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September 23, 2021
Flip or Flop star Christina Haack is rockin’ a 5-carat, radiant-cut diamond engagement ring given to her by Austin-based realtor Joshua Hall during their romantic Mexican getaway.
The 38-year-old TV personality announced the engagement to her 1.7 Instagram followers on Monday via a series of romantic photos and a minimalist caption comprising five emojis — a red heart, infinity sign, padlock, skeleton key and diamond ring. In two of the photos, an engagement ring can be seen on her hand. She also added “Josh Hall” and an engagement ring emoji to her Instagram bio.
If fans still weren’t 100% sure that those clues signaled she was engaged, Haack added a captioned closeup of her new ring to her Instagram Story. On the photo, which shows her caressing her new fiancé’s tattooed wrist, she thanked the Los Angeles jeweler who designed the ring.
Jeweler Benny Hayoun of Benny and the Gems told PageSix.com that Hall had a very clear idea of the type of engagement ring Haack would prefer. He insisted that the jeweler fabricate the platinum piece by hand. Hall didn’t want anything “too flashy.” The stone had to be proportional to Haack’s finger.
“He had in his brain all of what he wanted to do,” Hayoun said. “It took me four or five days to make it happen because he insisted on making it by hand, meaning there’s no wax, no computer programming involved.”
The result was a rectangular, radiant-cut diamond set upon a delicate, diamond-adorned band.
“She absolutely loved it,” the jeweler told PageSix.com.
The proposal took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, where the couple had been celebrating Haack’s birthday. According to an earlier Instagram post by Haack, the couple met this past spring.
“The synchronicities hit us so hard and fast they were impossible to ignore,” she wrote.
This will be Haack’s third marriage. Her first was to Flip or Flop costar Tarek El Moussa from 2009 to 2018. Her second marriage was to TV host Ant Anstead from 2018 to 2021.
In addition to continuing her gig on Flip or Flop, the popular HGTV series that launched in 2013, the bride-to-be now has her own HGTV series called Christina on the Coast.
Credits: Images via Instagram.com / christinahaack.