Sophie Monk shuts down engagement rumours after 'romantic trip'

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Sophie Monk has shut down new rumours she is engaged to her boyfriend-of-two-years Joshua Gross, after reports emerged he had popped the question during a romantic getaway.

Sophie and LA-based businessman Joshua first began dating at the end of 2018, and plenty of the TV personality’s fans regularly take to social media to ask the pair when they are getting married.

 Sophie Monk and Joshua Gross
Are Sophie Monk and Joshua Gross engaged? Photo: Instagram/joshuargross

A source reportedly told Woman's Day magazine Joshua whisked Sophie away for a romantic trip in Sydney last week, before dropping to one knee and surprising her with a diamond ring.

“Josh picked up the ring in Sydney last week and then surprised her by popping the question,” the insider claimed.

But after the ‘engagement news’ swept the country, Sophie took to her Instagram stories on Tuesday to clear things up promising her followers she was not engaged.

“Promise I’m not engaged... as if I wouldn’t tell you guys straight away,” she wrote, before adding in a later post that she would “insta live if I was”.

Photo: Instagram/sophie monk
Photo: Instagram/sophie monk

It’s not the first time similar rumours have surfaced, after Sophie was spotted wearing a huge diamond ring in November last year.

The Love Island host was sporting what appeared to be a gold band featuring a central diamond surrounded by a ring of smaller stones in the hilarious clip which saw her promoting her beauty line, MCoBeauty.

sophie monk and boyfriend josh gross
It’s not the first time engagement rumours have surfaced. Photo: Instagram/joshuargross

At the time her followers were quick to assume the bling meant wedding bells were on the horizon.

“Engaged?” enquired one fan.

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“Ok has to be said, ring on that finger in your story????” added another.

The former pop star and her beau regularly share loved up snaps on social media, sharing how totally smitten they are with one another.

Sophie Monk and Joshua Gross glam photo
The pair first started dating in 2018. Photo: Instagram/joshuargross

Sophie has been engaged at least twice before, first to Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte and then multi-millionaire businessman Jesse Esberg. She was also previously linked to Aussie actor Sam Worthington and American TV personality Ryan Seacrest.

Before dating Joshua, Sophie appeared to find ‘the one’ in wealthy publican Stu Laundy during the 2017 season of The Bachelorette, but the pair split just a few months after the show’s finale.

Additional reporting by Gillian Wolski.

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