Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski and independent film producer/director Sebastian Bear-McClard are set to divorce. The couple have been married for four years and have a son together.
Ratajkowski flaunted her $90,000 engagement ring on Instagram after the couple’s surprise nuptials in early 2018. She then rested right next to her personalized gold wedding band.
So what will happen to the expensive engagement ring? Will she sell it? How soon will she sell it?
Breaking up Emily Ratajkowski’s relationship with Sebastian Bear-McClard
The couple met through a circle of friends. The model joked “he controlled me for two years”. Fans didn’t find out that Ratajkowski was even in a relationship with the indie producer until she announced on Instagram in March 2018 that she was married.
Fans speculated that the couple rushed because she had just ended her longtime relationship with music producer Jeff Magid a few weeks prior. However, Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard had already known each other for two years when they started dating.
Fans go gaga over Emily Ratajkowski’s engagement ring
After fans got over the shock of her seemingly quick nuptials, attention turned to those two huge rocks on her ring finger. One is a pear-shaped diamond next to a princess-cut square diamond.
In July 2018, a few months after her wedding, the newlywed told Vogue how she and Sebastian created her simple and unique jewelry set.
The couple went through about 50 sketches. Her husband worked with Adam Sandler on the film Uncut Gems, so he underwent on-the-job training. They also enlisted the help of Alison Chemla, the jewelry designer behind Alison Lou, to find the right setting. (Ratajkowski was Alison Lou’s model spokesperson.)
The model told Vogue: “We wanted the stones to be the main attraction, so we went with the lowest possible setting in white gold and yellow gold to match my wedding band. They did an amazing job. I love it. I can’t tell you how special it feels to me.
Ring specifications: 5 carats in total (3 carats for the pear, 2 carats for the princess) and a value between $50,000 and $90,000, depending on the quality of the diamonds, according to PageSix.
Divorce rumors a year later
Fast forward three years. In March 2021, the couple had a son, Sylvester Apollo Bear. The 5’7″ supermodel said she didn’t want to raise her son in a culture of toxic masculinity.
In July 2022, OK! reported that the brunette bombshell was shopping in New York, without wedding band or engagement ring, with her 1 year old son. Although no official divorce papers have been filed, OK! and PageSix both claim she wants a divorce because her husband cheated on her.
What will happen to Emily Ratajkowski’s massive diamond engagement ring?
In New York, where the couple got married, divorce law stipulates that once the marriage is solemnized, the engagement ring becomes the exclusive property of the woman. It is not marital property, according to Badanes Law Office. However, the DRV law states that it depends on how a court interprets the circumstances of the marriage.
Emily Ratajkowski joins an elite company if she sells her ring. She might end up selling it for less than her husband paid for it. But, her loss could be worse due to past cases of celebrities selling their rings.
Mariah Carey’s absurdly massive 35-carat engagement ring from James Packer was worth $10 million, according to Indy Diamond Buyer. When the couple separated in 2016, she auctioned it off for $2.1 million.
Elizabeth Taylor received a huge 69.2 carat Cartier diamond ring from Richard Burton worth $1.1 million. After the couple divorced for the second time, she auctioned him off for $5 million.
Kim Kardashian returned the ring she received from Kris Humphries when they split in 2011. He bought it for $2 million and received $749,000 at an auction in 2013, according to Insider.
Who said diamonds are forever? Apparently not to those celebrity couples.
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