It’s hardly the engagement of anyone’s dreams.
Chloe Cooper from South Wales was 23 when her boyfriend proposed to her, but he presented her with a ring that was deliberately too small.
The “emotionally abusive” partner then told her that she could “wear it when you lose weight.”
Unsurprisingly, she didn’t say yes.
Cooper had met and moved in with her now ex-boyfriend when she was 16, and he was five years older.
Cooper eventually became 217 lbs., and was a size 20 when her ex-partner proposed.
“When he gave me the ring I couldn’t even get it over my knuckle,” she recalled.
“He knew my ring size, so when I questioned why he had brought me a ring that was too small he said, ‘You can wear it when you lose weight.'”
She added: “Looking back now, I know he was putting his many insecurities on me.”
But after the relationship ended, Cooper decided to hit the gym and has successfully lost more than 56 pounds.
Thanks to a new fitness regime and cutting chocolate and sweets out of her diet, she’s now a size 12.
She also now works as a gym membership consultant, and is engaged to her new partner, Ashley.
“I never thought I would be lifting heavy weights,” Cooper added. “But now I absolutely love it.”
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