Courtney Stodden decides to rid herself of memories from her past engagement by flushing the $500K diamond ring given by Chris Sheng down the toilet, signaling her readiness to move on from her ex-fiancé

Courtney Stodden, the 29-year-old former teen bride, has recently taken a significant step in her life. Reports from TMZ indicate that she was spotted flushing her $500K diamond engagement ring from Chris Sheng down the toilet while cleaning her apartment. This action symbolized her farewell to her ex-fiancé, with whom she was in a relationship from 2021 to 2023.

Following her split from Sheng, Stodden has moved forward with her life and is now romantically involved with 41-year-old movie producer Jared Safier. This marks a new chapter for Stodden after her high-profile marriage at the age of 16 to 51-year-old Hollywood actor Doug Hutchison, who is currently 64 years old.

Courtney Stodden has made a major move in her life. The 29-year-old former teen bride was seen flushing her $500K diamond engagement ring from Chris Sheng down the toilet while spring cleaning her apartment, according to TMZ

When Courtney and Chris split it became headline news.

Her rep told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column: ‘Courtney is now a single woman. She is looking forward to telling her story.’

Courtney got engaged to Chris in 2021, when they announced the news via social media.

In a now-deleted Instagram post, Courtney said at the time: ‘I said yes … OH and the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful [sic].’

Chris also deleted his engagement post from Instagram. The 43-year-old filmmaker wrote at the time: ‘We have both grown so much since we first met, and the fact that we have both been able to grow into better, stronger, more secure individuals while still being in a relationship together makes me have faith that this partnership will last a lifetime.

‘For the first time we’re both experiencing unconditional love.’ The TV star subsequently told Fox News: ‘I am a really empathetic, sensitive person, and I always have been. But my experience has made me so strong.

The star seen with Chris after she said she would marry him

Courtney split from her ex-fiance Chris Sheng in July 2023 (pictured)

‘If it didn’t happen, I feel like my whole outlook on life would be so different.

‘Experiences that are traumatizing can either break us or we can utilize them to shape us into a stronger individual.

‘And that’s really one of the main reasons why I’m speaking out is because I want past victims and survivors to really tap into that part of themselves. We are so strong. It’s just really made me very fearless.’

This comes after the 29-year-old star shared that she ‘loved’ her boyfriend, 41-year-old showbusiness executive Jared Safier. And he also took to Instagram to called Stodden ‘the love of my life’ as the two seem to be getting very serious.

She shared she had suffered a miscarriage with her partner, Emmy Award-winning producer Safier. She then said it was tough sharing the news. ‘This is a hard one but I believe it to be important given others experience exactly this same thing in silence,’ shared the pinup. ‘I recently found out that I suffered an early miscarriage (around 10 weeks) ; it’s been a roller coaster of emotions.’

Stodden said she feels grief in ‘every sense of the word’. She continued: ‘Even though, I suppose, early is better than later… yet it still is a loss and I can’t shake the feeling of loneliness that comes with it.

‘I’m sharing this to shine light on the fact that no matter how early a loss occurs, it’s still a loss.’