Celebrities these days are some of the wealthiest people in the world. Entertainment is one of the hottest industries, so it is only fair that these are people who earn a lot of money. It is the price to pay if they have to deal with paparazzi 24/7 and people annoying them day after day after day. At the same time, we don’t think many celebrities care about what others think, as long as they are still getting paid. Hell, a vast majority of them seek controversy in order to stay relevant. Yeah, you know exactly who we are talking about.
Either way, the same way that the people in a small town will get married to their high school sweethearts and live their lives the same way their parents did, celebrities seem to repeat the same cycle over and over again. They meet another celebrity, they marry, they buy a huge ring, then they get divorced. Yeah, this is a trend we will see more often than you would believe on this list. Nevertheless, the fun part is checking out the rocks people give each other regardless of how long their marriages will last. Let’s just say that when you get paid millions of dollars every month, the three-month salary rule can become ridiculous.
20 Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux - $1 Million
If you are the guy to take the place of Brad Pitt, you know you have some very large shoes to fill. Is it even possible for someone to make up for the void that Brad Pitt left when he and Jennifer Aniston broke up back in 2005? Justin Theroux most certainly thought that he was the guy who could fill that space. And he put his money where his mouth was. We all knew Justin had money, but it was still surprising to see a guy spending $1 million on an engagement ring.
Unfortunately for him, that engagement ring did get him the marriage, but it did not help him keep Jennifer Aniston in the long run.
The couple spent three years seemingly happily married, but eventually, they separated earlier this year.
19 Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade - $1 Million
Of course, we needed to have an athlete on this list. And it is only fair that the first guy representing this brand of celebrity is one of the richest basketball players and one of the best of his generation. Dwyane Wade is a shooting guard like few others. The guy never had the best jump shot, but he seemed always to make it count when the stakes were the highest. He has won several NBA championships and has more All-Star appearances than we can count. Those accolades got him a lot of money, and he has an estimated net worth of around $115 million.
That kind of money sure gives you some wiggle room when it comes to spending money on an engagement ring.
And let’s just say Wade did not cheap out as he bought this massive rock worth $1 million to celebrate his union with Gabrielle Union.
18 Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones - $1 Million
Here we are talking about the beautiful marriage between Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He is a 73-year-old actor and producer who has won almost everything there is to win when it comes to the entertainment industry. She is a lot younger than him at 48 years old, but that doesn’t seem to take much of a toll in their marriage. When it comes to talent, Catherine is also a force to be reckoned with. An Academy Award winner, she also has a pair of Golden Globe nominations to her name.
These two have been married for almost 18 years, and the rock that was used to tie the knot was this 10-carat $1-million ring.
After almost 18 years together, we think it was worth every penny.
17 J-Lo And Ben Affleck - $1.2 Million
When two people who are ridiculously wealthy get married, it is only fair for everyone to assume that the engagement ring is also going to be something out of this world in terms of value. This was exactly the case when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got engaged. Ben is a successful actor who has a net worth somewhere north of $75 million. That means he has enough money to buy a solid engagement ring. But how can you impress a woman who has a net worth of $360 million? Yeah, that is the kind of money Jennifer Lopez has. Either way,
Affleck decided it was worth it and shelled out an estimated $1.2 million on a 4.5-carat engagement ring.
And that seemed to be the charm, but unfortunately for the couple, their engagement never became a marriage as they broke up 18 months into the relationship.
16 Kate Upton And Justin Verlander - $1.5 Million
Another athlete to join the ranks of guys who have spent millions of dollars on an engagement ring to a celebrity fiancée is Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. Let’s just say that 2017 was a hell of a year for this 35-year-old baseball player. Verlander was always a good pitcher, but he had yet to prove that he could perform at the biggest stage in baseball. He got that chance once he was traded to Houston in 2017. He helped them beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 to take home the 2017 World Series.
And yet, some might say that winning the World Series was still not the highlight of his year.
The reason for that is that this was the same year he got married to Kate Upton. The World Series paycheck probably helped, though, as the ring has an estimated value of $1.5 million.
15 Paris Hilton And Chris Zylka - $2 Million
When you are dating someone who is going into her third engagement, you have to start wondering if it is worth it to spend a lot of money on your engagement ring. Seriously, do you really think there is not even a small chance that you two are going to break up eventually, or worse, get a divorce after getting married? It is a sad thing, but it is also something that you must consider. It is similar to people who start dating someone with whom they helped cheat on a significant other. If they cheated with you, they will probably cheat on you. The past tends to repeat itself. You get the point.
Either way, Chris Zylka did not seem worried at all when he bought a 20-carat engagement ring
to celebrate his commitment to Paris Hilton. The price tag on that rock was nothing short of $2 million.
