Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hauer's estranged husband, Jordan Wyn-Jones, and his father, Lee, are embroiled in a dispute over the ownership of Karen's engagement ring. The £60 H. Samuel gold band, adorned with a single jewel, was given to Karen by Jordan before their wedding last year. Jordan claims that the ring was left to him by his late mother Anne, while his father insists that it belongs to him. Both parties agree that the ring holds significant sentimental value.
Expressing his attachment to the ring, Jordan revealed, "It was my mum's ring she left it to me when she passed away." He further stated, "I knew I wanted to give her my mum’s ring the second I met her." Jordan remains optimistic that Karen will return the ring to him, emphasizing that she understands its sentimental significance.
On the other hand, Lee argues that the ring belongs to him and not Jordan. He claims that it was given to Karen as a gift, but ultimately, it rightfully belongs to him. Lee expressed gratitude that Karen returned the ring to Jordan, acknowledging that it holds sentimental rather than monetary value. He emphasized, "It’s not about the money. It is purely sentimental value. Some things money can’t buy."
The conflicting claims over the ring's ownership have sparked a debate between the estranged husband and his father. While Jordan did not attend his wedding to Karen due to disagreements, he reminisced about purchasing the ring from H. Samuel in Brighton, noting the countless memories associated with it.
This dispute follows Karen and Jordan's recent split, which Jordan partially attributes to the strain caused by Karen's demanding schedule on Strictly Come Dancing and tour commitments. Additionally, their divergent desires regarding starting a family further contributed to the separation. Karen, approaching 40, prioritized her career, while Jordan, at 34, had a strong desire to become a father.
Despite the separation, it is reported that Karen and Jordan are parting amicably. Earlier this year, they shared their decision to seek counseling for their relationship, acknowledging the challenges they faced and their commitment to working through them. Both parties have expressed well wishes for each other in this difficult time.
News Readers has reached out to Karen Hauer for a comment regarding the ongoing dispute over the engagement ring's ownership.