What a sweet and heartbreaking story.
Chris "CT" Tamburello, the late Diem Brown's on and off again boyfriend, reportedly proposed to the reality star just days before she passed away on November 14 from her third bout of cancer.
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The couple met and fell in love on the 13th season of The Challenge in 2006, though the timing was never right the for pair to make a relationship last.
Despite the duo's ups and downs, CT always loved Diem — so much so, he surprised her with a ruby ring AND a proposal just days before her death.
A friend close to the situation revealed:
"He proposed and filmed the entire thing. Diem joked that she hated rubies and said no."
Ha, we're happy Brown had her sense of humor until the very end.
Though the aspiring journalist declined Tamburello's offer, the 34-year-old did NOT give up and he returned the following day with a different ring. Still, despite her appreciation for the romantic gesture, Diem said no to the offer because she was too sick.
The source added:
"Diem knew she didn't have much longer to live and she didn't want to be engaged under those circumstances."
We totally understand why Diem made the difficult the decision to say no to CT, and we bet deep down the he does too.
Though the pair never got the chance to marry, we're glad they were able to love each other for eight special years.
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