Jessica Biel refused Justin’s first engagement ring because it was too small

Back during Golden Globes weekend, Jessica Biel kept showing up at various events, looking either gorgeous or tragic, and always flying solo and without an engagement ring. The rumors/reports/confirmations were flying heavily in the weeks preceding the Globes that Justin Timberlake had proposed to Jessica while they were vacationing in Wyoming. We could endless speculate as to WHY he proposed (to get her to STFU?) or why Jessica said yes (because that’s all she’s got going?), but that’s neither here nor there. I truly believe Jessica and Justin are engaged – his grandma said so, and I believe in Us Weekly’s reporting because they have a history of dealings with Biel’s publicist. So why wasn’t Jessica wearing an engagement ring? Was it because she doesn’t have a lot going on, and she just wants to draw out the speculation for as long as she can? Or is it because Justin cheaped out on a tiny diamond? Survey says…

“Bling it on!” That’s what Jessica Biel told Justin Timberlake after turning up her nose at his skimpy diamond engagement ring, sources say. Biel – who hit the Globes red carpet solo, and with a ringless finger – has ordered Justin to splurge on a new sparkler, where has Justin enlisting his mom’s help!

“When Justin proposed to Jessica, she was disappointed with his choice of ring,” said a source. “Jessica isn’t a fancy girl, but she wanted something stunning – a bigger diamond that would impress her friends. Instead, Justin went more minimal, thinking she’d prefer something less flashy.”

But Biel believes Justin will be her partner for life, and wants a diamond that reflects their lasting love, the insider divulged.

“Jessica told Justin that although she was moved by his proposal, she wanted a ring with more bling,” maintained the source. “He was very understanding, and told her that she deserves to have what she wants. To placate her, Justin has not only enlisted his mom for help with her ring, but he’s going to propose all over again.”

“Justin will tide Jessica over with a ring – one that she’s happy with.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

Is it wrong that I see Justin’s frame of mind with the whole “minimal” thing? That is how Jessica puts herself out there, like she’s too busy hiking to care about jewelry. That being said, Jesus, Justin. You have millions of dollars! Buy her a nice, big ring if you really want her to STFU.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. atlantapug says:

    I’m sorry, but I don’t believe a single word of this.
    Not the engagement.
    Not the ring story.
    None of it.

    Grandma or no grandma, she’d be wearing that ring if it were true.

  2. brin says:

    Jeez…if they have a miscommunication over size of bling, doesn’t speak well of their relationship.

  3. says:

    I too would need a big a$$ diamond to put up with wandering dick.

  4. lucy2 says:

    No diamond of any size could make me like him.

    I know someone who did this for real though – picked out the first ring even, then changed her mind and made the guy get a whole new one (bigger of course) and then a year or so later ended the engagement!

  5. I have read on various sites at various times that Justin is notoriously cheap. It might be true.
    If I were engaged to him I would want a huge rock too!

  6. Agnes says:

    I always find it distasteful when a story boils down to “the size of the ring”. Yeah, he can afford it, but is it the size of the ring what it’s really about? That’s just so terribly shallow…

  7. Leigh says:

    Engagement rings are such a ridiculous waste of money. Skip the ring, donate the cash to charity (in this case – in regular situations pay off your credit card, or put a down payment on a house, buy an RRSP) and just get married if you feel like it.. Jesus..

    • Asli says:

      Love this. I’m not engaged or anything but for my wedding (every girl thinks about it) I’m donating the money to charity and we’ll go to a courthouse and get the papers (assuming the guy’ll be okay with that). I like weddings, just not when it comes to me :P

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Asli, you’re my FAVORITE! Everybody loves weddings-they’re fun and a wonderful thing to celebrate but it drives me crazy when people in their 30s who have been living together for 10-15 years throw a huge destination wedding and expect 100s and 100s of presents. Like seriously? You’re 35 and own a 600K condo in the city-you don’t need me to buy you a toaster and I KNOW you already have a cake pan! I understand the big wedding more for 20-somethings who will be buying a house together, just starting out etc etc. Myself-small wedding ceremony outdoors somewhere, nothing formal. Ring-don’t care. Preferably something unconventional that has meaning. Aesthetics are pretty much irrelevant. ***disclaimer: not trying to offend 30-somethings who had extravagant weddings, this is just Kitten’s opinion!***

      • Asli says:

        LOL, Kitten. :D Yeah, people put too much meaning into the wedding instead of the actual marriage. Case in point, Kim K. As long as the guy and I are good to go, I couldn’t care less about a ceremony. The papers too – I know a couple who’d been together for 40 years and had two kids before they actually got married. It was two teachers and the guy proposed in front of the entire school. It was very romantic. I think they just went to a courthouse with their children, nothing fancy. Love small ceremonies! Bridezilla has pretty much turned me off to any kind of big bash. Crazy ladies!

