It could be described as being caught between a rock and a hard place. Or, the $165,000 lovers stoush.
Either way you look at it, the romance between formerly engaged Manhattan couple Bradley Moss, 31, and Amy Bzura, 27, has come to a bitter end, with news the groom is attempting to sue his former fiancé for not returning the $165,000 diamond ring he gave her.
The couple had been dating for more than three years when Moss proposed to Bzura in November last year, the New York Post reports.
But instead of saying “I do” the couple said “I don’t”, calling off their October 29 wedding for reasons not known to the court.
A week before the nuptials were scheduled, Bzura gushed on social media that she could not wait to be Mrs. Moss. She also posted to her Instagram: “I can’t wait to be your nagging and annoying Jewish wife. You mean everything to me and I can’t wait to say ‘I do’ and make you the happiest man in 2016!”
Unfortunately the opposite has since come true — the lawsuit Moss has filed claims he wrote his ex a letter demanding she return the emerald cut sparkler but that she “willfully and maliciously refused”.
The suit calls for the return of the ring, or its value in cash, with interest, along with punitive damages determined by the court.
Meanwhile in Australia, a Canberra man has also launched legal action against his former fiancee in a bid to recoup the money he'd spent on her engagement ring following the end of their relationship.
He took the case to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal, seeking to recover the cost of the ring and gifts. Under the Marriage Act here, a person can no longer sue for damages linked to social or economic loss arising out of a breach of a promise to marry.
But the law doesn't apply to gifts given in anticipation of a marriage, meaning a person can try to recover an engagement ring, or its value, if the recipient has broken off the engagement.
The man’s application has since been dismissed.