14 Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries - $2 Million
By now, everyone should have realized that sometimes engagement rings can be wasted money. But nobody wasted as much money as Kris Humphries did when he bought a $2-million engagement ring for Kim Kardashian. In his defense, though, we are going to put on our optimist hat for a second.
If Humphries spent $2 million on that engagement ring, it is easy to say that he paid $1 million for each year he stayed married to Kim Kardashian.
That sounds ridiculous, but when you start calculating how much money she asks for whenever she has to do an Instagram promotional post or anything like that, you come to the realization that $1 million a year to have her around is at least a good investment for your brand. Their marriage, however, was just a trainwreck.
13 Nick Cannon And Mariah Carey - $2.5 Million
The Nick Cannon-Mariah Carey relationship is a fun one to talk about. In some ways, it is hard to believe that these two are actually divorced. Some of the best crazy news about celebrities had to do with their marriage. Just remember that this is the couple that turned their kids’ dream true and created a candy room inside their home for their twins.
Unfortunately, their marriage lasted less than a decade as they tied the knot in 2008 and eventually divorced in 2016.
One of the funny things here is that, like the Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck ordeal, the disparity of wealth was huge. Nick is worth around $20 million. Meanwhile, Mariah is worth nothing less than $535 million. Although the disparity was huge, the guy did try to make it up with a $2.5-million engagement ring.
12 Anna Kournikova And Enrique Iglesias - $2.5 Million
Yet another couple in which both parties have a lot of money to spend, Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias have never confirmed if they ever got engaged or whether they are married or not. It is one of those weird situations in which no one knows what is really happening. Nevertheless, since they started dating all the way back in 2001, the Russian tennis player has sported one particular ring that paparazzi and tabloids everywhere claimed was her wedding ring given by Iglesias. Here’s the catch,
she might not confirm to anyone whether they are married or not, but this rock she was wearing is supposedly worth more than $2.5 million.
Yeah, we know Enrique makes a lot of money with his music and sometimes acting, but for anyone to shell out that kind of cash, it has to be a special occasion.
11 Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively - $2.5 Million
Freaking Ryan Reynolds. Is there anything this guy cannot do? Seriously, the only thing people can hate about Ryan Reynolds is the fact that he played the ridiculous role of Green Lantern back in 2011. That was a tragedy. However, it seems like Mr. Reynolds is someone who excels in everything else in life. He’s got the money, he’s got the looks, and despite the fact that the ladies love him, he already has a stunning wife to share his home with.
The funny thing here is that Reynolds met Blake Lively while they were filming Green Lantern. So, at least one good thing came out of that crime of a movie. The two of them started dating and eventually married in 2012. The rock that Mr. Reynolds bought to celebrate their engagement was this 12-carat beauty worth something around $2.5 million.
10 Kobe And Vanessa Bryant - $4 Million
Few athletes in the history of our world have managed to gather as massive a cult following as the man named Kobe Bryant did during his career. You would be lying if you said you have never been in class, on the street, or anywhere and never heard someone throwing a can or any other kind of garbage in the trash and yelling “Kobe!” Yes, Kobe Bryant is a synonym for making buckets. The man was arguably one of the greatest scorers who ever lived, and he got paid the kind of money one of the best players in history should get paid.
And one person who managed to enjoy all of that alongside him is his sweetheart, Vanessa, who has been alongside Kobe through thick and thin.
That is one of the reasons everyone was glad when he gave her an upgrade on the ring department with this $4-million beauty.
9 Beyoncé And Jay-Z - More Than $5 Million
If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the definition of a power couple in the movie industry, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are their counterparts in the music game. You will have a hard time finding a couple that is more accomplished than these two in their respective areas. Jay-Z is the kind of guy who defined a generation, the same way that Beyoncé is the kind of woman who is still defining another generation.
It is easy to say that when these two began dating and eventually told the world that they were going to get married, everyone was ecstatic.
The whole world wanted to see what they could do together, and the answer to that was greatness. A greatness that might only be surpassed by the rock Jay-Z bought his fiancée to celebrate their engagement—an 18-carat ring worth more than $5 million.
8 Kim Kardashian And Kanye West - $8 Million
There are power couples across the globe. But there are not many couples that divide opinions as much as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. If you go and ask around any street whether someone either loves or hates this couple, you might actually get fairly equal numbers. Not many people approve the way Kim got her fame. And even fewer people are happy with Kanye since he apparently went crazy, ranting during concerts and not even showing up on time to give his fans the show they deserve.
Whether your opinion on these two is positive or negative, no one can deny that they are a couple that at least gives the impression to be swimming in money.
This all started when they got engaged, and the rapper spent an estimated $8-million to buy his beloved this 15-carat engagement ring.
