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Meet Wyatt Koch, the Flamboyant 31-Year-Old Koch Heir Suing His Ex-Fiancée for the Engagement Ring

Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb reportedly broke off their engagement in May, and now Koch wants the $250,000 ring back.
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Wyatt Koch is hard to miss.

The 31-year-old son of billionaire Bill Koch is the founder of the Palm Beach fashion line Wyatt Ingraham, whose shirts are among the boldest and brightest on the market. In a promotional video for the brand (below), Wyatt says, "My father said to me, 'Wyatt, you can do whatever you want to in life. Just make sure you do it well and do it with passion.'"

In his spare time, Wyatt told Palm Beach public relations firm Altima he likes to "play tennis at Mar-a-Lago, shop on Worth Avenue, grab lunch at Nick & Johnnie’s, Café Sapori, or Bice, or just relax at the beach." He also enjoys shopping at Neiman Marcus and playing paintball, racing dune buggies, and skeet-shooting on his 450-acre ranch, Wonderland, in Okeechobee.

The not-for-profit Arc of Palm Beach County recently crowned him the winner of its annual Wild Pants party for the second year in a row.

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"'Be bold' means to me, be authentic, be real, be yourself, be confident and always be a gentleman—but still have that tenacity that no one can take away from you," Wyatt says in his brand's video. "I want my shirts to be able to be worn in the boardroom or in a Discoteca or a nightclub or on a yacht. I really wanted to create something that’s fun, outside the box, cool, trendy, yet really bold and interesting."

At the moment, Wyatt is displaying his tenacity in an area unrelated to fashion. According to the Palm Beach Daily News, the heir is suing his ex-fiancée, Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb, for the return of the 8.24-carat diamond ring he gave her when he asked her to marry him. Slocumb called off the engagement in May, the Daily Mail reports.

Date night duds.

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"The ring is wrongfully detained by [Slocumb]," the civil lawsuit reportedly reads. "She received the ring as a conditional gift. She refuses to return it despite proper demand and the condition not being fulfilled."

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Wyatt paid a New York City jeweler $180,000 for the ring March 27, 2017, according to an invoice attached to the complaint. His attorney told the Daily News the ring was last appraised for $250,000. Slocumb has 20 days to respond to the suit, according to a summons dated December 13.

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Wyatt did not return a message left for him and Slocumb was not able to be reached for comment.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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