  8. Alejandro says:

    Doesn’t sound believable this girl would be happy with a ring from a cracker jack box if it meant she could be Mrs. Timberlake. There’s another story going around that he proposed without a ring and that it wasn’t ready at the time.

  9. bea says:

    I will NEVER understand his attraction. He looks like a scrawny kid to me (in fact, he may have rung up my groceries the other day, not sure..)

    Seriously, if you walked past him in the street would you even look twice? I do not get it.

  10. Daniela says:

    Why so gullible folks. The story is from the national enquirer. Funny how if it’s about a differ celeb everyone dismisses it but when it comes to jt and Jessica it must be true. Smh

  11. mazzy says:

    This relationship is going nowhere. They won’t get married, not engaged, no ring at all, big or small. Move on Jess! You deserve better.

  12. Boo says:

    If my famous, obviously very rich “fiance” turned up with a “modest’ ring, I would be pissed off. She knows everyone thinks she is an idiot for being with this douche…if she settles for a cheap ring, she is basically telling the world she agrees with Justin, that she is worth very little to him and will settle for any scrap he throws her. She is smart to get the blingy ring. Plus, after they break up, she can sell it.

  13. paola says:

    they’re just as bad as each other. But he’s a millionaire and he should have bought a big ring, at least to stop the rumours..

  14. BK says:

    If this story is in any way true, it’s just another reason why these two should not even be NEAR each other any more.

    They are about as out of sync as you can possibly imagine for a couple who has been together that long.

    By saying he wants minimal, maybe Jessica thinks he isn’t “proud” enough of being with her. He doesn’t go to big events with her often like he did with Diaz, he doesn’t seem interested in confirming their status as a couple publicly, etc.

    She wants all the reaffirmation – and she isn’t getting it. Why a woman that gorgeous is so insecure that she will put up with that is beyond me.

    Run away – both of you – into the arms of totally different people before this ends badly…

  15. grazi says:

    I also dont get this ring size thing. I may be one in the rare group of girls who got a big ring and asked to change it for a small one. Such a waste of money and meaningless imo.

  16. sumodo1 says:

    Couture dresses and a ring from JC Penney? No, not for our Miss Biel!

  17. Jackie says:

    they are going to be on and off a millions time before a wedding does happen, and then they will be separated after a couple years max.

  18. Hautie says:

    The last person I want picking out my engagement ring, is his Mother.

    If he is going to spend big money on the ring… then take Jessica to the jewelers and let her find the ring.

    Rings are like shoes. It might be the right size… but can look totally heinous on you. You need to try it on first.

  19. Eleonor says:

    I don’t know why they’re back together, I don’t know why they are going to get married, they never made sense to me. BUT.
    The girl needs a huge ring, so she can look at something beautiful, when her husband will cheat her with every avalable girl he can find out there.

  20. The Original Mia says:

    Don’t most people talk about what they want in an engagement ring when the Talk comes up? It’s ridiculous if she did turn down the ring. It’s only what she’s wanted from the man for ages. She could always upgrade for an anniversary.

  21. SamiHami says:

    It’s pretty common to have a ring to present to the woman with the understanding that it’s a symbol-but that the option is there to go back to the jeweler and exchange it for a different one in the same general price range. After all, she’s the one who has to wear it; shouldn’t it be something she actually likes? And shallow or not, if my fiance were a millionaire, you bet I’d want something amazing and beautiful.

    When my DH and got engaged, I kinda knew it was coming, so being practical, I just told him that there were certain styles of ring that I don’t like. Since I would have to wear this ring for the rest of my life, I wanted to be sure that it was something I actually wanted to wear. He took me out one day to just look at rings-not buy, just look. That gave him the opportunity to see what I did and didn’t like. We became engaged about 6 months later and my ring is perfect. 23 years later and I still love my it…

    • Devon says:

      “Since I would have to wear this ring for the rest of my life, I wanted to be sure that it was something I actually wanted to wear.”

      ITA. Spending a crap ton of money on a ring is stupid but it’s something you’re going to wear for, presumably, the rest of your life. You have to love it. When my husband and I got engaged, I didn’t have a ring for AGES. We both wanted to pick out the ring together and both love it. I was out shopping with my dad and saw the ring in the window and said, “that’s it!” I showed my husband when I got home and he loved it just as much so we bought it together. Marriage is a partnership and should be a partnership from the get go, not when you sign the paper.

  22. dahlia1947 says:

    This is dumb. If she needs a big ring to distract her from his cheating later on down the road, then DUH maaaaaaybe they shouldn’t get married?

