Season Three Runner-up Diana DeGarmo and Season Five 7th place Ace Young announced their formal engagement.
The scene of their engagement was the “AI” stage of the popular show and was broadcast live in the season finale. They have been a couple for two years now. As customary with celebrities, attention has been focused on the engagement ring itself.
Young said he and a good friend designed the ring using as his inspiration DeGarmo’s love of Sunflowers and her person expression that “gold needs to come back”. The 18-carat diamond ring has two side diamonds of .2 carats total weight and is meant to appear like a sunflower. DeGarmo herself is thrilled with the ring as it codifies her love for Young.
Despite their Idol backgrounds, the couple didn’t meet on the popular show. Rather, they were both signed on to work on the Broadway musical “Hair” and the rest is history.