What The Rings Signify

It seems that engagements are a thing in Melbourne nowadays. Happy endings and new beginnings. Such is the case for actor Anthony LaPaglia who has just recently announced his engagement with fiancée, Alexandra Henkel. This was blatantly done during the YSL Beauty Club event in Melbourne when Henkel was making sure that everyone saw her engagement ring.

It was rumoured then that the 17-year marriage that LaPaglia had with ex-wife GiaCarides failed but this idea was shot down by the actor. He stated that it did not fail, it was just due to irreconcilable differences. LaPaglia and Carides are now sharing custody of their 15-year old daughter.

Going back to the newly engaged, with 30 years’ gap in their ages, the two seemed to go up against the world. Their love story was publicised when they attended the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road in May 2015 together. It was noted that it was just in March 2015 that LaPaglia and his then wife finally broke up. The years together seemed to bear changes in both as well. Not just their outlook but their appearance as well. The actor from Without A Trace is now sporting a new look and Henkel is seen as a blonde, a change since she was a brunette when they first got together. Conservative was gone and sophisticated and sexy is now her style too.

With this engagement, it’s going to be LaPaglia’s 3rd marriage and it raises the question if this will be the charmer? The last happy one? Well, people are hopeful though, especially after the fact that in the event where they announced the happy news, they seem to not be able to get their hands off each other while of course, Henkel was making sure her engagement ring is seen in full view every step of the way.

Age seems not to matter anymore. May-December love affairs are not something new anymore. What is essential is the emotion that this shows, the love it signifies. There might be a dozen engagement rings in Melbourne but for a fiancée, hers is the most special one, no matter how age factors in.