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Stacey Solomon announces her engagement to Joe Swash when he asks the question during a parking suggestion


Stacey Solomon has announced her engagement to longtime partner Joe Swash.

The 31-year-old panelist from Loose Women took to Instagram to debut her dazzling ring Thursday night when she gushed, "To the moon and back, boy. I have no words. & # 39;

The former X-Factor star gave fans a glimpse into the actor's romantic Christmas Eve proposition and revealed that her 38-year-old boyfriend asked the question during a forest walk with her 19-month-old son Rex and children from previous relationships.

& # 39; I have no words! & # 39; Stacey Solomon has announced her engagement to longtime partner Joe Swash

& # 39; I have no words! & # 39; Stacey Solomon has announced her engagement to longtime partner Joe Swash

Festive surprise! The 31-year-old panelist from Loose Women took to Instagram Thursday night to reveal that her 38-year-old friend asked the question while walking in the woods

Festive surprise! The 31-year-old panelist from Loose Women took to Instagram Thursday night to reveal that her 38-year-old boyfriend asked the question while walking in the woods

The TV star initially apologized to fans for not updating their social media platform when she wrote, “Sorry for the radio silence … I had everything planned to get started. I knew exactly what I was doing … and then … & # 39; (sic).

Mother of three, Stacey, went on to explain how she, Joe, Rex and their older sons Zachary, 12 and Leighton, 8 began their regular morning walk when she said, “We went for a walk in the woods today. .. As we always do. & # 39; (sic)

The media personality added that the family started walking their children when they first moved in together two years ago, calling their outings "some of the best memories of their lives".

Moments later, the singer admitted she had to "bubble" when she remembered the moment she stumbled upon a stunning flower arrangement of white roses.

Surprise: The mother of three went on to explain how she, Joe, their toddler Rex, 19 months, and older sons Zachary, 12 and Leighton, 8, started their regular morning walk

Surprise: The mother of three went on to explain how she, Joe, their toddler Rex, 19 months, and older sons Zachary, 12 and Leighton, 8, started their regular morning walk

"Sorry for the radio silence": The TV star initially apologized to the fans for not updating their social media platform

"My Happy Place": The media personality added that the family was taking their children for a walk two years ago when they first moved in together

"But it didn't look the same": The singer confessed that she had to "bubble" when she remembered the moment when she stumbled upon a stunning flower arrangement of white roses

"Every time I touch something and look down and remember crying": The emotional star gave social media users more insight into their "amazing" day when she uploaded a recording of her band

When they finally decided to take their relationship to the next level, the Dagenham native shared, "He asked me to marry him and after crying for a long time … I said yes."

In a picture shared for both her stories and her main feed, the Celebrity Juice star held back tears as she posed next to the elaborate display.

The newly engaged couple lives in Essex with their children, while Joe's 13-year-old son Harry lives with his mother Emma Sophocleous. Stacey is co-parents of Zachary with ex-partner Dean Cox and Leighton with ex-fiancé Aaron Barham.

"After crying for a long time … I said yes!" The native Dagenham-American explained when she finally decided to take their relationship to the next level

Mixed family: The presenter shares Zachary with Dean Cox and Leighton with Aaron Barnham, while Joe raises 13-year-old son Harry (pictured earlier this year) with ex-Emma Sophocleous

Mixed family: The presenter shares Zachary with Dean Cox and Leighton with Aaron Barnham, while Joe raises 13-year-old son Harry (pictured earlier this year) with ex-Emma Sophocleous

The beloved couple met on the set for "I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!" When the artist was crowned queen of the jungle and the former EastEnders star hosted the spin-off series Extra Camp in 2010, a year after taking home the title.

The duo confirmed their relationship in January 2016 with the maroon beauty, who at the time said, "It's going really well … we're having fun, hanging out and getting to know each other."

They announced that they would be expecting their first child together in February 2019 and welcomed Baby Rex three months later.

In November 2019, they had sparked speculation that they had secretly tied the knot while attending a family beach photo shoot on the beach in the Maldives.

Early Beginnings: Stacey and Joe met on set because I'm a celebrity ... get me out of here! when the artist was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2010 (picture)

Early Beginnings: Stacey and Joe met on set because I'm a celebrity … get me out of here! when the artist was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2010 (picture)

"It's going well, we're having fun": The duo confirmed their relationship in January 2016 (pictured)

Sweet trip: They announced that they would be expecting their first child together in February 2019 (picture).

Sweet trip: They announced that they would be expecting their first child together in February 2019 (picture).

