Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton has reportedly complicated her and TODD MEISTER's divorce proceedings by refusing to give up his late mother's wedding ring.

The pair came to an amicable agreement to separate earlier this month (13OCT04), less than two months after their 15 August (04) wedding - because they are currently working on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

But they are now feuding over Hilton's 10-carat diamond wedding ring, which she wants to keep as a souvenir of their six week marriage, despite Meister's efforts to reclaim his family heirloom, reports America's PEOPLE magazine.

A friend of the couple contends, "The ring is a non-issue. Whoever thinks it is doesn't know what they're talking about."

21/10/2004 17:28