Hugh Hefner's ex girlfriend, who starred in the E! reality show alongside Hef's fellow ex girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson, recently said yes to boyfriend Nick Carpenter. But from the get-go she knew she didn't want to be a traditional bride, which is why the former playmate, who loves all things Halloween-related, fell hard for a spider shaped ring with diamond pavé on the top of it. Post-proposal, Marquardt revealed the one-of-a-kind gem, reassuring fans that it isn't a black widow spider.
Next to a close-up of the shimmering ring she wrote: "For those asking about my engagement ring... @nicholascarpenter wanted to get me something traditional & I wanted something different & unique! It's a diamond paved spider (not a black widow) designed by @lynn_ban & it is absolutely perfect for me!! he knows me well!"
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The proposal wasn't too spooky, although Carpenter did briefly prank Marquardt. "He took me hiking up to our favorite spot," she told Us Weekly. "Long story short, he faked me out! There was a fake spider ring in the dirt and I was like, 'That's so weird. How weird!' Because we talked about this spider ring I really liked and now there's this fake one here. Anyway, I was putting it back in the dirt because it wasn't mine...and I turned around and he was on one knee pulling out the real ring."
"I was surprised by the actual proposal," she added. "I just wanted something different, something unique, something that reflected more of my personality, so [the ring] was perfect."
And while the bling totally reflected her inner self, Marquardt assures everyone she's not obsessed with spiders. "I don't have a love for spiders. There's all these weird stories like, she has a love for spiders, it's a black widow. It's none of that, it's just something different, something that reflected my personality."