Long-term couple Albie Manzo, the son of famous reality star Caroline Manzo, proposed to his gorgeous girlfriend, Chelsea DeMonaco, on April 20, finally deciding to tie the knot. Albie’s mother was quick to announce that her son was engaged to be married on Instagram while congratulating the happy couple.
In this article, we’ll tell you more about the engagement, their relationship, and the astonishing emerald-cut diamond ring the bride-to-be received.
“She Said Yes”
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” former star Caroline Manzo didn’t waste time announcing her handsome son had finally proposed to his long-term girlfriend. In her post on Instagram, the mom of the groom-to-be congratulated the happy couple with a sweet message. She shared her love for them and excitement about the future.
After Caroline, the messages from lovebirds’ family and friends started to overwhelm social media. Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline’s sister-in-law, and her daughter Ashlee Holmes also wished the best to the happy couple and a beautiful life together. Albie’s sister Lauren Manzo Scalia also chimed in during the Instagram celebration. “Excited to get a sister” was Lauren’s way of officially welcoming DeMonaco into the family.
An Unforgettable Night
The proposal was a surprise for Chelsea DeMonaco. Her now-future husband invited Chelsea to a simple dinner party organized to celebrate the birthday of Albie’s father, Albert Manzo. That’s what DeMonaco thought, at least.
Since it was a birthday party, the entire Manzo family was there. Albie, however, invited both sides of the family to this celebration. It was at the New Jersey restaurant, Augustino’s, when the “Dear Albie” podcast star popped the question.
Chelsea DeMonaco was wearing a gorgeous brown silk dress, and the emerald-cut diamond solitaire engagement ring from Yanina & Co. Fine Jewelry completed her outfit. It was as if she knew it would happen and what ring she’d receive. Talk about meant to be.
The proposal wasn’t a surprising ending to a beautiful love story between the two lovebirds. Albie and Chelsea have been dating since December 2019, and after several years of dating, Albie decided it was time to make things official.
Chelsea DeMonaco was quick to announce her engagement on social media. She called the night “unforgettable.” while also giving a shoutout to the birthday man of the night, Albie’s father. She thanked Albert for taking the hit on what was supposed to be his birthday party and added, “Promise we will gift you with some gran babies eventually.”
The Relationship of the Happy Couple
Caroline Manzo, Albie’s mother, was always protective of her son regarding caring for his career and not letting him go astray. When Albie became popular in 2012, Caroline was there to ensure Albie focused on his career despite his dating life at that time. The groom-to-be made a name for himself as an entrepreneur with his brother Chris Manzo.
During that time in 2012, Albie was dating a cheerleader for the New York Jets, Lindsey Andrew. Caroline revealed to the public that she didn’t want Albie to get distracted from his goal in life with girls like Lindsey. She said he needed someone who would understand his work commitment. And it seems that the perfect girl Caroline was looking for his son came in 2019.
In December 2019, Albie and Chelsea shared their first Instagram photo, celebrating New Year’s at Rockefeller Center. At that moment, the public wasn’t sure if the two were an item yet. The confirmation came not long after, in January 2020, when Albie wished his love a happy birthday. His mother was delighted, too, seeing the effect DeMonaco had on her son. She was hoping for an engagement in 2020 and gave the stamp of approval to Chelsea.
Who Is Chelsea DeMonaco?
Chelsea DeMonaco is reasonably private, so not much was known about her before her relationship with Albie. At that time, she even kept her Instagram profile locked. As it happens, the bride-to-be is an artist. She owns a company specializing in home décor, Elysian Embers Collection. Her brand is centered around customized wood-burned charcuterie boards.
DeMonaco isn’t shy when it comes to showing her affection for Albie. During 2020 we saw plenty of affectionate photos on Instagram between the couple. Albie shared cute moments of Chelsea, like one wherein she fell asleep on the table and another where the two enjoyed some wine.
The loving and affectionate photos didn’t stop in 2021 either, with Albie and Chelsea celebrating each other on birthdays, amongst other achievements.
Let’s Hear More About the Ring
The surprise engagement party with the couple’s family was crowned with an astonishing emerald-cut diamond ring. This emerald-cut solitaire ring fitted Chelsea’s hand perfectly when Albie placed it on her finger.
The modern emerald cut is a descendant of the Asscher cut. The emerald cut gives the light a different reflection creating a beautiful effect resembling a hall of mirrors. This cut is popular for engagement rings, which is one of the reasons we can now see the rectangular-shaped ring on DeMonaco’s finger. It is designed to be used in a single-stone setting like DeMonaco’s solitaire ring.
The solitaire ring features a single stone held down with prongs, pressure, or a bezel. By some rules, the rest of the ring should be minimalistic. However, solitaire rings nowadays sometimes include other stones on the prongs or set into the bands. The ring style is a safe choice since it goes well with all outfits, and the central diamond gets all the spotlight.
How Much Is the Ring Worth?
It’s often tricky to answer this question well if not much is known about the ring. In this case, we don’t know the weight of the ring, if it’s colorless or near colorless, or where it stands on the clarity chart. When talking about the colorless feature of the diamond, the information can tell us approximately how much the ring is worth. The difference between colorless and near colorless is in tens of thousands of dollars.
But don’t fret because we reached out to The Wedding Scoop jewelry experts to estimate a ring. Since Albie and Chelsea didn’t disclose information about the ring, the estimated value might not be 100% accurate. The Wedding Scoop experts estimated the ring’s worth to be $…
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