This week the rumor mill began spinning out gossip surrounding the possible end of the marriage between actor Russell Brand and singer Katy Perry. I like them together so, of course, I gave in and clicked around to see what all of the buzz was about. It looks like “sources say” the pair had a huge pre-holiday fight and Katy nixed her plans to fly her family out to London to be with her hubby and opted to hit the waves in Hawaii with her girlfriends. Paparazzi snapped photos of her swimming without her ring – big deal, she’s in the ocean – setting off the rumors that they had in fact called it quits. To add fuel to the flame, Russell was also spotted without his ring in London; only he wasn’t swimming, just hanging out. Yikes. I admit, it’s not looking good.
But, what do we know? Couples do fight – especially around the holidays, sadly. And, I’m not convinced that taking off your rings means you’ve completely ended things. Although, I do think it’s a sign of trouble.
I only take my wedding ring off to shower, bath, or swim, but hey, I’m a newlywed who still just loves to stare it at it sometimes, so maybe I’m a little bias.
Do you ever not wear your ring? If so, when? Have you ever spotted your husband without his? Were you cool with it? Put simply…is an empty left hand ring finger a sign of trouble in the marriage?