Seven Year Switch’s Jackie shares the emotional story behind her engagement ring.

The paparazzi may have ruined Jackie’s surprise about her gorgeous engagement ring, but that hasn’t stopped her from revealing the heartbreaking story of why she is wearing it.

Jackie showed off her beautiful ring on Instagram.

"Hadn't had the chance to tell this story with family and friends yet and we got 'papped' the other day," she wrote.

"So here it is. Knowing that Tim and I were unable to get the tattoo rings with me falling pregnant, Mum asked me if I'd be interested in her engagement ring.

"I was absolutely overwhelmed by this offer. She hasn't worn it in years and usually wears Dad's wedding ring now a he passed away a few years ago."

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Jackie continued that she was "honoured" by the "beautiful, sentimental" gift from her mother.

"[My parents] were together almost 50 years before he died and the diamond has been passed down for generations in her family. It is the most perfect ring in the world," she added.

Jackie and Tim - who appeared on controversial reality show Seven Year Switch - announced their engagement, and surprise baby news, during the show's reunion.

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A photo posted by Jackie and Tim (@jackie_and_tim) on May 23, 2016 at 5:44pm PDT

The pair were planning on getting matching tattoo rings, a plan which had to be put on hold when they found out they were expecting.

Jackie regularly shares snaps of her growing baby belly with her fans, and had the baby shower of our dreams over the weekend.

Check out what the couple have been up to since leaving the show. Images via Instagram.

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