Tamar Braxton's 'Push Present' Diamond Ring May Cause a Lunar Eclipse

01/08/2014 at 02:31 PM ET

Tamar Braxton RingMichael Rozman/Warner Bros.; Inset: Getty

If you notice Tamar Braxton is leaning slightly to one side, don’t be concerned. It’s just the result of the massive new diamond ring on her left hand, a Christmas-slash-“push” present from husband Vince Herbert.

The new mom — who welcomed son Logan Vincent Herbert last year — has been wearing the truly enormous rock in place of her original engagement ring and opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about the romantic gift.

“You know, I don’t know if it’s a Christmas present because my husband owed me a push gift and I didn’t get it,” she told the talk show host Wednesday, referring to the gift she was expecting after giving birth. “So I think this is like a combination.”

And she was definitely surprised (and confused) when her husband gave it to her. “He was like, ‘I have to show you something on this hill,’ and it was dark outside. I was like ‘Dude, I’m not going outside.’ I’m afraid of lions and tigers and bears. All of them.”

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But it was well worth the trip up the hill when she opened the box featuring a cushion-cut stone surrounded by a halo of mini diamonds on a micropavé band, which Ellen estimates to be “40 or something” carats.

See Braxton reenact her “surprise face” below, and tell us: What do you think of her new bling?

–Brittany Talarico

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Meowwww on

A push present? Get real. Your child is your present. And if they’re healthy all the more reason to be grateful. Materialistic loser.

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Gretchen on

Claire, if you knew anything about this couple, you would know they had been told they wouldn’t be able to have child without IVF and (possibly) a surrogate. They’ve been together more than 10 years, and the one thing Tamar felt was important was for Vince to have a bio child because he has no parents or siblings. A child was very important to him, as well, and this baby was a complete surprise. She didn’t invent the idea of a push present; several years ago, celebs and others began the custom. Not everyone does it, and I didn’t even care if I got flowers, but it is very common now, and whether you got one, want one, or hate the fact you didn’t get one, plenty of women do, sooo….

Might not be what ring I would’ve picked (I have small hands), but saying “no thanks to the ring” just sounds kinda cheesy. Looks great on her, and it’s HER ring, after all. This couple seems to love each other very much, and they have a baby they never expected to be able to have. Congratulations, and enjoy your ring, Tamar!!

Erin on

I totally agree with the other comments regarding the ridiculousness of being owed a “push present”. The term itself is laughable enough but the idea that a man must give his partner a gift for bringing a baby into the world is absurd. The baby is the gift!

pathetic on

So if the baby is enough why have mother and father’s day with cards and gifts. You should just be grateful you had a kid and leave it at that. Why be awarded with gifts and cards and a holiday for being something that according to y’all isn’t that special.

A push present is nothing more than an extra mother’s day gift from your husband thanking you for giving birth and being the mother to his child. I honestly didn’t think that was that hard to understand. So i hope y’all acting all high and mighty return your mother’s day gifts and treat that day like any other day. Don’t appreciate and respect and show love to the woman in your life who bore you, it wasn’t that special and she’ll be grateful for your forgetting.

Cate on

“Push present”? What a dumb phrase. I like the idea, though, of a husband showing his wife appreciation for going through labor or, if necessary, a c-section; it’s thoughtful, because both of those experiences are HARD.

jen on

There is no reason for a push present. The baby is your push present.

gold digging bimbo on

he “owed” her ring for Christmas and/or pushing? gag.
plenty of mothers give birth and go to work and act so much more grateful than this idiot.

Miss A on

@pathetic, I LOVE your reponse! All these haters bickering about her getting a push gift, saying “oh my precious baby that I labored hours for is gift enough”…WHATEVER!! I would take it, too. And to those so grateful with just having their precious bundles, then quit accepting gifts on Mother’s Day since your beloved child is gift enough….HILARIOUS!!!

Smithy on

I got something similar after a particularly bad bout of constipation.

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