Missing: Jessica Biel's engagement ring

Jan 16, 2012 at 11:16 a.m. ET

Engaged? Actress Jessica Biel worked the Golden Globes red carpet and did the rounds at a host of star-studded afterparties over the weekend. Mysteriously absent from the mix were the star's alleged fiancé, singing/acting Renaissance man Justin Timberlake, and the bauble he allegedly proposed with last month.

Jessica Biel showed up at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards missing two very important accessories: Her alleged fiancé and an engagement ring.

The New Year's Eve actress, 29, looked suspiciously bridal as she worked the red carpet in a cream lace gown. Biel smiled and waved at celeb-gawkers at the star-studded kickoff to Hollywood's bustling awards season.

But there was no sign of singer-actor Justin Timberlake, who is widely rumored to have proposed to Jessica, his on-again/off-again girlfriend of nearly five years, over the holidays. The Friends with Benefits star got down on one knee and popped the question during a snowboarding vacation in the skiing community of Jackson, Wyoming, according to the rumor mill.

Justin, 30, reportedly presented Jessica with a custom-designed engagement ring. The gleeful bride-to-be is now allegedly busy making plans for the big day.

Jessica, however, has yet to be seen with a diamond on her finger.

Which begs the question: Where's the bling?!

A holiday engagement for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel? >>

Perhaps Jess is reacting to all of those pesky tabloid reports surrounding her high-profile romance. You know, the whispers that Justin is in no hurry to tie the knot and only proposed to quiet Jessica's frequent needling about babies and wedding registries.

"Justin knew that Jessica would dump him unless he committed to making her his bride, so his proposal was just lip service," one insider chuckled to the National Enquirer last week.

"He told friends that he has no intention of rushing down the aisle and he only went through with the engagement to get Jessica off his back… Rather than keeping dealing with Jessica's nagging, Justin caved to the marriage pressure."

Justin and Jessica began dating in 2007. They split in March, but reportedly rekindled their romance over the summer.

It could be some time before we get a peek at J.B.'s engagement bling. Justin has allegedly told pals that, "It'll be at least a year and probably several more before they actually tie the knot."

Fans have nonetheless spent the past few weeks congratulating J.T. and J.B. on their rumored engagement. Of course, we still haven't heard an official confirmation of the news.

Unless you count the sworn testimony of Grandma Timberlake.

Justin Timberlake is engaged? Yes, says grandma! >>

Reporters got ahold of Timberlake's grandmother, Sadie Bomar, just a few days after the engagement reports went viral last month. Surprisingly, Bomar confirmed that her famous grandson and the 7th Heaven actress do indeed plan to get hitched.


"He called me on Christmas Day and told me he's engaged… The family loves Jessie… she's a very sweet girl."

Bomar told the site that Justin asked her not to discuss the engagement news with anyone "until after the holidays."

Okay, Justin and Jessica, the holidays are over. It's your turn to 'fess up now.

Photo credit: WENN.com