They fooled everyone! Jon Lovitz and Jessica Lowndes have spoken out about their relationship prank that had the entire Internet fooled!
The 58-year-old comedian and singer-actress Lowndes, 27, sat down with Entertainment Tonight to discuss the engagement rumors that whipped across social media in the last week, but which turned out to be nothing but promotional buzz for her newly released, and very NSFW music video,“Deja Vu (Remix).”
As Us Weekly reported previously, fans went into a frenzy when the couple shared a string of very suggestive snaps via social media, including one of the two of them hanging out in a car together (Lovitz captioned the snap “Easter with my bunny”) and another of Lowndes’ left hand, adorned with a sparkling diamond engagement ring.
But while we all know the truth now, if you were fooled, don’t feel bad about it. Even friends of the unlikely couple fell for the prank.
“I couldn’t get over the amount of people and close friends who thought I was for real,” Lowndes told the outlet. “My business manager asked if we should insure the ring!”
Turns out the ring wasn’t even hers! “It was a picture from Google,” she admitted.
“I love playing practical jokes,” the 90210 alum continued, explaining how the idea came about. “Last year on April Fools’ Day, it leaked I was in Will Ferrell‘s Lifetime movie, so this year, I decided to pull an April Fools’ joke of my own, and what better partner in crime?” she said of her supposed sugar daddy.
And Lovitz was up for it! “Younger women like me!” the Saturday Night Live alum added, laughing. “I was taught to speak funny and have a big stick, and it works.”
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