Rumors have circulated that Whitney Way Thore from TLC’s hit show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” was engaged again after posting a photo of her hand where a diamond was spotted on her left ring finger. While fans quickly took notice of the gem that typically signals marriage, Thore did not immediately respond to the speculation.
In his latest Instagram post, Thore only used emojis to caption images taken in the Luxembourg Gardens. The ring in question appears in the third post.
If she’s engaged, this would be Thore’s second engagement. She had previously accepted a proposal from ex-fiancé Chase Severino, who asked Thore to be his wife during a trip to Paris in October 2019.
Interestingly, Thore was on a “sabbatical” in Paris, hence his new romantic interest. In an article last month, Thore, 37, announced that her new boyfriend wanted to keep his identity private. When she posted pictures of them together, she hid her face with darkened circles.
“I’ve always had a kind of love / hate relationship with social media, but after last year it got even more complicated,” she wrote July 21. “So – when your Frenchman says he values his privacy but you still want to share it, that’s what social media gets 😂.”
Fans doubted a second engagement
While it has certainly appeared to some people that Thore was engaged to her secret sweetheart, others have accused her of drawing attention to the new season of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” which will air on the 17th. August on TLC.
“By dropping that photo of a ring…. Engaged or arousing an interest in the show? ” a Reddit user asked the “Big Fat Fab Life” community.
“I took it as a ‘holding hands with my boo’ photo and not as an engagement. The jewelry seems to coordinate,” one person wrote.
“She’s probably not engaged but she knows 100% what she’s doing by posting this photo with a ring on her left ring finger,” said another.
Thore did not want to publicly announce the end of her first engagement
If it were up to Thore, she wouldn’t have released a statement about the end of her relationship with Severino. But ever since her affair ended in pregnancy, Thore knew that a baby wasn’t something she could hide.
“It wasn’t something I had been sitting with for months and months, but once I saw rumors about our relationship – after I finally deleted our photos on Instagram, for example – I knew that I just wanted to end it and announce so that I could fully start moving forward, ”said Thore People in June 2020, a month after confirming his separation from Severino.
“It’s a hard thing to navigate – honestly, I would have preferred not to say it, just to avoid the inevitable backlash and gossip, but at the same time, the people in their lives already knew that of course and a baby didn’t. is not something that can remain private in the future, ”continued the body-positive activist. “I certainly didn’t want it to sound like I didn’t know the whole situation, but at the same time, I really don’t want the drama and gossip.”
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