‘I was wearing a Norm jumper, reindeer ears and slippers!’ Stacey Solomon reveals her VERY unlikely engagement look after boyfriend Joe Swash’s Christmas Eve proposal
- Stacey Solomon revealed she was wearing reindeer ears and slippers when Joe Swash proposed to her on Thursday evening
- The Loose Women panellist, 31, took to Instagram to share the news about the Christmas Eve proposal
- An emotional Stacey revealed how her long-term partner, 38, surprised her with a floral arrangement in the woods earlier in the day
- The media personality and the former EastEnders star, 38, confirmed their relationship in January 2016 and share son Rex, 19 months
- The singer co-parents Zachary, 12, with Dean Cox and Leighton, eight, with Aaron Barham, while her partner raises Harry, 13, with Emma Sophocleous
- This year’s Dancing On Ice champ had been intending to propose to the TV star for quite a while as he recently blamed lockdown for delaying his plans
She announced she was engaged to her long-term partner Joe Swash on Christmas Eve.
And Stacey Solomon has detailed the shock after her partner’s proposal as she admits she just ‘thought they were going for a walk in the woods’.
The Loose Women panellist, 31, took to Instagram Stories on Thursday night after her children had gone to bed and revealed what she had been wearing when Joe, 38, proposed.
‘A Norm jumper, reindeer ears and slippers!’ Stacey Solomon, 31, has offered insight into her surprise proposal after getting engaged to boyfriend Jo Swash on Christmas Eve
As she started recording, Joe could be heard saying: ‘Get the ring in, get the ring in’ as Stacey moved her hand into shot.
She said: ‘It’s the weirdest day ever. Thank you so much for all your lovely messages and I don’t know what to say.’
Joe then leaned into shot and said: ‘She’s my fiancée.’
‘Every time I touch something and look down and remember I cry’: The emotional star gave social media users more insight into her ‘amazing’ day as she uploaded a shot of her band
Stacey continued: ‘Happy Christmas Eve. For anyone wondering I was wearing a Norm jumper, reindeer ears and my slippers. I just thought we were going for a walk in the park.’
The former X Factor star took to Instagram on Thursday evening to debut her dazzling ring as she gushed: ‘To the moon and back bub. I have no words.’
Treating fans to a glimpse of the actor’s romantic Christmas Eve proposal, Stacey revealed Joe popped the question during a walk in the woods with their son Rex, 19 months, and her children from past relationships.
‘I have no words!’ Stacey announced her engagement to her long-term partner Joe on Thursday evening
Festive surprise! The Loose Women panellist took to Instagram on Christmas Eve to reveal her boyfriend, 38, popped the question during a walk in the woods
The TV star initially apologised to fans for not updating her social media platform as she wrote: ‘Sorry for the radio silence… I had everything planned ready to go. I knew exactly what I was doing… And then…’ (sic).
Mother-of-three Stacey went on to explain how she, Joe, Rex and her older sons Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight, embarked on their regular morning stroll as she said: ‘Today we went for a walk in the woods… Like we always do.’ (sic)
The media personality added that the family started to go on walks with their kids when they first moved in with each other two years ago, and credited their outings as ‘some of the best memories of her life’.
Moments later, the singer confessed she was left ‘blubbering’ as she recalled the moment she stumbled across a stunning floral arrangement of white roses.
Surprise: The mother-of-three went on to explain how she, Joe, their toddler Rex, 19 months, and her older sons Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight, embarked on their regular morning stroll
‘Sorry for the radio silence’: The TV star initially apologised to fans for not updating her social media platform
‘My happy place’: The media personality added that the family started to go on walks with their children when they first moved in with each other two years ago
‘But it didn’t look the same’: The singer confessed she was left ‘blubbering’ as she recalled the moment she stumbled across a stunning floral arrangement of white roses
Detailing 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 what felt like a very long time… I said yes.’
In an image shared to both her Stories and her main feed, the Celebrity Juice star held back tears as she posed alongside the elaborate display.
The newly-engaged couple reside in Essex with their children, while Joe’s son Harry, 13, lives with his mother Emma Sophocleous. Stacey co-parents Zachary with her former partner Dean Cox and Leighton with ex-fiancé Aaron Barham.
‘After crying for what felt like a very long time… I said yes!’ The Dagenham native detailed when they finally decided to take their relationship to the next level
Blended family: The presenter shares Zachary, with Dean Cox and Leighton, with Aaron Barnham, while Joe raises son Harry, 13 (pictured this year), with ex Emma Sophocleous
The loved-up pair 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 spin-off series Extra Camp in 2010, a year after he took home the title.
The duo confirmed their relationship in January 2016, with the auburn-haired beauty stating at the time: ‘It’s going really well… we’re having fun, spending time together and getting to know each other.’
