Gwyneth Paltrow Swaps Engagement Ring for Gold Signet Band Engraved With Brad Falchuk's Initials

Is it a wedding ring?

Updated 04/19/18

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Between her "hen weekend" getaway to the yet-to-be-opened Four Seasons Costa Palmas resort in Cabo last weekend and her extravagant engagement party in Los Angeles on Sunday, Gwyneth Paltrow has sent the rumor mill spinning into overdrive with speculation that she and Brad Falchuk secretly tied the knot sometime in the past week. And on Wednesday night, Paltrow fanned more speculation when she arrived at an event in San Francisco wearing a brand new ring in place of her engagement band.

The new ring was spotted on Paltrow's left hand as she walked the red carpet at the premiere of musical Head Over Heels at San Francisco's historic Curran Theatre. If the piece is a wedding band, it would be an atypical one—it's a large gold signet ring with a square face, featuring her fiancé's initials engraved on either side of a crossed pair of arrows. Paltrow's engagement ring was equally unique: Rather than popping the question with a classic diamond, Falchuk offered Paltrow an intricate silver band topped with a massive round sapphire, which Paltrow joked earlier this year could double as one of her infamous yoni eggs. No word yet on what Goop-approved wellness benefit the signet band offers.

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If Paltrow, 45, and Falchuk, 47, who confirmed their engagement in January after months of speculation, did tie the knot in a secret ceremony, chances are that it happened during their star-studded engagement party at the Los Angeles Theatre on Sunday. The black-tie affair was hosted by Falchuk's Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, and the guest list included Reese Witherspoon, Liv Tyler, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Roberts, among many other A-list well-wishers. Afterward, Paltrow shared a photo from the party on Instagram in which she wears a one-shouldered burgundy Giambattista Valli gown and grins at Falchuk, who donned a dapper white tuxedo for the bash. "Thank you to all of our amazing true and dear friends who came to support us. We feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have all of you in our lives. And most of all thank you @bradfalchuk for the true happiness," Paltrow wrote.

And lest you think Paltrow's opting for a rich purple-y gown at Sunday's party instead of a white one means it couldn't have been her wedding, keep in mind that the actress previously told Entertainment Tonight that she was planning on taking a less traditional route for her second time saying "I do." "I think I'm [too] old to have a big wedding and a big ole white dress and all that," she told ET in January. "I gotta dial it back."

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