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Pippa Middleton Engagement Scoop Blows Up on UsWeekly

 Pippa Middleton and boyfriend Nico Jackson were spotted at the Sugarplum Ball in London   last month.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Pippa Middleton and boyfriend Nico Jackson were spotted at the Sugarplum Ball in London last month. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Pippa Middleton, sister of Duchess Kate Middleton and one of the most desirable women in the world, was briefly off the market after a tabloid reported that she’d accepted a marriage proposal from boyfriend Nico Jackson. But it was not to be.

Pippa and Nico are still hot and heavy, but a report of their engagement in tabloid UsWeekly was greatly exaggerated. As in, it didn’t happen.

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Pippa seems to have a penchant for banker types. She previously dated banker James Matthews, 37, and financier and former England cricketer Alex Loudon, 32.

The often unreliable tabloid had all the details from Oberoi Amarvilas, a five-star resort in India where a number of celebrity engagements have occurred.

The earth-shattering scoop was quickly shot down by English tabloids, which would have had egg on their face if they had been scooped by a US rival. Now UsWeekly looks like the fool.

Pippa, 30, and Nico, 36, an investment banker, were confirmed to be in India early in December and stayed at the resort with famed views of the Taj Mahal. They returned to England on Dec. 10, according to London’s Daily Mail.

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USWeekly claimed, citing as always an anonymous source, that the couple was happily spreading the news among their friends and family, in private, of course.

Pippa, however, has not been spotted wearing an engagement ring and there has been no official announcement, according to UK reports.

So chalk this up to another major tabloid fail. Be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for celebrity news you can trust.


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