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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
“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.