Dan Osborne exclusively tells Now about the moment he asked Jacqueline Jossa to marry him…
The pair have been dating for two years now and recently welcomed their first baby together – adorable Ella, now three months. Dan also has Teddy, 17 months, from a previous relationship.
After Now exclusively broke the exciting engagement news, 23-year-old Dan filled filled us in on all the proposal gossip. FYI – it will melt your heart!
Congratulations Dan! You must be feeling on top of the world?
Yeah, I’m so happy. It was unbelievable. We had such a brilliant holiday. The whole family were out in Greece for Jacqueline’s sister Katrina’s wedding, which was wonderful. And then what a way to end it!
How did you propose?
I wanted to do it in front of Jacqui’s friends and family because I know how much they mean to her. I needed to get everyone into the lobby at the same time to see the proposal, so Katrina pretended the owner of the hotel had invited everyone for drinks.
So what happened?
There was a balcony that overlooked the sea so we stood there drinking champagne. I had a huge banner made with ‘Will you marry me?’ written across it, which had been attached to a sailing boat owned by the hotel.
The boat was waiting out of sight until I gave the hotel manager the thumbs-up.
Wow! Sounds stressful!
[Laughs] Yeah. I told Katrina to ask for a group picture so that everyone had their backs to the water, so they couldn¹t see the boat coming closer and closer, and then Katrina had to pass the ring behind her back to me. I said: ‘Oh, look at that boat,’ and when Jacqueline turned around, I was down on one knee with the ring. Jacqueline didn’t realise the boat was for her. She said when she first saw it, she just thought: ‘That’s nice.’ I started to laugh nervously when I’m nervous I do this silly humming laugh and only Jacqueline knows it. She was so confused until she heard my laugh. She covered her face with her hands she couldn’t believe it. She kept saying: ‘Oh my God, is this really happening?’ She was really confused how it was possible for me to keep it all so secret from her, as she’s so good at sussing things out. My knee was hurting so much! We stood cuddling for about five minutes after that.
Cute! Read the full interview in this week’s Now magazine, out NOW and watch Dan’s little message to us here: