Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone are engaged. The designer and his ad executive boyfriend, who have been together for about a year, will go public with the news beginning Thursday, when they arrive in Brazil wearing rings.
Then last summer came rumors Jacobs would wed his current love Martone, a Brazilian advertising executive.
Jacobs may well be convinced that this time it's for real; he seems the most likely source for WWD's unattributed, voice-of-God item. But we'll just see if his conviction holds up once he realizes that actually getting married means you have to stop announcing to people that you're getting married.
UPDATE: Page Six reports the couple just put a $13 million West Village contract under contract.