Lady Gaga to Jimmy Fallon: Fiancé Bought Huge Diamond to Scare Off Other Guys

In an entertaining 20-second repartee, Lady Gaga revealed to Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and 3.7 million home viewers the real reason her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, bought her such an enormous heart-shaped diamond engagement ring. It was to scare off other guys.

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Fallon was about 90 seconds into his interview with the 29-year-old “Poker Face” diva — chatting about her February engagement — when he accidentally placed his right hand on her left.

“I just put my hand on top of yours and I felt that rock,” Fallon said. “Ooh, la, la, lee.”

“I think that’s why he got me such a big one,” Gaga responded. “So if men touch my hand they’ll be like, ‘Oh, I feel something.'”

“Oh my gosh,” added Fallon. “That is a beautiful diamond ring there.”

“Thank you,” she said.

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So for the record, Gaga believes her 8-carat heart-shaped diamond delivers a powerful and unambiguous message to other suitors to keep their distance.

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Gaga fans may remember how she surprised her 5.6 million Instagram followers (currently 11.4 million) with the announcement of her Valentine’s Day engagement to Kinney. A crystal clear black-and-white shot of her stunning ring was captioned, “He gave me his heart on Valentines’s Day, and I said YES!”

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Jewelry industry experts at the time estimated that the 34-year-old Chicago Fire actor spent upwards of $500,000 for the ring.

About a week after her engagement, Gaga revealed a secret design detail of the heart-shaped diamond engagement ring — a sweet and sentimental element she called her “favorite part” of the ring.

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Instead of adding an inscription, fiancé Kinney arranged for a neat enhancement to the band — “T [heart] S” spelled out in pavé diamonds. The “S” is for Stefani, Gaga’s birth name.

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“I’m such a happy bride-to-be!” Gaga wrote on Instagram. “I can’t stop smiling!!”

Check out Gaga’s cute exchange with Fallon on The Tonight Show. Her engagement ring becomes the focus of the conversation at the 1:30 mark.

Photos: Screen capture via YouTube; Instagram/LadyGaga; Instagram/TaylorKinney.

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