La Toya Jackson reveals she's engaged

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La Toya Jackson Reveals She's Engaged

The rumors had been swirling, but nothing had been confirmed –- La Toya Jackson ... engaged or not? She finally revealed the answer to ABC, and it's a yes. And man, does she have the ring to prove it.

La Toya Jackson reveals she's engaged
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La Toya Jackson's engagement ring is a whopping 17.5 carats. That bling nearly takes up her whole hand!

Evelyn Lozada, 37, got engaged to baseball player Carl Crawford on Christmas Day. The pregnant reality star posted a photo of her mammoth rock on Instagram along with a single word: YES! PEOPLE reports that the custom-made ring is a 14.5-carat diamond.

Sources close to TMZ say the rock cost Crawford around $1.4 million.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade announced their engagement on Dec. 20th. 'Sooooo this happened...#Yessss,' Union posted on Instagram.

Her stunning 8.5 carat cushion cut diamond ring also came with diamond earrings and diamond studs. The rock reportedly set Wade back $1 million.

Kim Kardashian shared her joy (and this stunning rock) with the world when she posted this photo to Instagram. The two got engaged on Oct. 21st. Kanye West picked a 15-carat diamond for Kim, and it reportedly cost between $4  to $5 million.

Ciara's fiance, rapper Future, surprised her with a 15-carat, $500K engagement ring on her 28th birthday in October.

The 'Big Bang Theory' actress and her tennis player love Ryan Sweeting got engaged in September after three months of dating.

Her gorgeous ring is an impressive 2.5-carat sparkler. It reportedly cost around $65,000.

On Sept. 4th,  a rep for Scarlett Johansson confirmed that she and Romain Dauriac were indeed engaged. He reportedly popped the question about a month earlier.

There's no word on the price of her Art Deco stunner.

The 'High School Musical' star Ashley Tisdale and fiance Christopher French got engaged on Aug. 8th. French reportedly popped the question on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building in NYC.

It's hard to miss the enormous square-cut gem that some have described as a 'planet.'

On Oct. 3, 'Glee' star Naya Rivera and 25-year-old rapper Big Sean confirmed their engagement.

Celebrity jewelry expert Michael O'Connor told E! that he estimates the ring is '3.5 carats to four, but closer to four carats with a platinum setting. The diamond looks to be in very good quality, of course, so her ring probably retailed at around $70,000."

On Oct. 13, the ecstatic celeb posted this photo of her gorgeous engagement ring.

In a post on her website entitled 'We're Engaged,' she wrote: 'William and I are overwhelmed by all of your warm wishes. Thank you so much for sharing in this special moment.' 

Her fiance, William Tell, is a USC law student who Something Corporate fans may recognize as the band's former guitarist and backing vocalist.

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After months of online rumors about La Toya's love life, this morning she's setting the record straight: she's engaged.

Her ring is 17.5 carats. It pretty much looks like it takes up half her hand. Not that we're jealous.

OK, we're jealous.

But People reports Jackson left her man, Jeffré Phillips, sweating a little: "Jackson was caught off guard by the proposal, so 'it wasn't a fast yes,' she tells PEOPLE. She followed a path of white rose petals and gardenias out to their hotel balcony ... Then, he surprised her with a 17.5 carat diamond ring, hidden under her dessert tray." When he popped the question, Jackson responded, "Geez, Jeffré, I'm sorry" and broke into tears.

La Toya Jackson reveals she's engaged
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She did eventually say yes, obviously. The happy couple hasn't set a date yet, and it seems 58-year-old Jackson has a lot going on these days. She recently began starring in her own reality show called "Life with La Toya." The star also mentioned she's always wanted to be a mother. So, who knows? Maybe a baby is in the cards, too.

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