Vincent Simone engaged
Vincent Simone has got engaged to Susan Duddy after revealing he popped the question on Christmas Day (25.12.13)
Vincent Simone has got engaged.
The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional, 34, has revealed he popped the question to Susan Duddy, 40, on Christmas Day (25.12.13) in their home with an "understated" gesture.
Vincent told HELLO! magazine: "I went with my heart on the spur of the moment on Christmas morning and gave her a Christmas card in which I wrote: 'Will you marry me?'
"I am a bit of a showman and had hoped to do something spectacular but both Susan and myself have travelled and lived exciting lives so I thought perhaps the most surprising gesture of all would be to do something understated in our cosy home on Christmas Day.
"Whilst she was reading the card, I did a pirouette and presented her with the ring on bended knee. I was quite emotional."
Vincent - who has four-year-old Luca and four-month-old Mateo with Susan - admitted his time in the jungle while he competed on reality show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' in November 2013 made him appreciate how "full" his life is.
The star - who finished 10th on the ITV show - also realised how "important" his relationship is while he was away from his family.
He added: "I think going into the jungle made me realise how important our life together is to me.
"Going back to basics made me appreciate how full my life is and how lucky I am. We only have one chance in this life, and I want to make it the best I can."