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Despite his ex-fiancée’s lies claims, The Bachelor star Matt Grant is definitely not cool with Shayne Lamas keeping their engagement ring.

“It wasn’t a ‘gift’ so much,” the British-born Grant says. “It’s not a TV or a handbag. It’s a symbol of a marriage that didn’t happen.”

Shayne Lamas recently said she planned to keep the 2.85-carat diamond ring “safe and clean and in a glass box — like a glass slipper.”

She claimed Matt Grant approved, adding, “He wants to come over and look at it.”

He says that conversation never happened.

“We never discussed this,” he says. “I never said it was cool to just keep it. If she said we spoke about it, then she just made that up. Sometimes she thinks she can say anything and that I’ll go along with it.”

Amazing to think these two never got married, isn't it?

Almost as soon as the final rose was presented, Grant and Lamas were dogged by rumors of infidelity. Specifically, Shayne was said to have been screwing Justin Weneger in Las Vegas. They split earlier this month.

Matt Grant says he doesn’t want the ring back, necessarily, but thinks Shayne Lamas should at least auction it off for charity.

“Let’s have something good come out of this,” he said of the $65,000 rock. “Why hold onto it? What’s the point?”

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Every so often in the crazy celebrity gossip biz, a story hits that is so sad and so shocking that it knocks the wind out of you, leaving you shaking your head and wondering what, if anything, you can count on in this world.

This is not one of those stories.

In fact, it might be the biggest The-Hollywood-Gossip-told-you-so of all time. The "engagement" between British bachelor Matt Grant and horny, ditzy fiancee Shayne Llamas is officially over. Take a deep breath and try to contain yourselves.

Just two days after New York Post reported that Shayne Lamas had cheated on The Bachelor star with Las Vegas media mogul Justin Weneger, Lamas phoned Grant and called off their wedding, which was apparently scheduled.

Now that comes as a bit of a shock.

Matt Grant, Shayne Lamas

On The Bachelor season finale, Shayne Lamas' eyes were fixed firmly on the prize - 15 minutes of fame and a Girls Gone Wild magazine cover shoot.

Spies said the aspiring actress is planning a trip to see Justin Weneger soon. Matt Grant, who has moved out of Shayne's pad, is said to be devastated.

Maybe next time he won't pick some annoying airhead who's willing to distribute the vadge and say just about anything she thinks will boost her profile.

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At the recent Bachelorette finale, Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant - engaged as of The Bachelor finale earlier this year - told everyone they were still together and to "not believe the rumors." We still believed the rumors all the way.

Looks like we may be right.

While Bachelorette hotties DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak appear headed for the altar, Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas ... well ...

The New York Post reports that Shayne Lamas was in Las Vegas last week with Justin Weneger, a media mogul of sorts. They were apparently "hooking up" at Blush in the Wynn. A source said, "Matt Grant has no idea. She hasn't dumped him yet."

Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant Photo

O-for-12! O-for-12! Face it, Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant are doomed.

We can only hope that Shayne becomes the next star of The Bachelorette.

That airheaded, annoying oh-face machine really brightened our Mondays for a time. No doubt she could carry her own show - and would eat up the publicity faster than the dudes would eat her ... is this thing on?

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So far, no Bachelor couple has made it to the altar (Bachelorette Trista Sutter has). But the show's latest lovebirds are determined to be first.

There is no wedding date set, she's a total basket case and he already moved out of her apartment in L.A., but a source close to Shayne Lamas (her dad, Lorenzo!) says she and Matt Grant remain on track for a wedding.

Will Matt and Shayne beat this season's newly-engaged Bachelorette stars, DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak, to the altar? For what it's worth, DeAnna and Jesse have already set a date: May 9, 2009. What do you think?

Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant

Who'll wed first: Matt Grant & Shayne Lamas? DeAnna Pappas & Jesse Csincsak?

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That took, what, almost an entire month? Way to go guys!

The Bachelor star Matt Grant, is no longer living with fiancée Shayne Lamas, though the Brit insists that all is well with the two.

Sure thing, Matt. You tell yourself that.

The couple have cohabitated at Shayne Lamas' Century City, Calif., place since the Bachelor season ended with the two getting engaged.

But Matt Grant moved because the two "need space to grow."

"I had to get my own life out here (in L.A.)," says Grant.

"Get my career and friends and have my own circle. That's important in a relationship. That you are not entirely on top of someone."

Shayne

Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas got engaged on The Bachelor in May.

The couple has been dogged by rumors of discord since their TV engagement.

Grant says that they are doing well overall, though.

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Shayne Lamas won the final rose on the The Bachelor Monday when Matt Grant got down on one knee and proposed to the 22-year-old fame-seeking ditz aspiring actress with a 2.85-carat Tacori platinum and diamond eternity ring.