They announced they were expecting their first child together in February 2019, and welcomed baby Rex three months later.
In November 2019, they had sparked speculation they secretly tied the knot as they took part in a family beach photo shoot on the beach in Maldives.
Early beginnings: Stacey and Joe met on the set for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! when the artist was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2010 (pictured)
‘It’s going well, we’re having fun’: The duo confirmed their relationship in January 2016 (pictured)
Sweet journey: They announced they were expecting their first child together in February 2019 (pictured),
Milestones: The TV stars welcomed baby Rex in May 2019
Rumours: In November 2019, the pair had sparked speculation they secretly tied the knot as they took part in a family beach photoshoot on the beach in Maldives
But it seems Joe had been intending to propose to Stacey for quite a while as he recently blamed lockdown for delaying his plans.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the thespian said: ‘It will come in time. We’ve had so many things we need to deal with, the kids, lockdown – I will get round to it eventually. This has just reminded me.
‘Stacey has the wedding all planned in her head – I’m not going to have a say in any of it.
‘Before you know it will be organised and Stacey will make it beautiful, and I’m fine with her taking it all on. A happy wife means a happy life.’
Since getting together, the celebs have amassed huge followings on their social media accounts by giving fans a glimpse of their hectic everyday lives.
And their popularity has sparked interest from TV bosses eager to give them their own reality show.
But Joe said an Osbournes’ style fly-on-the-wall series is unlikely as the pair are targeting a co-hosting stint on ITV juggernaut This Morning, following in the footsteps of other real-life presenting 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 will get round to it’: Joe had been intending to propose to Stacey for quite a while as he recently blamed lockdown for delaying his plans (pictured in 2018)
‘We’d be a mixture between Phil [Schofield] and Holly [Willoughby] when they get the giggles and Eamonn and Ruth when she gets the hump with him. You’d be watching rows and all sorts.’
Last month, the Islington-born host admitted he is feeling ‘broody’ and would like to have more children.
He told new! magazine: ‘I’d like to add one more to our brood. It wouldn’t hurt. But it’s not all my decision. Stacey’s got to be on board with it as well. You never know.
‘It would be nice to have a girl but we’ve had such an amazing time bringing up our boys that it really wouldn’t matter to us if it was a boy or a girl.
Fan favourites: Their popularity has sparked interest from TV bosses eager to give them their own reality show (pictured in 2017)
‘It’s just these kids grow up so fast. Even Rex grew out of that baby phase so fast and now he’s running around like a toddler. You do get a bit broody and think, “Aaaah I want a baby back.”‘
Joe previously said Stacey has already planned out every aspect of their wedding, but he insisted he wanted to choose her ring himself.
The Dancing On Ice 2020 winner recently confessed he missed ‘quite a lot’ from his son Harry’s early life because of his difficult split from his former fiancée Emma, 35.
Speaking candidly on Dave Berry’s Dadpod, the former I’m A Celebrity champion detailed how the father and son have been making up for lost time to the point where Harry has become Joe’s ‘shadow’.
Stronger together: Since getting together, the celebs have amassed huge followings on their social media accounts by giving fans a glimpse of their hectic everyday lives
Reflecting on fatherhood, Joe said: ‘With my first child, Harry, there was a period where mine and Harry’s mum’s relationship affected my relationship with him.
‘I didn’t get to see him for a period of time, so I missed out on quite a lot. Now, me and my son Hal, we spent all the time together.
‘He’s, like, my shadow. I love him, but there was a period where I just couldn’t see this happening in the future. So, I did miss out quite a lot of Hal growing up, as a baby.’
Joe and Emma dated between 2005 and 2008, and were even engaged before their split, and the pair went to court over Harry which Joe previously said was ‘best money’ he’s ever spent.
The ex files: The songstress ended her four-year romance with Aaron, 32, in 2014 (pictured in 2010)
Candid: The Dancing On Ice 2020 winner recently confessed he missed ‘quite a lot’ from his son Harry’s early life because of his difficult split from his former fiancée Emma, 35
Detailing how Harry often visited him when he starred on this year’s Dancing On Ice, Joe gushed that he came ‘to every single show’ and was ‘so proud’.
‘It was the first time really that I’d done anything, and him be of the age where I can see him being proud of his dad.
‘So, it just filled me with so much joy and recently, I done the voice of one of Thomas the Tank Engine’s friends and my little Rex was watching it, and he definitely noticed.
‘So, yeah, it’s lovely. I really hope they are proud. I hope they don’t get embarrassed, you know what I mean, because there are a few things out there that could be embarrassing.’
Bad break-up: Joe and his former partner Emma dated from 2005 to 2008, and were even engaged before their split (pictured in 2006)
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