'I Love A Mama's Boy': Shekeb buys Emily a $500 promise ring, fans say 'don't do it'

The couple briefly split toward the end of Season 1 after Shekeb showed reluctance to move in with Emily and instead chose to stay with his mother

                            'I Love A Mama's Boy': Shekeb buys Emily a $500 promise ring, fans say 'don't do it'
'I Love A Mama's Boy' stars Shekeb and Emily (TLC)

The men featured on 'I Love A Mama's Boy' never cease to surprise us with their awfully terrible decision-making skills. Fans of the popular TLC show are no strangers to the messy relationship between Shekeb and his girlfriend of three years Emily, thanks to his mother Laila third-wheeling them all the time. The couple briefly split toward the end of Season 1 after Shekeb showed reluctance to move in with Emily and instead chose to continue staying with his mother.

But as the saying goes distance makes hearts grow fonder, the time apart from each other helped Shekeb and Emily reassess their relationship and eventually decided to give it another shot. But Shekeb slyly decided to keep this major decision from his mother and instead ambushed her by inviting Emily to their home one fine day. As expected the ladies didn't handle the situation well and the meeting ended in tears and a shouting match. But after watching her son's undying love and affection toward Emily, Laila decided to keep her feelings aside and give her son's girlfriend a chance. When she heard that her son was planning on buying an engagement ring for Emily she decided to tag along and help him pick out a perfect ring. Although on the surface it might look like a really sweet gesture, Laila had some strong ulterior motives for accompanying her son for ring shopping.


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Laila convinced Shekeb that instead of shelling out huge sums of money for an engagement ring, he should instead test Emily's intentions of being with him by presenting her with a simple promise ring instead. She points out that if Emily readily accepts the promise ring then she truly loves Shekeb and would have Laila's blessings, on the other hand, if she complains or makes a fuss about the promise ring then he should leave Emily as she isn't with him for the right reasons. Shekeb readily agreed to Laila's suggestion and bought a $500 promise ring for Emily to test their relationship.

Although Shekeb readily agreed to Laila's suggestion, fans aren't here for it. Several fans took to Twitter wondering why any grown woman would be happy to receive a promise ring instead of an engagement ring from her long-term boyfriend. A fan tweeted, "The fact that Shekib allowed his mama to convince him to get that grown a** woman a promise ring! Like sir just say you’re not ready lol why insult her with that childish a** gesture #iloveamamasboy." Another fan wrote, "A promise ring is so childish ESPECIALLY after 3+ years #ILoveAMamasBoy." "WTF is a "promise ring??" Are we in Kindergarten? You either propose to me or not?!! Am I the only one who is confused about this?? What the hell do I do with a "promise ring"? Still call you my boyfriend?! The guy I date? You sure not my fiance!! I don't get it. #iloveamamasboy," expressed a puzzled fan.




'I Love A Mama's Boy' star Laila (TLC)

Many fans also felt that Shekeb should have simply invested in an engagement ring instead of shelling out a whopping $500 for a promise ring. A fan shared, "This promise ring is a waste of money. Why not just put that investment toward the engagement/wedding ring? #iloveamamasboy." "$500 on a promise ring? I mean promise rings are basically bubble gun machine rings so I find that high. If you arent ready to be engaged you arent ready to be buying rings at all. #iloveamamasboy," seconded a fan. Another fan added, "Shekeb … wasting money on a promise ring to the shell out money on a actual ring …. Don’t do it dude #iloveamamasboy."





'I Love A Mama's Boy' Season 2 airs every Sunday at 10/9c on TLC. 

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