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Jo de la Rosa, original Real Housewives Of Orange County star and infamous ex of Slade Smiley, recently announced that she’s engaged!

After splitting with Slade, returning that Mercedes, and trying her luck at a spinoff called Date My Ex: Jo & Slade, plus a disastrous attempt at launching a music career (she released the album Unscripted in 2008), Jo left reality TV and the public eye behind. Instead Jo focused on building a successful career in marketing and ad sales. 

You can check out Jo’s ring below!

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Last month Jo got engaged to her longtime beau Mark Lovette, the CEO and founder of Empire Digital, a media and advertising firm. The couple have been together for 3-years. 

Jo, who recently celebrated her 35th birthday, shared the exciting engagement news on instagram, along with a peek at the ring, and revealed she had no idea Mark was planning to propose. 

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Most unexpected surprise ever! So excited to start planning forever with the most incredible man in the world and my best friend – feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. #TeamMarkAndJo #SheSaidYes.” [Credit: instagram]

On Facebook Jo thanked everyone for the kind words and well-wishes about her engagement, and revealed the top-secret proposal happened while the couple was on vacation. “Thank you all for the sweetest words and wishes ever on my engagement! Your kindness and support truly means the world to me and I’m absolutely humbled by the amount of love and support we’ve received on our engagement announcement – excited for all the pre-wedding adventures to come! #TeamMarkAndJo

Congratulations to Jo and Mark – let’s hope this wedding happens a lot sooner than Gretchen and Slade’s! Also, what a gorgeous ring. One that wasn’t pawned, or repurposed… 

CONGRATULATIONS JO!

[Main Photo Credit: Instagram]

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