Listen up, men. Engagement rings are no longer just for women. Marriage has long since moved on from the days when fiancees came with dowries, or when wives were expected to stay at home raising the kids. It’s an equal partnership now, so why shouldn’t you both wear engagement rings? Take a look at these four male celebrities who’ve taken the plunge and wear their ‘mangagement’ rings with pride, wherever they go.
Everyone’s favourite ginger singer, Ed Sheeran, proposed to his lifelong friend Cherry Seaborn at the beginning of this year. Soon afterwards he was spotted wearing a ring of his own on the red carpet, sparking rumours that they had married in secret. In fact, Cherry made his silver clay ring by hand as a thoughtful gift to mark their engagement. Ed loves it, and we do too. So sweet and personal, and easy to make too. Well done Cherry.
Before their very ugly and very public break-up, Johnny Depp proposed to actress Amber Heard with a beautiful vintage-style engagement ring. It didn’t quite fit, or maybe it didn’t quite suit her personal style. Either way, she got a different, bigger ring and Johnny kept the original one for himself. When it was noticed at a press conference he referred to it as his ‘mangagement ring’, and a new trend was born.
Although the relationship didn’t last, Michael Buble was once married to Argentinian model Luisana Lopilato, who you may recognise as the girl from his ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ music video. In Argentina it’s tradition for both men and women to wear engagement rings, so naturally Michael was spotted sporting a plain band of his own after they announced their news. Looks like Argentina have been working this trend long before the rest of us had even heard about it.
Back in 2014, Charlie Sheen was engaged for the fourth time in his life. The lucky lady was Brett Rossi, who wore a gigantic diamond solitaire from Charlie. In turn, he was snapped soon after their engagement wearing a ring of his own on his wedding finger. It came from Tiffany & Co. and was a thick, plain band. Unlucky for Charlie the engagement ended later that year, but we still applaud him for bucking tradition.