Sophie Monk Is Engaged, Casts Off 'Bachelorette' Label For Good

Sophie Monk met her now-fiancé Joshua Gross on a plane.

Sophie Monk is getting hitched!

The former Bachelorette star is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Joshua Gross, after he popped the question a few days ago, while on a trip to Sydney, reports Woman's Day.

Apparently the engagement ring – a team effort by Josh and Sophie's favourite jeweller Luke Rose – is an oval solitaire with a hidden halo and is worth a reported $25,000 (I would just take the cash, but each to their own).

The couple met on a flight in 2018 and celebrated their second anniversary a few months ago.

Rumour had it (and by "rumour" we mean a source telling Woman's Day) Sophie blocked her mum and sister on social media after they initially "expressed concern" over her whirlwind romance.

"Josh wasn't immediately accepted in the family and they had some hesitation, but the family have finally come on board," the source continues. Ah yes, what's a wedding without some familial resistance! We love a modern-day Jane Austen situation.

If you remember, the long-time actor and presenter won a new bevy of fans when her very funny Hard Chat interview with Tom Gleeson went viral back in 2017. Her quip about wanting to star on The Bachelorette landed her that very role later in the year. Some of Sophie's most famous exes include British actor Jason Statham, US TV host Ryan Seacrest, Entourage star Kevin Connolly and fellow Aussie actor Sam Worthington.

Congrats to all involved!

Written by Sangeeta Kocharekar, an American-born, Sydney-based writer at MTV. Photos from her pre-COVID-19 days as a travel writer are here.

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