Milestones: The TV stars welcomed Baby Rex in May 2019

Milestones: The TV stars welcomed Baby Rex in May 2019

Rumors: In November 2019, the two had sparked speculation that they had secretly tied the knot while attending a family beach photo shoot on the beach in the Maldives

Rumors: In November 2019, the two had sparked speculation that they had secretly tied the knot while attending a family beach photo shoot on the beach in the Maldives

But it seems Joe had been planning on making a suggestion to Stacey for a while when he recently accused Lockdown of delaying his plans.

In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the thespian said: & # 39; It will come in time. We had so many things to deal with, the kids, Lockdown – I'll take care of it at some point. That just reminded me of it.

“Stacey's got the wedding on her mind – I won't have a say in anything.

“Before you know it'll be organized and Stacey will make it nice, and I'll let her do it all. A happy woman means a happy life. & # 39;

Since dating, the celebs have gained huge following on their social media accounts by giving fans a glimpse into their hectic everyday lives.

And their popularity has attracted the interest of TV bosses who want to give them their own reality show.

But Joe said an Osbournes-style fly-on-the-wall series is unlikely as the couple are looking to co-host an appearance on ITV juggernaut This Morning, which follows in the footsteps of other real-life couples, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan and Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

The former soap star said, “This morning would be perfect for us. It's a huge show and would be a great learning curve.

"I'll take care of it": Joe had been planning to propose to Stacey for some time when he recently accused Lockdown of delaying his plans (picture 2018).

“We'd be a mix of Phil (Schofield) and Holly (Willoughby) if they giggle, and Eamonn and Ruth if she got the hump with him. You would watch lines and all sorts of things. & # 39;

Last month, the Islington-born host admitted he felt "brooding" and wanted more children.

He retold! Magazine: & # 39; I would like to add one more to our brood. It wouldn't hurt. But it's not all my choice. Stacey has to be there too. You never know.

“It would be nice to have a girl, but we had such a great time raising our boys that we really didn't care if it was a boy or a girl.

Fan favorites: Their popularity has piqued the interest of TV bosses who want to give them their own reality show (picture 2017).

Fan favorites: Their popularity has piqued the interest of TV bosses who want to give them their own reality show (picture 2017).

“It's just that these kids are growing up so quickly. Even Rex grew out of this baby phase so quickly and now he's running around like a toddler. You get a little brood and you think, "Aaaah, I want a baby back."

Joe previously said Stacey had already planned every aspect of their wedding, but insisted he wanted to choose her ring himself.

The 2020 Dancing On Ice winner recently admitted that he had missed "quite a lot" from his son Harry's early life because he had a hard time breaking up with his former fiancée, Emma, ​​35.

The former I'm A Celebrity champion spoke openly about Dave Berry's dadpod, explaining how the father and son made up for lost time to the point where Harry turned to Joe's & # 39; shadow & # 39; has become.

Stronger together: Since being together, the celebrities have found huge followers on their social media accounts by giving fans an insight into their hectic everyday life

Stronger together: Since being together, the celebrities have found huge followers on their social media accounts by giving fans an insight into their hectic everyday life

When considering fatherhood, Joe said, “With my first child, Harry, there was a time when the relationship between me and Harry's mother affected my relationship with him.

“I haven't seen him in a while, so I've missed a lot. Well, me and my son Hal, we spent the whole time together.

& # 39; He's like my shadow. I love him, but there was a time when I just couldn't see this in the future. So I missed a lot from Hal growing up as a baby. & # 39;

Joe and Emma dated between 2005 and 2008 and were even engaged before they split. The couple went to court over Harry, which Joe previously called "the best money" he had ever spent.

The Ex Files: The singer ended her four-year romance with Aaron, 32, in 2014 (pictured in 2010)

The Ex Files: The singer ended her four-year romance with Aaron, 32, in 2014 (pictured in 2010)

Candid: The 2020 Dancing On Ice winner recently admitted that he had missed "quite a bit" of his son Harry's early life due to his difficult breakup with ex-fiancé Emma, ​​35

Candid: The 2020 Dancing On Ice winner recently admitted that he had missed "quite a bit" of his son Harry's early life due to his difficult breakup with ex-fiancé Emma, ​​35

Recounting Harry's frequent visits when he starred in Dancing On Ice that year, Joe raved about how he "came to every single show" and was "so proud".

“It was really the first time I've done anything, and he's the age I can see he's proud of his father.

"Well, I just got so excited about it and recently I was doing the voice of a friend of Thomas the Locomotive and my little Rex saw it and he definitely noticed.

“So yeah, it's beautiful. I really hope you are proud. Hope you are not ashamed, you know what I mean because there are a couple of things that might be embarrassing. & # 39;

Bad breakup: Joe and his former partner Emma were together from 2005 to 2008 and were even engaged before they split up (picture 2006).

Bad breakup: Joe and his former partner Emma were together from 2005 to 2008 and were even engaged before they split up (picture 2006).

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