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Jessel Taank Addresses Jenna Lyons Engagement Rumors Following Online Buzz

Jessel said Jenna reminded her of "2015 Taylor Swift" when discussing what she disliked about her fellow RHONY castmates. 

By Jax Miller

Love is in the air, and so are rumors surrounding The Real Housewives of New York City’s Jenna Lyons possibly becoming engaged — a topic Jessel Taank addressed during a recent appearance on  Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Jessel Taank on Jenna Lyons engagement rumors

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The internet has been abuzz since the fashion extraordinaire shared a photo of her and her girlfriend Cass Bird on a trip to Paris, where a stunning ring was seen on Jenna’s left ring finger.

Loved ones — and even a handful of Bravolebrities — were quick to congratulate the couple following the late September post, but their felicitations might have been premature, at least according to a source who told PEOPLE Jenna and Cass were not engaged.

Split of Jessel Taank at the PatBO fashion show , and Jenna Lyons at the RHONY premiere.

Though the unnamed source said Jenna had owned the ring for some time, rumors continue to swirl, as touched on in the October 1, 2023 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where fellow New York Housewife Jessel Taank appeared as a WWHL guest.

“Is she engaged?” asked Andy.

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“Oohh, I can’t say,” Jessel said with a cheeky smile. “Can I drink instead?”

The mother-of-two sipped on her cocktail in place of an answer.

Jenna herself has not directly addressed the rumors since the Instagram post went viral.

The subject of Jenna’s possible engagement came during a game of Taank Space (Round 2). Jessel, relying on her trusted Al Capone list, was asked to choose what about the other castmates bothered her the most.

When discussing Jenna, Jessel said she reminded her of “2015 Taylor Swift.”

“She has been so nice and sweet, [but] I want the devil wears jeans, the devil wears denim, I want Miranda Priestly,” said Jessel, referring to the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada. “She’s got it in her because she called me out on the A. Wang, Balenciaga situation.”

Jenna Lyons and Cass Bird wearing black blazers at events in New York City.

It was a reference to earlier in RHONY Season 14 when Jenna called Jessel out for wearing an Alexander Wang jacket with a Balenciaga bag during the girls’ weekend away at Erin Lichy’s Hamptons home.

What Jessel had to say about the other RHONY women

Of course, Jenna wasn’t the only Housewife in Jessel’s crosshairs. Despite the ongoing conflict between Jessel and Sai De Silva, Jessel reflected on RHONY Season 14, Episode 12, when both had a tension-filled (and fashionably late) lunch.

“The one thing that irked me about Sai: How do you not drink on a Friday?” Jessel told the WWHL host. “It is the weekend!”

Jessel had a lot to say about Erin, whom Jessel said “needs to stop playing the game of telephone” because “she’s not good at it.” Jessel also called the Anguilla girls’ trip drama between Erin and Ubah Hassan “the cherry on top."

“Let’s just not play with phones anymore,” Jessel told Andy.

Speaking of Ubah, Jessel wasn’t the happiest about the supermodel recording Jessel’s snoring during their Anguilla trip and then sharing the recording with the rest of the group, she told Andy.

“Not cool, Ubah,” Jessel said while continuing to scroll through her Al Capone list.

Lastly, there was no shade withheld when it came to the topic of Brynn Whitfield, who, on multiple occasions, called Jessel a “forgettable” Housewife.

“I just want to say the Jessel memes to the Brynn memes, it’s kind of like this right now,” said Jessel as she indicated an imbalance with her hands.

Jessel’s husband, Pavit Randhawa, was also included in the game of Taank Space, though Jessel maintained he was “perfect” and didn’t make the cut for her list — another feather in Pavit’s cap of accomplishments.

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