According to the magazine, Middleton got engaged earlier this summer but is delaying the official announcement until her 30th birthday on Friday. She reportedly does not want to upstage sister Kate, who gave birth to her son, George, in July. The supposed Pippa Middleton wedding would take place in the spring at a church near her parents' home.
Neither Pippa Middleton nor Nico Jackson has responded to these engagement rumors, and the article in question has since been taken down. So for now this is all just speculation. Indeed, Us Weekly reported on Tuesday that the couple is not engaged after all.
There has also been no sign of a ring on Pippa Middleton's finger. Sunday People claimed that this is because she is still designing the diamond for herself. Still, this lack of jewelry further weakens the magazine's report.
Pippa Middleton has dated Nico Jackson for six months after the two met at a nightclub in London. Since then, the couple has been out together numerous times, most notably at Wimbledon in early July. The two enjoyed Andy Murray's match with Jerzy Janowicz but found plenty of time to kiss and hold hands, as well. They also went out on a date night on Fulham Road last month.
Even if she is not making wedding plans, Pippa Middleton is staying busy. She published a party-planning book in October, which many thought gave obvious tips. This soon spawned a Twitter handle called @PippaTips that became more popular than Middleton herself. In fact, the authors of the account published a book of their own that has outsold Middleton's work. Middleton is reportedly threatening legal action against the authors.
Pippa Middleton was also named a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and wrote a column about Wimbledon in June. "We're delighted to have Pippa as a contributor to Vanity Fair," said editor Graydon Carter. "She's a keen observer of classic British pastimes. She is also an avid sportswoman, and we look forward to her take on traditional English pursuits, beginning with Wimbledon."
Pippa Middleton also took a job as a food columnist for Waitrose Kitchen, where she replaced the popular Delia Smith. But the editorial director of John Brown Media, which publishes the magazine, told New York Times that circulation has increased by around 700,000 since Middleton was hired.
And, of course, Pippa Middleton is helping take care of her new nephew. She's "very excited [and] so happy to be an aunt," a source said.