7 Mariah Carey And James Packer - $10 Million
Well, if Kim Kardashian fans thought she would be the only woman to appear twice on our list, they were dearly wrong. Not only was the Kardashian-West engagement ring not the most expensive we could find, but it was also kind of blown off the water by the rock that James Packer bought Mariah Carey when they got engaged. After Mariah got divorced from Nick Cannon, she met the Australian billionaire and apparently fell in love with him.
Yes, her divorce had barely gone through, and that same year, Carey and Packer announced that they were engaged. And the announcement came with this rock that is worth an estimated $10 million.
Yes, poor Nick Cannon could only afford a stone worth $2.5 million. That being said, it is hard to compete in terms of wealth with a guy who has a net worth of almost $4 billion.
6 Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes - Worth Anything From $300,000 To $1.5 million
Tom Cruise is the kind of man who would not cheap out when it comes to engagement rings. His marriage to Katie Holmes lasted almost three years as they tied the knot in 2006 before eventually divorcing in 2012.
We will talk about the ring in a little bit, but everyone should remember that this is the relationship that made Cruise go crazy on The Oprah Winfrey Show when he publicly declared his love for Katie (when he jumped on a couch). The entire world was mind-blown by his reaction, as was Oprah. But that was not the only demonstration of love since he gave her this engagement ring that experts say can be worth anything from $300,000 to $1.5 million.
5 Lady Gaga And Taylor Kinney - $500,000 (Went Cheap)
Lady Gaga is a peculiar human being. Yeah, when you have to portray the persona she does while on stage, it is hard for people to not imagine that you are “weird.” Nevertheless, there was one actor who managed to see the woman through all those layers of weird clothing and whatever else was in-between. And for all intents and purposes, it really did seem like Taylor Kinney loved Lady Gaga—that and maybe the fact that she has a fortune.
After all, Taylor is only worth something around $2 million.
Yeah, men can be gold diggers too, people. But that is all just speculation. The fact in question is that these two got engaged in 2015 but ultimately called quits the following year without ever getting married, which is a shame since it seems like the actor spent about $500,000 on that rock.
4 Mike Comrie And Hilary Duff - $700,000 (Went Cheap)
Hilary Duff is the kind of star who has been in the spotlight since she was a little kid. She went through the whole process of being a famous Disney star to becoming a full-blown celebrity that people all around the globe love. Her fan following is something crazy. So, it is no surprise that when she decided to marry a hockey player, the sport probably got a few more fans. It also helps that Mike Comrie was a good player who lasted quite a bit in the NHL.
Unfortunately, their relationship is something that did not last too long. They were married for six years before eventually filing for divorce.
The fun fact here is that Hilary supposedly had to pay her ex-husband $2.4 million in the divorce settlement. That has to make up for the $700,000 he paid for the engagement ring.
3 Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt - $500,000 (Went Cheap)
Few couples in the history of our world have ever been as close to the definition of “power couple” as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Since the moment these two met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the world knew it was about to have a couple that would take over the celebrity spectrum. This romance lasted for more than a decade, as it had its beginning during the filming in 2005, supposedly after Brad’s divorce to Jennifer Aniston had started, and it lasted all the way to 2016.
While many people are sad to see it end, it is always good to remember the nice parts, like when Pitt took an entire year to design the $500,000 engagement ring.
Yes, that ring was so carefully planned that many people would think Brad spent more time on it than on his movies. He might not have dished out Millions, but he did dish out a lot of time.
2 The Royal Engagement Ring - Around $300,000 (Went Cheap... For A Royal...)
No one really knows what the exact price tag of the engagement ring Prince Harry gave to Meghan Markle was, but there is one thing most people agree when it comes to how valuable that piece of jewelry is. Not only for the fact that having someone representing everything that Meghan does joining the Royal family is an example for young people everywhere. But the most important thing here is that this ring is made out of diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection. Yes, talk about invaluable.
Some estimates put the ring in the ballpark of it being worth $300,000 or more. Others say it is worth less than many other royalty engagement rings.
Still, not many duchesses out there can say that they are wearing a ring that has ties to Princess Diana.
1 Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill - $750,000 (Went Cheap)
According to Nicki Minaj, she never got engaged to Meek Mill. At the same time, she spent a whole bunch of hours bragging on Instagram about this heart-shaped beast of a diamond she got. It is only fair for people to assume that this could be an engagement ring given to her by her then-boyfriend, Meek Mill. Of course, the relationship between the two rappers only lasted a couple of years, but it was enough for the engagement rumors to be flying around before she confirmed that the two of them were no longer together.
But let’s talk about that rock for a little bit. This has an estimated value of $750,000.
And the size is not all filling either. The heart-shaped diamond has 8 carats and a yellow stone. Sorry, Nicki, but this has to be an engagement ring.