The Engagement of Mimi?
New beau plops down $2.5M on engagement ring
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2008 9:31 AM CDT
Singer Mariah Carey performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square, Friday, April 25, 2008 in New York.    (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Mariah Carey might be keeping silent about the $2.5 million 17-carat engagement rock on her finger, but her new beau isn't. Actor Nick Cannon was overheard yesterday saying the pair are going to marry, reports the New York Post, during a follow-up visit to the New York jeweler where he purchased the bauble. "Maybe he's making payments on it," laughed the Post's source. Carey started sporting the ring last week.