‘I’ve never been happier’: Stacey Solomon shares tear-jerking video of the sweet moment her long-term beau Joe Swash proposed to her in the woods on Christmas Eve
She announced her engagement to long-term beau Joe Swash on Christmas Eve.
And Stacey Solomon shared an intimate glimpse at her boyfriend, 38, proposing to her as she shared a video of the sweet moment to Instagram on Thursday.
The Loose Women panelist, 31, revealed that Joe had hidden a Go-Pro camera on a tree in the woods to record the romantic milestone.
She said yes! Stacey Solomon shared an intimate glimpse of her long-term beau Joe Swash proposing to her as she shared a video of the sweet moment on Instagram on Thursday
In the heartwarming clip, they both crouch on the ground next to a stunning array of white roses as Joe begins his surprise festive proposal.
He holds out a ring to Stacey but only manages to get out ‘Stacey Solomon’ before his overwhelmed girlfriend asks ‘are you joking me?’.
As Joe continues his intimate proposal, Stacey modestly hides her face in her coat as she begins welling up during the touching moment.
After saying yes, Stacey slips on the engagement ring and her three children can adorably be heard cheering from off-camera as the smitten couple embrace.
‘Never been happier’: The Loose Women panelist, 31, revealed that Joe, 38, had hidden a Go-Pro camera on a tree to record the romantic Christmas Eve proposal in the woods
Stacey and Joe are both seen beaming as they stand up and share a loving kiss while her sons – Rex, one, Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight – continue shouting in delight.
Alongside the clip, Stacey said she is so ‘happy’ that Joe managed to capture the moment on camera – even if it took them a week to figure out how to download it.
She gushed: ‘The day he asked me… It took us all week to work out how to download this video from a video go pro thingy he hid on a tree.
‘But I’ve never been happier that he got this memory for us to keep forever…’
She also referenced her stunned reaction to the proposal, saying: ‘Me “are you joking?” Tried to hide my ugly crying face with my hair…’
Adorable: After she says yes, Stacey and Joe are both beaming as they share a loving kiss as her sons – Rex, one, Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight – continue shouting in delight
Stacey went on to explain that her sons cheering makes her emotional every time she watches the video, writing: ‘The boys cheering gets me every time I watch this back omg it hurts my heart.
‘Happy New Year guys… Let it be full of love and hope’ (sic)
On New Year’s Eve, Stacey also shared her first snap with her ‘future husband’ on Instagram as she celebrated New Year’s Eve at home with her family.
The presenter looked effortlessly glamorous in a white button-up cardigan and gold sequin trousers as she posed with her new fiancé and her pet pooch.
She wore her rouge-tinted tresses in a loose wave cascading down her shoulders and opted for a stunning nude make-up palette.
New year: On New Year’s Eve, Stacey also shared her first snap with her ‘future husband’ on Instagram as she celebrated New Year’s Eve at home with her family
The bombshell flaunted her glitzy engagement ring as she and her future husband lovingly wrapped their arms around each other.
While Joe flashed a huge grin and he sported a white T-shirt and a snapback as he celebrated New Year’s Eve with his girlfriend.
Stacey penned a lengthy caption alongside the smitten snap, thanking her 3.9million followers for their ‘lovely messages and kindness’ since she became engaged.
She went on to liken telling her fans her big news as being the same as telling her ‘family’ as she wished them all a Happy New Year.
The singing sensation penned: ‘My fiancé. It just doesn’t get old. My first picture with my future husband (sounds so weird) Just wanted to come on here and say, thank you so much for all of your lovely messages and kindness it means the world.
So happy! Stacey Solomon gave fans a closer look at her dazzling engagement ring on Thursday as she explained the very romantic meaning behind her stones
‘Sharing this with you was like telling my family. Thank you for everything in 2020 couldn’t have done it without you… I can not wait for a fresh new year to begin.
‘Hoping that 2021 brings hope, happiness and health with it. Love you all to the moon and back…’ (sic)
Earlier the same day, Stacey also detailed the very romantic meaning behind her ring’s stones, revealing that she has two Australian opals inside the piece.
She also hilariously revealed her favourite ‘I can’t believe I’m engaged hand gestures’ as she took to Instagram on Thursday.
Stacey showcased her sparkling new piece of jewellery in front of her Christmas tree, thanking her fans for all their well wishes after she announced her engagement.
‘I get goosebumps’: The TV star, 31, explained how there are two Australian opals inside the ring as that’s her birth stone and the couple fell in love in Australia after meeting on I’m A Celeb
She also told how Joe had thoughtfully chosen a ring with two opals inside as the stones are very special to her.
The star explained: ‘Sometimes I take it off just to look inside it. Because inside it are two Australian opals.
‘Opal is my birthstone and Australia is where we fell in love. It gives me goosebumps every time I look at them.’
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.’
Joker: Stacey also showed off her best ‘I can’t believe I’m engaged hand gestures’
Dazzling: Stacey held the ring infront of her Christmas tree and let it glisten in the light
They announced they were expecting their first child together in February 2019, and welcomed baby Rex three months later.
Stacey also joked around with her ring on Instagram Stories saying she had been practicing her best ‘I can’t believe I’m engaged hand gestures’.
After some consideration she said she’d got it down to her top three, going on to perform interesting and shocked, placing her hand over her face to flaunt the ring.
However she said her favourite is placing her hand up to her head, joking: ‘What have you got headache? Funny you should ask… because I do! right here’.
Since announcing her engagement, Stacey has been quiet on Instagram but reassured fans today she is perfectly well just soaking up the time with her family.
Loved up: Joe and Stacey looked every inch the happy couple as they relaxed by the fire
Sharing a selection of stunning black and white videos, Stacey revealed the family had spent lots of time at home for the festive period.
One sweet clip showed her and Joe cosied up infront of the fire as one of her son’s recorded them relaxing.
While another saw Stacey sitting with her beloved dog and looking at her sparkling ring.
Stacey announced her engagement on Christmas Eve, treating fans to a glimpse of the actor’s romantic proposal during a walk in the woods with their son Rex, 19 months, and her children from past relationships.
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).
Getting use to it: Another snap showed Stacey looking at her ring as she snuggled her dog
Family time: She said she’d been quiet on Instagram but enjoying family time over Christmas
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.
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.’
‘I have no words!’ Stacey announced her engagement to her long-term partner Joe Swash on Christmas Eve
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.
In November 2019, Stacey and Joe sparked speculation they secretly tied the knot as they took part in a family beach photoshoot on the beach in Maldives.
Festive surprise! The Loose Women panellist took to Instagram to reveal her boyfriend, 38, popped the question during a walk in the woods
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.’
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
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