Ricky Rayment makes light of his failed engagement to Marnie Simpson

Published Monday, Feb 29 2016, 16:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ricky Rayment has made a joke about Marnie Simpson never giving him back the ring he used to propose to her with...

Well, at least he can make light of the situation, right?

Ricky Rayment attends Lady Nadia's Valentine's event, Gilgamesh, London
11 February

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Marnie Simpson attends Gala Dinner in London
29 October

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Earlier today, Ricky gave his female followers a cheeky reminder that today, being a leap year, is the only day (traditionally) that they can pop the question to their partners.

He had tweeted: "It's a leap year this year.. You know what that means girls."

Reveal picked up on his tweet and when we asked the Essex boy if he was after a proposal, Ricky showed his sense of humour as he poked fun at himself.

The former TOWIE star tweeted us to say: "@RevealMag well I'm a ring down, was hoping to get one back to replace it."

Oh, Ricky!

He was previously engaged to Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson, having popped the question after enjoying a whirlwind romance of less than a year with her.

And proving he can be pretty brave, Ricky even did it on camera. He followed Marnie out to Greece and asked her to marry him during the finale of Geordie Shore's eleventh series.

However, just a few months later, Marnie confirmed she and Ricky had split. He has since said he does not regret proposing to her, but the pair have been in a bit of a battle over her engagement rock.

Ricky Rayment proposes to Marnie Simpson, Geordie Shore
22 December


Marnie revealed that Ricky had asked her for the ring back, but she doesn't want to give it up.

Speaking to us back in October, she said the ex-couple were in "discussions" about the ring. Marnie told us: "Ricky wants it back but I want to keep it because I really love it a lot. It's mine and I don't think I should give it back."

"Ricky said it's bad luck to keep something that didn't work out, and he can't understand why I'd want to keep it," she added. "He can't see why, if I was to meet someone new, I would want to keep something he gave me."

While he may have had no joy on the ring front, Ricky has appeared to move on from his former fiancee. He was recently linked to Ex On The Beach star Nancy-May Turner, but she has now confirmed the pair are no longer dating.

Marnie, meanwhile, has sparked romance rumours with her co-star Aaron Chalmers and has also been spotted on a date with Ibiza Weekender's Jordan Davies.

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