Kim Kardashian and Kanye West love to surprise each other with simple gestures of affection. For example, when West turned 35 in June, Kardashian bestowed her beau with a $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador. And when Kardashian celebrated her 32nd birthday this weekend, West whisked her away on a romantic excursion to Rome.
While the couple packed on the PDA in the Eternal City, many wondered whether Kanye would use the occasion to pop the question (especially after Ryan Seacrest, who produces the Kardashians' E! franchise, not so subtly hinted at a proposal on his KIIS FM radio show).
However, Monday morning, Kim's pal Jonathan Cheban told HuffPost Celebrity's Rob Shuter that the engagement rumor was unlikely to be true. And photos from Monday night's Angel Ball at NYC's Cipriani Wall Street see Kim, accompanied by Kanye, sans ring.
But Kardashian did look quote striking in a plunging cobalt gown. In fact, her pose --with one gam protruding from the dress's high side slit -- reminds us of Angelina Jolie's leggy look at the Oscars earlier this year.