The soon-to-be-wed couple spoke to Us Weekly about falling in love on reality TV, e-mailing 50 times a day and their wedding plans:

Us: Let's talk about the happy news and how you're feeling. Matt what made you choose Shayne on The Bachelor finale?

Shayne Dahl Lamas

Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant: Together for at least a few months.

Matt Grant: Well, from really early on it was obvious that Shayne and I had chemistry, a natural rapport. Everything was just always a pleasure to be around her. I always at ease and it always felt that we were at ease. If anything, it was just almost the point feeling negative from it was that she's too good to be true. It's funny cause I kept saying to myself, off set, at my hotel, it's almost too good to be true - quite the negative. I realized there really wasn't any that we did just spin it. It's just kind of funny when you don't expect that when you meet someone on reality TV.

Shayne Lamas: I feel the same way.

Us: Obviously the chemistry between you two was pretty obvious throughout the entire the series, I would say. How are you both feeling now?

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That took a whole 12 hours.

She may be engaged, but The Bachelor winner Shayne Lamas â€" who got a ring last night â€" isn't saving everything for future hubby Matt Grant.

She's appearing on the cover of Girls Gone Wild magazine. Classy.

In a sizzling six-page photo spread, Shayne Lamas, 22, reveals details of her time on the ABC reality show. She admits that she jumped on board The Bachelor in order to seek true fame and racy photo spreads love.

"It's what every girl wants," she says in the chat, characterizing her fiancé, Matt Grant, as being "very casual [and] respectful of women."

  • Shayne Lamas: Girls Gone Wild
  • A Shayne Lamas Photo

One day after winning The Bachelor, Shayne Lamas is cashing in!

Girls Gone Wild sleaze-bag publisher Joe Francis says Lamas' appeal is easy to sum up: "Shayne has a genuine ‘girl next door' quality," he said in a press release.

"And she also happens to be very hot."

Don't expect to see Shayne Lamas nude, though. Her Girls Gone Wild photo spread, while sizzling, features no naked pictures. Probably no o-faces either.

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Chelsea had a good run, but as this Hollywood Gossip editor concluded in yesterday's Face-Off, Shayne Lamas was simply out of her league.

After 10 weeks, Matt Grant had narrowed the field down to two, and despite some tough moments with his family, it was an easy call - Shayne Lamas.

At the final rose ceremony, Chelsea was the first out of the limo, which is never a good sign. Matt told her she's amazing, and this experience would not be the same without her... BUT it's just not gonna work out long-term.

Upset at the rejection, Chelsea lashed out at Matt Grant and called Shayne "the fakest person" on The Bachelor. Matt wasn't pleased with this.

But he had more important business to attend to - like getting engaged! He tells Shayne Lamas that he came here for true love and found it with her. Matt then got down on one knee and shocked Shayne by proposing to her.

Matt Grant, Shayne Lamas

Shayne Lamas: Such a warm, caring, fame-seeking soul.

She happily answered yes. Lots of kissing and squealing followed. They said "I love you" approximately 74 times. Her hair was in her eyes. We cried a little.

Below are photos of some of the magic moments last night, with Matt Grant agonizing over his decision, told Chelsea the unexpected bad news, and then popped the question to our girl Shayne Lamas. Click to enlarge!

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The season finale of The Bachelor is tonight, and Shayne Lamas looks poised to land the prize. That being Matt Grant. But will Chelsea stand in her way? That's the subject of today's Face-Off. Brace yourself as The Hollywood Gossip debates ...

WILL SHAYNE LAMAS WIN THE HEART OF THE BACHELOR, MATT GRANT?

YES by Free Britney

Face it, no one goes on The Bachelor for love.

It would a nice side effect, to be sure, if one found the love of one's life. But the women and the bachelors themselves go on the show because primarily, they are enamored with fame, at least to a certain extent.

If Matt Grant merely wanted to find love, he'd join a local London-based service, or go online to millionaireloves.com or one of the many other crappy dating sites that spams The Hollywood Gossip constantly.

NOTE: Get a new career, millionaireloves.com spammers.

No, he wanted to date hot women on TV, and Shayne Lamas fits the Bachelor bill better than anyone in the show's history - entertaining, reasonably hot, ethically questionable and shamelessly trying to be famous.

Shayne Lamas' listed profession is "actress." Now that the 22-year-old has her first taste of fame, she'll stop at nothing to remain in the spotlight.

She'll laugh at the right jokes, appear adventurous and fun, cry if things don't go well, go down on Matt in a movie theater, probably even murder her competition if she has to. Long story short, Chelsea has no shot.

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