Men Who Don’t Wear Wedding Bands — and Why


Donald J. Trump, left, and Jay Z, neither of whom wear wedding rings. Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, do have matching tattoos on their fingers.

Left, Scott Olson/Getty Images; right, Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

During an exceptionally cringe-worthy Republican debate in March, Donald J. Trump raised his hands to show people that they weren’t abnormally small. While it is unclear whether this display settled the underlying matter, one thing was indisputable: He wasn’t wearing a wedding ring.

He’s not alone. No band adorns the fourth finger of Prince William’s left hand, or that of Graydon Carter, or more recently, of Jay Z. And Will Smith and Jada Pinkett…

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