Hilary Duff, 22, is sporting a huge rock from her hockey player beau, Mike Comrie, 29, of the Edmonton Oilers. The two got engaged over Valentine’s weekend while in vacation in Hawaii, with Hilary’s sister telling People that the proposal was a complete surprise. Outlets have different cost appraisals for the ring, with E! reporting that Comrie bought it in Vegas and that it cost a cool million and Hollywood Life quoting a jeweler that estimates that the 4.5 carat ring was around $300,000. Maybe Comrie should have had it appraised before he plopped down that kind of cash.
I checked Wikipedia to see what kind of contract Comrie has, and he’s been making upwards of $3 million a year since 2001 with an initial very high contract that he might not have lived up to. (Maybe a hockey fan can help shed some light onto this. He’s moved around a lot and apparently angered Edmonton, his first team, by grandstanding in a contract dispute.) It breaks down to $10 million for three years with the Edmonton Oilers from 2001-2004; some time with the Philadelphia Flyers and Phoenix Coyotes, including a one year contract for $3 million with the Coyotes in 2006, $3.375 million in 2007 with the New York Islanders, and then $4 million with the Islanders again in 2008. His latest contract is for $1.125 million for one year back with the Oilers. So his stock is falling a little, but he still dropped a million on a ring.
Duff and Comrie were spotted out to dinner at Katsuya in LA last night, with Hilary happily showing off their ring. OK! reports that the two are looking to purchase a mansion together in Beverly Hills, with a budget of around $10 million.
I don’t know, I just think that 22 is too young to get married. I waited until I was in my early 30s and I still didn’t know what I was getting into. It’s a good age for some people, though. If they’re both ready to start a family they’ll be able to raise kids when they’re young and that’s a definite advantage. Congratulations to Hilary and Mike!
Photo credit: WENN.com
Written by Celebitchy
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