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'Today' show star re-engaged to ex-fiancé following painful breakup, more celeb love news

Wonderwall Logo By Jessica Wedemeyer of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 21: Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in late November 2021, starting with this TV sports journalist... In an essay for Today.com that debuted online on Nov. 21, "Today" show contributor Jill Martin revealed that she recently got engaged (again!) to her ex-fiancé, Erik Brooks. The duo first got engaged in 2019 but split in early 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on their long-distance relationship. "Deciding to end our engagement last year was heart-wrenching. I used to say, 'It literally takes my breath away to picture my life without him.' But our relationship couldn't stay the way it was. We needed a pause. A long pause. And we took it," she writes, noting that they reconnected earlier this year when she called him out of the blue on a Thursday afternoon after not speaking for 18 months. She writes of their breakup, "Even though we were fighting and hurting each other to what I thought was an irreparable place, I never thought our relationship would break. But it did. … After almost three years of a near fairy tale, the lows became more overwhelming than the highs. It wasn't working. We were arguing more than we were getting along. Energetically, the timing wasn't right. We both still needed to grow. It took falling apart to build ourselves back together." It was only after more than a year of working on herself that she reached out to Erik. "We wanted to make sure this time would be different. Better. I love the way Erik loves me, but I also love how I feel about myself when I am with him. I am the best version of myself when we are together. I feel confident, smart and happy. We laugh all the time. While we still fight sometimes, we limit the drama. Misunderstandings that used to last for a weekend now last minutes," she writes. She concludes by detailing their "beautiful" but "different" second engagement, which went down on a beach in the Bahamas after they shared a ride on a small fishing boat. (Their first engagement was an extravagant affair.) "Erik simply said, 'I can't wait to spend the rest of forever with you.' And we were engaged. Again," she recalls, adding that it was only once she learned how to be confident on her own that she and Erik "were ready to get back together."Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates...

Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who found love, suffered heartbreak or experienced some other major event in their love lives in late November 2021, starting with this TV sports journalist... In an essay for Today.com that debuted online on Nov. 21, "Today" show contributor Jill Martin revealed that she recently got engaged (again!) to her ex-fiancé, Erik Brooks. The duo first got engaged in 2019 but split in early 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on their long-distance relationship. "Deciding to end our engagement last year was heart-wrenching. I used to say, 'It literally takes my breath away to picture my life without him.' But our relationship couldn't stay the way it was. We needed a pause. A long pause. And we took it," she writes, noting that they reconnected earlier this year when she called him out of the blue on a Thursday afternoon after not speaking for 18 months. She writes of their breakup, "Even though we were fighting and hurting each other to what I thought was an irreparable place, I never thought our relationship would break. But it did. … After almost three years of a near fairy tale, the lows became more overwhelming than the highs. It wasn't working. We were arguing more than we were getting along. Energetically, the timing wasn't right. We both still needed to grow. It took falling apart to build ourselves back together." It was only after more than a year of working on herself that she reached out to Erik. "We wanted to make sure this time would be different. Better. I love the way Erik loves me, but I also love how I feel about myself when I am with him. I am the best version of myself when we are together. I feel confident, smart and happy. We laugh all the time. While we still fight sometimes, we limit the drama. Misunderstandings that used to last for a weekend now last minutes," she writes. She concludes by detailing their "beautiful" but "different" second engagement, which went down on a beach in the Bahamas after they shared a ride on a small fishing boat. (Their first engagement was an extravagant affair.) "Erik simply said, 'I can't wait to spend the rest of forever with you.' And we were engaged. Again," she recalls, adding that it was only once she learned how to be confident on her own that she and Erik "were ready to get back together."

Now keep reading for more of the week's biggest celeb love life updates...

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