'The Bachelor' Alum Bekah Martinez Loves Her Heart-Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
Bekah Martinez, a fan favorite on Season 22 of The Bachelor back in 2018, couldn't be more thrilled with the heart-shaped diamond engagement ring she accepted from longtime boyfriend Grayston Leonard this past weekend.
"I CAN FINALLY STOP CALLING THIS MAN MY BOYFRIEND!!!!! she wrote on her Instagram page. "Also SO in love with my ring, it's more beautiful than I could have ever imagined."
Martinez revealed that she and her fiancé picked out the ring last year from an online store that specializes in ethically sourced diamonds, but she didn't get to see the finished piece until the actual proposal.
"Can't get over this ring!!!!!!" she exclaimed in a post punctuated with three heart-eyed smiley faces and seen by her 716,000 Instagram followers.
Martinez, who is the founder of eco-conscious clothing company Good Alma, told People magazine that she had wanted a heart-shaped diamond since 2015. That's when Lady Gaga received an 8-carat, heart-shaped diamond engagement ring from actor Taylor Kinney on Valentine's Day.
While Martinez and Gaga's rings both featured heart-shaped stones, the settings couldn't have been more different. Martinez has her diamond mounted on a thick gold band, while Gaga's diamond was set on a thin, white-metal band adorned with diamond pavé.
Gaga's band also had a surprise detail that the singer called her "favorite part" of the ring. “T [heart] S” was spelled out in pavé diamonds at the base of the band. “S” is for Stefani, Gaga’s birth name.
Sadly, Gaga's engagement to Kinney lasted 17 months. They broke up in July of 2016.
Martinez, 27, and Leonard, 33, have been a couple since 2018 — just after she returned home from filming Season 22 of The Bachelor. She had made it through Week 8 and finished 5th among 29 contestants.
The newly engaged couple share two children, daughter Ruth Ray De La Luz, 3½, and son Franklin James, 2. Grayston, the founder of the Long Beach Rising rock climbing gym, had popped the question very early in their relationship, but Martinez said she wasn't ready to make a commitment at that time.
Credits: Images via Instagram / Bekah.