By Ava Gilchrist

Gabbriette Confirms Her Engagement to Matty Healy in the Brattiest Way Possible

Hard launching your relationship status at Charli XCX’s Brooklyn show is ‘It’ girl behaviour.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Gabbriette Bechtel attends the Versace FW23 Show at Pacific Design Center on March 09, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Lorde showing up at Charli XCX’s first show on the ‘brat’ tour wasn’t the most notable encounter to go down at the Brooklyn headliner last night. Indeed, burgeoning model and bona fide ‘It’ girl, Gabbriette Betchel, used the show to confirm her engagement to The 1975’s frontman, Matty Healy.

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 12: Matty Healy of The 1975 performs onstage at L’Oympia on July 12, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

In a series of Instagram Stories, the mononymously known social media sensation showcased her Carrie Bradshaw-approved black diamond engagement ring alongside the caption: “Marrying The 1975 is very brat”.

Credit: Instagram/@gabbriette

Given that Gabbriette’s ‘succubus chic’ aesthetic is what catapulted the nascent star into the zeitgeist, the musician popped the question with a ring fitting for her goth girl style.

The engagement ring features a cushion-cut diamond, estimated to be around 5 carats, set on a pavé band with a halo setting. Experts estimate the ring to be valued at US$15,000 (RM70,500).

Gabriette’s black-diamond engagement ring is instantly iconic. Credit: Instagram/@gabbriette

Healy and Gabbriette began dating in September 2023 after reportedly being introduced by Charli XCX, their mutual friend.

For the united, XCX is engaged to Healy’s bandmate, drummer George Daniels and formerly cast her as the lead singer in the now-defunct punk band Nasty Cherry. Gabbriette was also referenced by XCX in the lyrics of her single “360”, citing her influence in pioneering the ghoul siren trend, and appeared in the accompanying music video.

Healy and Gabbriette’s relationship began only months after he split from Taylor Swift. Their romance was rumoured to have inspired a slew of songs from Swift’s eleventh album, The Tortured Poets Department, including the song the record is named after.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 16: Taylor Swift and Matty Healy seen leaving ‘The Electric Lady’ studio in Manhattan on May 16, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

In the song, Swift sings about the only time her heart came close to proverbially “exploding” after an instance her boyfriend (which is speculated to be Healy) took her ring off her middle finger and put it on ‘the one’ over dinner.

It’s not clear if the singer did propose to Swift, but it’s evident that they both found their “end game” after dating each other.

Given the nature of Gabbriette’s ring, it’s also obvious a traditional white wedding dress won’t be what the bride walks down the aisle in. In lieu of Danielle Frankel, may we suggest checking out SSENSE’s avant-garde bridal range?

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.