Ariana Grande, 27, announced her engagement to boyfriend Dalton Gomez, 25, this past Sunday.
The pop star shared the news on Instagram with the caption “forever n then some,” along with a collection of photos.
One of the photos is a close-up of the pearl and diamond engagement ring from her real estate agent fiancé, and a heartwarming fan theory has emerged on social media about the pearl. Fans think the pearl is a family heirloom — originally set in her grandfather’s tie pin, which after his death, was made into a ring for her in 2014, and is now possibly reset in her engagement ring.
“Nonna had a ring made for me w/ the pearl from grandpa’s tie pin. She says he told her in a dream it’d protect me <3,” Grande tweeted at the time.
Ariana Grande hasn’t confirmed this fan theory, and it’s possible Gomez is just echoing the sentiment of loving protection by including a pearl in the engagement ring. Grande joins the pearl engagement ring trend with Emma Stone and Michelle Williams.