Ariana Grande Just Got Engaged And The Theory Behind Her Engagement Ring Is So Freakin' Cute

    "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."

    So, in case you missed the big news on Sunday, let me be the one to tell you that ARIANA GRANDE IS ENGAGED!

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    The "7 Rings" singer casually announced the news on Instagram, flashing a pretty huge diamond sparkler alongside pictures of her and boyfriend/fiancé Dalton Gomez.

    Just look how happy they look!

    Celebs and fans alike were quick to congratulate the couple, with Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, and Hailey Bieber leading the way.

    And Ariana's mom, Joan Grande, gave her blessing and seal of approval, publicly welcoming Dalton to the family.

    I am so excited to welcome Dalton Gomez into our family! Ariana, I love you and Dalton so much!!!! Here’s to happily ever after! YAY! xoxoxo

    While big brother Frankie also tweeted his excitement about the news.

    I am so happy for my sister and so excited to (officially) welcome Dalton into the family! YAY! This is just the beginning of a long-lasting life filled with laughter & love. Ugh. I love you Ariana & Dalton! HAPPY ENGAGEMENT! 🤍🥰🥳😍💗

    But, although Ariana didn't really say anything in the caption of her announcement, eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice a couple of details that basically have us all tearing up.

    First of all there was the ring, which is a somewhat unique design — a huge diamond rock sat next to a simple pearl.

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    According to experts, the ring could be valued anywhere between $150,000 and $200,000.

    Well, fans pulled up this tweet from 2014, where Ariana revealed her grandmother had a ring made for her using the pearl from her grandfather's tie pin to "protect" her.

    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

    Ariana's grandfather, Frank Grande, died in July 2014.

    Although Ariana hasn't confirmed the theory, it looks like that same pearl could've also been used in the engagement ring, or at least used as inspiration behind it.

    Not only that, but fans also noticed Ariana's caption seemed to give another subtle nod to her grandparents. On Instagram, she wrote: "Forever n then some."

    And in July 2018, she tweeted a picture of her grandparents with the exact same caption.

    Well, that's me in tears for the rest of the day then!

    Ariana and Dalton have been keeping their relationship relatively lowkey since they started dating, only rarely popping up on each other's Instagram stories.

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    It's thought the couple began dating in March, quarantining together throughout the pandemic. They made their relationship public when Dalton made a cameo in the music video for Ariana's collaboration with Justin Bieber, "Stuck With U".

    Congrats to the happy couple! 💖

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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