According to US Magazine , MTV reporter Diem Brown was proposed to by her ex-boyfriend Chris “CT” Tamburello just five days before her death.
The 32-year-old reality TV star and cancer advocate passed away on November 14 after being diagnosed with colon cancer that had spread to her liver and lymph nodes.
Brown had already beaten cancer twice, but her third and final diagnosis was too difficult for her to bear.
When Tamburello swept into her NYU Langone Medical Center hospital room and proposed with a ruby ring, she joked that she hated rubies and said no.
When he returned the following day with a new ring, Brown remained resolute in her decision.
A source close to Brown stated , “Diem knew she didn’t have much longer to live, and she didn’t want to be engaged under those circumstances.” Tamburello and Brown first met in 2006 when filling the 13 th season of the reality show, “The Challenge.” They had a rocky relationship – often fighting, breaking up, and making up again.
However, Brown’s friends maintain that they had a lot of love for each other.
A source said , “Maybe all of her friends didn’t understand it.
I know they had a lot of love for each other…They were on and off for so many years.
If she had more time on this earth, who knows what would have happened between them?” However, no matter what the rumors say, Tamburello has made his love for Brown clear.
A day after Brown’s funeral, he took to his Instagram and wrote , “You have always been My Angel, and now you have your wings.
We’ve been thru so much over the years.
Thru the ups and downs we somehow managed to keep our promise.
We never gave up on each other.
Our plan to be together forever hasn’t changed…
its just going to take a little longer now.” He continued , “You are The Love of My Life.
My reason to be a better man.
I Love You Always and Forever.”