Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan are engaged
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 September 2013
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan are engaged after 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk popped the question to the brunette beauty last week during a romantic trip to Dubai
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have got engaged.
The former 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk and the 'Coronation Street' actress are planning to tie the knot at a star-studded ceremony next year after the reality TV star popped the question last week during a romantic trip to Dubai, the place where they both met just nine months ago.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Mark planned the proposal for some time. For the past few months he has known that Michelle is The One and wanted to surprise her with a romantic proposal.
"After designing the ring himself - which he has been describing as a 'monster rock' - he took it to Dubai. The place is special because it's where they had their first official kiss. Both are blissfully in love and Michelle is utterly made-up."
The loved-up couple are planning to start house hunting next year around Mark's local haunt of Essex, south east England.
Michelle said previously: "We plan to start house hunting after Christmas. We'll have been together for over a year by then and we'll look at areas around Essex so it's easy to travel to London. I'm really excited about it."
However, the brunette beauty - who previously dated Max George before the pair split following cheating allegations - admitted earlier this year she initially felt reluctant to strike up a relationship with the Mark for fear of more heartbreak.
She said: "I thought he was very polite, but I was wary and didn't want to get involved with someone at that time. But the more we met up, the more I liked him."