Unpicking The Potential Awkwardness Of The Karlie Kloss/Joshua Kushner Wedding

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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Congratulations are in order for Karlie Kloss, who has just announced her engagement to long-term boyfriend Joshua Kushner. The model, coder and on-off Taylor Swift best friend revealed the news on Instagram while on vacation in Italy (with Paul McCartney and Meghan Markle’s close pal Misha Nonoo, of all people), posting a sunset selfie with her now-fiancé, gushing: ‘I love you more than I have words to express. Josh, you’re my best friend and my soulmate. I can’t wait for forever together. Yes a million times over.’ A further Snapchat post showed off a staggering diamond engagement band. But wait, why does the name Kushner sound so familiar? Because Karlie’s new fiancé is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, of Trump White House advisor fame, meaning that her future sister-in-law is none other than Ivanka Trump.

Karlie and Ivanka appear to have enjoyed a close friendship: in 2016, the pair were pictured attending the US Open and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner together. However, while Karlie hasn’t yet said anything overtly anti-Trump on record, she did post a picture of herself casting a ballot in the 2016 election, using the pro-Clinton hashtag #ImWithHer. It’s not clear whether the pair’s differing political views have affected their relationship - but could the inevitable presence of Ivanka and Jared make for a potentially awkward wedding reception?

Let’s not forget that the bride counts a number of A-listers who haven’t shied away from criticising the Trump administration among her inner circle. One of her closest friends is fellow model Gigi Hadid who, along with her sister Bella, has attended protests around the world against Trump's immigration policy, and even did some not so flattering impersonations of the First Lady while presenting at the 2016 American Music Awards. Another pal is Serena Williams, who has been the subject of a handful of intrusive and bizarre comments from the President over the years.

However, a number of Karlie's potential guests are not so forthcoming when it comes to talking politics. She's recently been spotted hanging out with our very own Princess Beatrice, who (as per the usual royal protocol) you certainly won't hear sharing opinions on world leaders any time soon, while sometime BFF Taylor Swift famously won't be drawn when it comes to opening up about her political leanings. All we can say is that whoever is in charge of the seating plan certainly has a big job on their hands...

Look back at the most dazzling celebrity engagement rings of all time in the gallery below...


Celebrity engagement rings

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Big bling from Kris3 of 50

Big bling from Kris

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Beyonce's roc from Jay Z7 of 50

Beyonce's roc from Jay Z

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Zayn bought Perrie this little pretty9 of 50

Zayn bought Perrie this little pretty

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We're amazed she can lift up her hand11 of 50

We're amazed she can lift up her hand

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Heart-shaped bling for Rochell13 of 50

Heart-shaped bling for Rochell

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Coleen Rooney's WAG sway from Wayne15 of 50

Coleen Rooney's WAG sway from Wayne

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Khloe's giant rock17 of 50

Khloe's giant rock

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Serious bling from Mark Wright19 of 50

Serious bling from Mark Wright

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Lauren's more modest ring from Mark21 of 50

Lauren's more modest ring from Mark

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Millie Mack's sparkly finger bling23 of 50

Millie Mack's sparkly finger bling

Cheryl Cole's bling from Ashely24 of 50

Cheryl Cole's bling from Ashely

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Emma Bunton's pretty ring26 of 50

Emma Bunton's pretty ring

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Frankie Sandford shows off her bling28 of 50

Frankie Sandford shows off her bling

Jen An's huge rock29 of 50

Jen An's huge rock

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Jessica Biel looks pretty happy with her engagement roc31 of 50

Jessica Biel looks pretty happy with her engagement roc

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Jessica Simpson's pretty ruby ring33 of 50

Jessica Simpson's pretty ruby ring

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Engagment ring number four35 of 50

Engagment ring number four

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A pink heart from Leandro37 of 50

A pink heart from Leandro

Katie displays her ring from Alex38 of 50

Katie displays her ring from Alex

Katie's enagement bling from Pete39 of 50

Katie's enagement bling from Pete

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Kelly Osbourne engagement ring41 of 50

Kelly Osbourne engagement ring

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Kimberly Wyatt's pretty bling43 of 50

Kimberly Wyatt's pretty bling

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Lauren Conrad's vintage-looking lovely46 of 50

Lauren Conrad's vintage-looking lovely

Jennifer Garner's pretty bling47 of 50

Jennifer Garner's pretty bling

Jennifer Garner's pretty bling48 of 50

Jennifer Garner's pretty bling

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Brit's little sister Jamie Lynn shows off her rock50 of 50

Brit's little sister Jamie Lynn shows off her rock

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