Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been under a lot of pressure to propose to his girlfriend Amy Reimann lately, but if he has it his way, he will never have to “put a ring on it.”
On Wednesday, Earnhardt Jr. blamed his reluctance to propose to Reimann on a “jewelry phobia” during a special appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show.” The exchange takes place at the 9:10 mark of the following video.
Earnhardt Jr.’s curious response drew attention from the media and fans alike, and he was asked about his phobia at Thursday’s NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway.
“I talked about it on Twitter before. My sister [Kelley] used to chase me around the house with necklaces and stuff. I don’t know. It’s creepy to me. It is,” explained Earnhardt Jr.
He went on to say that he is comfortable being in the same room with people wearing jewelry, but he prefers that Reimann does not wear jewelry. At his request, Reimann seldom, if ever, wears jewelry in his presence. Of course, this complicates the possibility of engagement and wedding rings in their future.
“We’ve talked about it,” said Earnhardt Jr. “I’m not going to be held accountable (for wearing a wedding ring), and she can do whatever she wants. I figure if we ever get to that step in life, I owe her that much, so I’ll have to put up with that. But I’m free of all my obligations in that regard.”
Earnhardt Jr. does not seem to be in a rush to pop the question any time soon.
“All the time, the people we interact with on Twitter are (saying), ‘When are you gonna do it? Pop the question.’ She gets it more than I do — people telling her that I need to put a ring on it and do all those things. We hear it all the time,” the race car driver said.
We’ve talked about his blonde bombshell of a girlfriend in the past. Reimann is the real deal. Seriously, what’s Earnhardt Jr. waiting for?
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 20, 2014