With The Hunger Games harvesting rave reviews and grossing a record-breaking $155 million at the box office its opening weekend, it seems as though Liam Hemsworth has a lot to celebrate.  But did the actor end his grand weekend by proposing to his girlfriend Miley Cyrus?  The on-again-off-again couple, who have been dating for three years, attended the Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XIII event in Phoenix, Ariz, where the former Disney star was spotted wearing a huge ring on her finger.  Despite a ton of speculation about the duo tying the knot, Cyrus confirmed via her Twitter page saying, “I’m not engaged.  I’ve worn this same ring on this finger since November!  People just wanna find something to tal[k] about!  It’s a topaz people!”

How do you combat engagement rumors when they’re not true?

Cupid’s Advice:

Rumors are inevitable, but when they’re about your relationship, they aren’t always easy to deal with.  Cupid has some tips:

1. Prove them wrong:  Instead of letting everyone continue to assume that you and your partner are engaged, let them know you’re not at the level in your relationship yet by confirming it yourself.

2. Shrug it off:  If you don’t mind people speculating that you and your lover are engaged, or you simply feel as though you don’t owe an explanation, take the higher road and overlook the gossip.

3. Don’t encourage it:  Sometimes, when people see a ring on your finger, they automatically assume they hear wedding bells.  If you’ve tried the following steps and are still annoyed with the rumors, the least you can do is choose not to give them something to talk about.

How do you handle engagement rumors about your relationship?  Share your comments below.