Our Gin's ring of mystery

Last updated 05:00 23/06/2013
Gin Wigmore
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DOWN AND DIRTY: Gin Wigmore says she’s in a relationship with a ‘‘dirty rock ‘n’ roller’. 

Gin Wigmore
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PUT A RING ON IT: Someone's got Gin Wigmore's hand - but who?

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Kiwi singer Gin Wigmore is officially off the market, but her fiance is something of a mystery man.

The Black Sheep singer got engaged earlier this year, complete with a specially designed ring from Auckland jeweller and friend Nick Von K, which is described as "very, very Gin".

But little is known about the lucky man who popped the question.

In 2010 Wigmore let slip she was dating Cougar Jones, the drummer in Australian band The Snowdroppers. And in an interview last year, the 27-year-old confirmed she was in a relationship with a "dirty rock ‘n' roller".

But according to her Twitter page, the only male in the Aucklander's life is a Husky named Batman. Wigmore's management refused to comment.

It's not just her love life on the rise. Wigmore is part of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour alongside some of the biggest names in punk and alternative music. The tour plays more than 40 dates around the United States. She appeared on Ellen Degeneres' chat show in April, performing for an audience of 3.5 million in the US alone.

Being on the other side of the world hasn't stopped the five-time NZ Music Award winner voicing her opinion on TV3's The X Factor.

In London's Metro magazine, Wigmore said she would "definitely not" have auditioned for the singing show if she'd been starting out today.

"The beauty of being a musician is writing songs. That's the best part. It's therapeutic and honest and private. No one can attack you when you're songwriting, it's you and a song, which is a great place to be. Those shows aren't about that. You need to play s--- venues and work your way up."

She also claimed to have no clue who eccentric judge Daniel Bedingfield was, when asked.

"Who is Daniel Bedingfield? Natasha Bedingfield's brother? You're talking to the wrong person, mate. I'm watching home renovation shows. I need advice about what I'm going to do with my garden. I don't think Daniel Bedingfield reached New Zealand, at least not my world. I was too busy listening to Nick Cave."

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