, ELLE's cover star for our 25th Birthday issue last October, nonchalantly sported her new $300,000 diamond ring on the show, when presenter, Matt Lauer, spotted it. 'This is new, I'm engaged, it just happened a week ago. I'm so glad you noticed,' she told the host, 'I haven't really announced it, the announcing thing feels so silly.'
The actress was married to Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson from 2000 until 2007, and has a seven-year-old son Ryder from the marriage. While Kate and Matt announced they were having their first child back in January. She said of Matt, 'He's a beautiful man and I'm excited.'
It's a turnaround from a recent interview where Kate was quoted to say 'I don't like putting that sort of pressure on it and I don't feel it necessary to get married. I already have one child and have had one divorce so it is not necessarily the golden ticket. I just want to be happy.
'My parents (Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell) have been 30 years not married, so it's not something I feel I have to do.'
What with the excitement of the Royal Wedding
culminating tomorrow, Team ELLE are hoping we wont have to wait too long before this 3rd Kate walks down the aisle, but don't expect a wedding in the near future, 'I think we're just going to sort of sit and do the baby thing for a little bit.'
At least we have Lily Allen
and Kate Moss'
upcoming nuptials to keep us going, we'd surely get wedding withdrawal otherwise...