  23. ladybert62 says:

    If they are arguing over the size of the engagement ring, this relationship is doomed and will end badly!

    And I think he at least knows it, thus the small ring! ha ha )

  24. Incredulous says:

    There is no part of this story that is not stupid whether true or false.

  25. Odyssa Kelly says:

    What a terribly shallow person to based an engagement on the size of ring. Parters for life? Nah, I don’t think. This will be just another divorce in the making, aka, Hollywood style.

  26. Jordan says:

    And yet,even this story doesn’t make her interesting in the least.Both of them became more lame than watching paint dry as soon as it was known they were engaged. I guess he needs to appeal to the mini-van majority? I honestly can’t figure out why these 2 are together. It certainly ain’t love.

  27. Tweakspotter says:

    Yeah I’m not buying this. She would have accepted a ring from a gumball machine she wanted it so bad. If true this makes her sound superficial and materialistic.

  28. Original Chloe says:

    “Jessica isn’t a fancy girl, but she wanted something stunning – a bigger diamond that would impress her friends.”

    I have no love for Biel but why do the tabs insist that these women are such shallow b*tches? The other day we had Aniston “rethinking” her relationship because she got a poopy Christmas gift.


    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I don’t know, Chloe. It’s almost like the female equivalent of “[insert male celeb name here] is gay”. C/B has been an education for me—apparently, in the mysterious world of celeb gossip every actor is gay and dating a *beard* and every actress is vapid, souless and materialistic or a conniving “Man Stealer”. *sigh*

  29. ladyfoot says:

    well since he seems like such a perpetual cheater, i am actually on her side here, get a BIG ring, it’s not like the jobs are lining up, so she’s gotta get paid somehow for all the image boosting she’ll do as his easy breezy wife. and what better than mobile wealth?

  30. iseepinkelefants says:

    That’s really distasteful. I mean just be happy he asked your pathethic ass. Snubbing your nose up at the ring because it’s too small? just proves you have your priorities all screwed up.

    If it was really so bad she could have just gotten a large diamond wedding ring and eventually phased out the smaller engagement ring. Maybe I’m too much of a romantic but geez it’s the thought that counts. At least it was something he picked out. I’d rather that than some ring picked out by a saleswoman or in this case his mom.

  31. theone says:

    They will never get married. Even IF they ever did it will not last. I still think something is off about this rumor too..

  32. Beatriz says:

    Slightly off-topic, but is it just me or is her nose a little weird? I don’t know, it just seems too thin or something…

  33. Jenn says:

    This story is beyond stupid. I seriously doubt Jessica rejected an engagement ring. Yet another ridculolus story made up by tabloid journalism.

  34. lila says:

    I got married at 23, Hubby was 22. We paid for our own wedding, invited who we wanted, but kept it simple. Married without any debt, and got to have the wedding we wanted because no one’s parents were paying for it. My ring is pretty average sized-Hubby picked out something pretty and my style-and that was that. Maybe someday I will get an upgrade, maybe I wont-regardless, I know the size of the ring is in no way related to how much Hubby loves me!

  35. Patricia says:

    From a practical standpoint collecting jewelry while married is an excellent way to provide for yourself if the marriage ever falls apart. Not necessarily applicable in JBs case but for women without a personal fortune to fall back on. It worries me to hear women say it is shallow and horrible to make jewelry a priority. No it is not the top priority – that is to make the marriage last forever. But IF it doesn’t you will be in much better position to take care of yourself (and your children) if you have ready cash. You can’t cash in love or a toaster or your idealism.

    Hope for the best but plan for the worst- go for the jewelry!

  36. Meanchick says:

    IF this is true, then she probably thought she deserves a bigger ring since he’s a cocksman and she’ll have to put up with that. I always thought too that if he proposed with a plastic ring she’d jump at it. Who knows.

  37. crtb says:

    Many of your opinions would have validity if there were about regular people like you are me. But we are talking about multi[-millionairs. Does anyone remember the flack Jessica Simpsom got over her Ring? Famous people are expected to have big flashy rings. Some small would get a lot of negative press and speculation.

  38. Tiffany says:

    If the size of the diamond correlates to how long a marriage will last, she would have been better off with the smaller ring. I personally know many people who had huge rings and their marriages barely lasted 5 years, if that. Not that either one of them actually believes that their marriage (if it even happens) will last. It’s the best it’s going to be now. Just like a baby, marriage NEVER fixes anything.

  39. Camille (The original) says:

    Jessica looks so much better with dark hair. Pretty.

    As for this story, I just don’t care enough about these 2 to have an opinion about it. lol

  40. Alex says:

    She is amazing get her what ever ring she wants!