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Schapelle Corby is engaged: Former Bali drug mule flashes diamond ring

Is Schapelle Corby engaged? Convicted drug trafficker flashes a diamond ring on her wedding finger – after revealing she is ‘trying for a baby’ with her prison boyfriend

Convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has sparked engagement rumours by flashing a diamond ring on her wedding finger.

The 42-year-old debuted the sparkler on Instagram on Thursday, sharing two photos of herself wearing the ring while sunbathing at a Gold Coast beach.

While she did not confirm her boyfriend, Ben Panangian, had proposed, she hinted at an engagement by tagging him in one of her posts.

Something to tell us? Convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has sparked engagement rumours by flashing a diamond ring on her wedding finger

Corby wore the ring on the fourth finger of her left hand, which is traditionally where engagement and wedding bands are worn.

One of her followers noticed the accessory and commented, ‘That’s a beautiful ring you’re wearing’, alongside an engagement ring emoji.

Tellingly, Corby replied: ‘I think so too.’ 

Spotted! The 42-year-old debuted the sparkler on Instagram on Thursday, sharing two photos of herself wearing the ring while sunbathing at a Gold Coast beach

Spotted! The 42-year-old debuted the sparkler on Instagram on Thursday, sharing two photos of herself wearing the ring while sunbathing at a Gold Coast beach

Dropping hints: One of her followers noticed the accessory and commented, 'That's a beautiful ring you're wearing', alongside an engagement ring emoji. Corby replied: 'I think so too'

Dropping hints: One of her followers noticed the accessory and commented, ‘That’s a beautiful ring you’re wearing’, alongside an engagement ring emoji. Corby replied: ‘I think so too’

Corby and Panangian first met at a church service in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison in 2006 while both serving sentences for drug-related crimes. 

She has previously described Panangian, a former surfer who runs a stand-up paddleboard rental business in Bali, as her ‘soulmate’.

In March, Corby told Woman’s Day that the couple were ‘trying for a baby’.

Something to tell us? While Corby did not confirm her boyfriend, Ben Panangian (left), had proposed, she strongly hinted at an engagement by tagging him in one of her posts

Something to tell us? While Corby did not confirm her boyfriend, Ben Panangian (left), had proposed, she strongly hinted at an engagement by tagging him in one of her posts 

At the time, she claimed they were ‘hoping to become pregnant’ while on holiday in Thailand. This trip eventually took place in April. 

They only spend ‘two precious weeks a year together’ because Panangian is unable to enter Australia due to his criminal record. 

Corby can return to Indonesia if she chooses, but does not feel ‘comfortable’ doing so yet. Instead, she and Panangian meet in countries where visas are not required for entry.

Remember this? Corby became a household name after she was arrested in October 2004 at Bali Airport with 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag. Pictured in a holding cell at Denpasar District Court on April 28, 2005

Remember this? Corby became a household name after she was arrested in October 2004 at Bali Airport with 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag. Pictured in a holding cell at Denpasar District Court on April 28, 2005

Corby, who hails from Tugun, Queensland, became a household name after she was arrested in October 2004 at Bali Airport with 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag.

She was later sentenced to 20 years in prison, but after a series of sentence reductions was released on parole in February 2014 after nine years behind bars.

In May 2017, she was deported back to Australia amid a media frenzy.

Corby has always maintained her innocence, insisting the drugs were planted in her luggage by an unknown third party without her knowledge. 

Last month, she re-released her 2006 prison memoir, My Story, co-authored by journalist Kathryn Bonella, in updated form with additional chapters.

Back in the spotlight: Last month, Corby re-released her 2006 prison memoir, My Story, in updated form with additional chapters. Pictured with her sister, Mercedes Corby (right), and Sydney radio hosts Kyle Sandilands (left) and Jackie 'O' Henderson (second from right)

Back in the spotlight: Last month, Corby re-released her 2006 prison memoir, My Story, in updated form with additional chapters. Pictured with her sister, Mercedes Corby (right), and Sydney radio hosts Kyle Sandilands (left) and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (second from right)

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