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Kris Jenner Puts Crickets (and Foot) in Mouth While Discussing Engagement Rumors

Courtesy of that trickster James Corden.


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For the last few weeks, rumors that America’s reality tv matriarch Kris Jenner and her longtime boyfriend Corey Gamble had gotten engaged have been making their way through Calabasas and beyond, thanks to the massive diamond ring she’s been wearing on her left hand since the end of July. Though the entire Kardashian-Jenner squad has stayed mum on the topic ever since, this week, James Corden may have pried a quasi-confirmation out of the famed momager herself.

The big moment came on Tuesday night’s episode of The Late Late Show, during a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” in which Corden and his guest take turns asking each other tough questions and, if their opponent opts not to answer, choosing to put an off-putting but technically edible item in their mouths. At the very end of the segment, Corden placed a bowl of crickets in front of Jenner and asked, “You’ve been spotted wearing a massive diamond ring on your wedding finger — are you and Corey Gamble engaged?” Facing down the tiny insects, Jenner let out a faint “no,” then clarified that that wasn’t her answer to the question, but rather her announcement that she wouldn’t be answering it at all.

As the camera flashed to Gamble, watching it all go down from offstage, and Jenner appeared to be having some trouble building up the courage to eat one of the crickets, Corden kept pushing. “The ring’s right there! It’s a bit of a giveaway,” he said, pointing at the diamond-encrusted band on Jenner’s left hand. Unknowingly falling into the host’s trap, a still-distraught Jenner replied, “This isn’t the ring!” seemingly implying, as Corden was quick to point out, that that means there is apparently an engagement ring. Realizing she’d maybe put her foot in her mouth, Jenner downed a single cricket and would say no more. Fin.

The ring in question features an enormous rectangle-cut diamond set in a simple band, and would make sense as an engagement ring, since Jenner and Gamble have been dating for more than four years. That said, the 62-year-old has previously expressed her reluctance to walk down the aisle again. “You know, I’ve done that twice, and it didn’t work out so well. So I don’t know. You never know,” Jenner, who was previously married to Robert Kardashian and Caitlyn Jenner, told Ellen DeGeneres in 2017. She went on to imply that she’d be happy to live with Gamble in unwedded bliss for the foreseeable future, saying, “I’m going to take a page out of Goldie and Kurt‘s book, or Kourtney’s book. I just think as long as things are going so well, why ruffle it up?”

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