Close your eyes and think of England is over!

    • Mimi

      Now the reason for the HUGE ring suspicion is confirmed…baby Wade’s birth certificate is on TMZ. This was my point…payoff like Kobe’s ring.

      If this guy’s been honorable, he doesn’t NEED to bribe to bride to get her down the aisle – her friends are confusing Keeping Up with the Jones’s with keeping your Johnson in your pants!

  • TheFineOne

    Athlete: Serge Ibaka
    Celebrity Girlfriend: Keri Hilson

    Couple 1: Evelyn Lozada/Carl Crawford
    Couple 2: Dwyane Wade/Gabrielle Union

  • whowassheilahgraham

    A woman who stares at her ring more than she looks at her fiancé isn’t a woman worth marrying.

  • FiyahHotFlashy

    Although Vince and Tamar are married, he bought her a PHAT engagement ring as a “push” present

  • ClosetOrganizer

    Don’t know who the athlete and girlfriend are but the two couples are definitely Dwayne Wade/Gabrielle Union and Evelyn Lozada/Carl Crawford. Seriously, this “keepin’ up with the Jones” crap is gonna land people in the poorhouse!

  • bec215

    There was an episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” with a baseball player’s fiance and the wives of other players and they were the most crass, tacky golddiggers I’ve ever seen, telling the bride that she needed a more expensive, blingier, showier dress when she wanted a simple, elegant gown… I’m telling the baller – don’t listen to the girlfriends – I’d have said yes to my husband with a plastic ring from a vending machine, and if she doesn’t feel the same way she shouldn’t be marrying him.

  • littleOP

    Hey Ace/Blind Gossip

    By any chance is the athlete/celebrity couple Rory Mcilroy and Caroline Wozniacki. Asking this after their engagement news. Originally didn’t think it was them because CW is a top 10 WTA athelete and not a celebrity, but maybe?

  • pixxxie

    sort of on topic.. i would personally feel very uncomfortable wearing such expensive jewelry.. I would rather have a nicer house or a vacation home than a expensive ring that I could only look at.

    • Booboo1068

      Ditto and I think we’re in the minority.

      I’d rather have the money invested earning more money to pay for trips and EXPERIENCES. I’m not really into things though. My mother said fall in love with people not things.

  • NormaDesmond

    I think it’s Floyd Mayweather and Ms. Jackson. Have you seem her ring? Definitely an effort to outdo everyone else.

    Hi all. This is my first post!