Less than two years after finalizing his divorce from Kalely Cucoco, known for her work on The Flight Attendant and The Big Bang Theory, Karl Cook took to Instagram to announce his engagement to his sweetheart, Mackenzie Drazan.
Here we’ll discuss all the juicy details of Karl’s previous marriage, engagement, and the exquisite oval-cut engagement ring he gave to Mackenzie.
Karl and Mackenzie – Relationship Timeline
Karl and Mackenzie have kept their relationship largely under wraps for the last two years. Neither were eager to share details of their love life with the press. As such, personal details such as how they met are hard to find.
Once considered a “triple threat” by Teen Vogue in 2013, Mackenzie is a model and competitive-horseback-rider-turned-mental-health-advocate. Following her sister’s suicide, fashion and modeling understandably took a back seat. Karl, son of billionaire Scott Cook, is an American equestrian and businessman with a net worth of $100 million. In terms of social media, Karl has 296,000 followers on Instagram while Mackenzie has 7,000+.
Karl and Mackenzie could’ve possibly met at a horse show. They are equestrians, after all. We can only speculate. But there are a few romantic snaps posted on Instagram that offer an insight into their love life
Karl went Instagram official with their relationship September 2002. Karl shared photos of the pair enjoying a trip to the Yosemite National Park. It seemed to be the start of their love story. They smile with their arms wrapped tightly around one another and smile in the photos.
Fans seemed to approve, with commentators noting how joyful Karl appeared. Others suggest that the work Mackenzie was doing for mental health organizations made them a great match. In general, fans were delighted when the couple got together.
They had a wonderful time on their vacation. Karl shared shots of Mackenzie walking in the park and taking in the beautiful scenery. Karl captioned the post as “one hell of a trip to Yosemite!” It seemed to be a time to remember.
A December 22nd post from 2002 show the couple deeply in love. In one post, Karl wrote that he didn’t want to spend one minute or one moment without Mackenzie.
McKenzie also took to Instagram to share her sentiments about her newfound love. Posting a picture of the couple smiling, she wrote, “happy, happy, happy” with a heart face emoji.
For Valentine’s Day, Mackenzie uploaded a photo of the couple in a loving embrace. Following a fire and heart emoji, she confessed, “Love you the most.” Karl responded in kind, saying that he loved her too.
News of the engagement hit Instagram in June of 2023. Karl shared a photo of himself and fiancée Mackenzie. He wrote that only “deep happiness and love” existed for his sweetie. Mackenzie, gazing lovingly at Karl, held out her hand and presented the ring for the world to see.
Mackenzie shared the same image Karl posted on Instagram, and confirmed that she accepted his proposal with wild abandonment. “YES! YES! YES!” she exclaimed. Mackenzie commented under the photo that she was still pinching herself to see if she was about to marry the man of her dreams.
Finding Love Again After Divorce
The happy news follows shortly after a sad chapter closed in Karl’s life. Karl announced that he and Kaley were divorcing in September 2021. The divorce was amicable. Noting that life pulled Karl and Kaley in different directions, they both accepted it’s time to move on. They stated that they would be doing so without any anger or animosity toward one another.
Welcoming a New Life
Kaley has since welcomed a baby girl, Matilda Carmine Richie Pelphrey, with actor Tom Pelphrey from the Ozarks into the world. Two months after meeting at the Ozarks premiere, news spread that Kaley was pregnant with their daughter. Kaley felt she wasn’t getting any younger, and the s time was right to welcome a child.
Marriage isn’t currently in the books for Kaley though. After her divorce from Karl, Kaley shared how she spun into a deep depression and struggled both emotionally and mentally. That isn’t something she wants to experience again. In an interview with Glamour, Kaley said she prefers having a long-lasting partnership with a special someone.
Meanwhile, Karl and Mackenzie will move on with planning their wedding. Though we don’t have any specifics about the special day, it will likely be one to remember.
Let’s Hear More About the Ring
Let’s get into the juicy details about the ring Karl purchased for Mackenzie.
Mackenzie’s ring is a large oval-shaped diamond situated in the center and on a triple band. The first band is represents the promise to marry. The second band represents the actual union. The third represents another milestone for the couple and their relationship, such as the birth of a child.
If you’re wondering about the specifics about the diamond in the front, we’re not sure since the details haven’t been made public. We know that the size of a diamond for an engagement ring is typically around 1 carat. However, Mackenzie’s ring certainly appears larger, even bigger than the 2.5-carat engagement ring that Karl gave to Kaley.
Diamond cuts like these usually appear larger because of the symmetrical shape. Jewelry experts state that the oval shape typically makes it look bigger than other diamonds of the same carat weight.
Mackenzie’s diamond could be anywhere from 3 to 4 carats.
The oval cut is a sophisticated choice, as it makes the diamond shine, and the ring’s oblong shape helps to draw attention to its beautiful style.
In fact, oval engagement rings are, according to a recent article from Vogue, experiencing a spike in popularity that just might be fueled by celebrity engagements. Ariana Grande, Hailey Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian, and Blake Lively have worn a cut and style that was once worn by Princess Diana. And now, Mackenzie can consider herself part of the bandwagon.
The cut is also unique because it doesn’t have sharp corners and angles. For that reason, it’s not likely to chip compared to other shapes. Hence, the oval cut is both functional, dazzling, and stylish.
How Much Is the Ring Worth?
We have yet to determine precisely how much Mackenzie’s engagement ring is worth. But skilled diamond experts can help estimate the cost. We asked Wedding Scoop jewelry experts their opinion, and they believe that the ring is probably worth around $300,000-$500,000. Kaley’s ring was valued to be around $80,000-$100,000.
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