Uma Thurman is engaged to her boyfriend of one year, Swiss financier Arpad “Arki” Busson. According to the New York Daily News, Busson suprised Thurman in London last week with a massive eight-carat center stone diamond surrounded by 20 smaller stones. “It was a really old-fashioned romantic gesture,” said a friend. Thurman was seen showing off the ring at a benefit for Elton John’s AIDS foundation, and according to one guest, the ring is so big, “all the ladies’ eyes were buggin’ out.”
On Saturday, the couple announced their engagement in London’s Times. The notice read, “The engagement is announced between Arpad, son of Mr. Pascal Busson, of Paris, and Mrs. Florence Harcourt-Smith, of South of France, and Uma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. F. Thurman of New York.” Thurman and Busson met at a dinner in Milan last summer. He has two sons with his former girlfriend model, Elle MacPherson.