Grab your tissues — because one of the most iconic couples of our time have called it quits after more than a year of dating. That’s right, we’re talking about Aubrey O’Day and Pauly D. E! News reports that the duo decided to pull the plug on their relationship over their conflicting views on marriage.
"They broke up," an insider tells the outlet. "Pauly is the one that broke up with Aubrey. She was pressuring him to get a ring, and he was not there yet. They are done. He hopes to remain friends with her, [but] she is pretty upset.”
The pair’s breakup comes just over a month after Aubrey, 33, gushed over her dreams of tying the knot with Pauly, 37, and starting a family with the Jersey Shore alum. "Well, I want a ring like ASAP!” the Danity Kane singer told E! News in June. “I think I put enough pressure for that to be going down sooner not later.”
Aubrey — who met Pauly while filming E!’s reality series Famously Single — added, “I’m looking for something serious and I'm ready to move to the next chapter in my life where I'm a wife and a mom and to experience other things than what I've been doing my entire career. He knows that and we made sure that's the page we were both on in the beginning.”
At the time, the dad-of-one — who shares daughter Amabella, 3, with ex Amanda Markert — seemed on board with the idea of settling down with Aubrey, whom he had recently moved in with. "We're looking forward to the next steps,” he said at the time. “She's the one for me, so I'm looking forward to the next steps and waiting for the right moment to make all that happen.”
In Touch was the first to report that Aubrey and Pauly began dating in November 2015. In August 2016, they sparked engagement rumors when the “Showstopper” songstress was spotted rocking a diamond ring on that finger while vacationing with the Rhode Island-born DJ in Paris.
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