Dust off your hats because ding-dong the bells are going to chime! Dan Osborne and Jacqueline Jossa are getting hitched!
Dan, 23, who got down on bended knee in front of 40 of Jacqueline’s friends and family on the last day of their trip where they had been celebrating the wedding of Jac’s older sister Katrina, is said to be ‘absolutely ecstatic’ to be marrying the ‘girl of his dreams.’
A close friend of Dan’s confirmed the happy news to Now, saying: ‘Yes, it’s true. Dan and Jacqueline are engaged and they’re both over the moon. Dan has been planning this special moment for months, Jacqueline is the girl of his dreams and he can’t believe what a lucky man he is. They will marry next year.’
Dan hinted to Now 12 months ago that Jacqueline, 22, was ‘the one,’ in an exclusive interview, saying: ‘Who knows? She’s absolutely incredible. Watch this space! I respect her a lot. I like the girl, so I don’t want to ruin it.’
The happy couple, who recently became parents to three-month-old baby girl Ella, have been dating for two years. They first sparked rumours of a romance when they were spotted together leaving an awards ceremony in November 2013, but after it emerged Dan was expecting a baby with his ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin, the couple were rumoured to have split and Dan welcomed son Teddy in December. In June, Dan and Jacqueline rekindled their romance, keeping fans up to date with pictures on Instagram and Twitter, Jacqueline admitted on Twitter that Dan was her ‘best friend and always will be,’ and then in August they announced they were expecting a baby.
Last month Dan broke down in tears twice during another exclusive interview with us, when asked if he feared Jacqueline would leave him when shocking tapes emerged of him verbally abusing and threatening to stab ex-girlfriend Megan, he told Now: ‘More than anything, I’m sorry to Jacqueline. She’s put up with so much but supported me through everything. I’ll spend the rest of my life making it up to her.’
We’re thrilled Dan and Jacqueline finally get their happy ending. Congratulations! We couldn’t be happier for you, Teddy and Ella.