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There’s something missing from X Factor tonight. No, no, not Simon Cowell’s traditional V-neck tees. It’s the major piece of bling Kelly Rowland was spotted wearing earlier this month that set tongues a-waggin' that she’s engaged to be married. But now that the ring’s missing (at least from the November 20 X Factor) could all the wedding talk be false?

The former Destiny’s Child and new X Factor USA judge was rumored to be engaged to her boyfriend/manager, Tim Witherspoon. We got wind of this exciting development earlier this month when a giant ring on that very important finger popped up in the pop diva’s social media activity. (It was  on full display in an Instagram Kelly posted on November 15 but has since deleted.) The folks over at Bossip have heard that ring was there to stay.

So are the rumors false or did Kelly purposefully leave her diamond at home? Since the jewel in question didn’t make an appearance tonight we’re beginning to wonder. Could Kelly Rowland not be getting married? Will our dreams of a wedding featuring Beyoncé as a bridesmaid, Jay Z as an officiant, and Blue Ivy as a flower girl never come true (or at least not as soon as we’d hoped)?

These are all pressing questions we need answers to stat.

What do you think? Is Kelly getting hitched or did she leave the ring at home? Sound off in the comments below!

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!