Congratulations are in order for Emmerdale star Amy Walsh and fiancée Bradley Jaden who have announced their engagement.
It’s happy news for this showbiz couple, who spoke exclusively to OK! magazine to tell the story of their proposal.
Amy, who is best known for her role playing Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale, revealed her actor boyfriend Bradley got down on one knee whilst they were on holiday in Thailand.
The 29 year old said, ‘I genuinely didn’t know what was happening until he got down on one knee.
‘I just thought, no, this can’t be that! Then I burst into tears.
‘We were both crying and then he said some lovely things, but I can’t remember what they were!’
‘It’s an amazing feeling. Everything feels more solidified between us.’
Bradley, 29, who is currently touring as Fiyero in the theatre production of Wicked, admitted that his proposal plans were a long time coming, having always known Amy was ‘the one’.
‘If I’m honest, I’ve known she’s The One since I met her. I feel very lucky.
‘She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
‘I started saving for a ring about two years ago and I bought it about seven months before we went to Thailand.’
Amy met Bradley at big sister and Girls Aloud singer Kimberly Walsh’s 30th birthday party, where the pair hit it off.
Kimberley starred alongside Bradley when she took on the role of Princess Fiona in the theatre production of Shrek and invited him along to her birthday party, knowing that he would be a match for her sister.
Amy previously told The Mirror about Kimberley’s expert match making skills, saying:
‘She did some expert matchmaking. She is always very protective with me, especially when it comes to boys, so to have her approval of him early on helped him out in a big way.
‘Before the party she told me, “There is someone going along tonight who might be interested in you”, so she planted the seed and it happened. We just hit it off, so it was thanks to her.’
And now it seems this loved-up couple are keen to start their own family, but only once their career paths keep them in the same place.
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Speaking about her plans for a baby, Amy said, ‘At some point after [the wedding] – and when we’re in the same country, preferably’
To which Bradley agreed, saying, ‘I’ve always wanted a big family.’
Amy added, ‘I have as well, but I’m aware we’re starting a bit late, so we’ll see how we go with the first one!’