TV personality Jeff Brazier has announced his engagement to long-term girlfriend Kate Dwyer.
The 38 year old dad-of-two revealed earlier this year that marriage was ‘going to happen’ but he told HELLO! Magazine that he also had the approval from his sons with late reality TV star Jade Goody.
Jeff has raised Bobby, 14 and Freddy, 13, since their mum sadly lost her battle with cervical cancer, dying in 2009.
Jeff and Kate have been together for four years, culminating in a proposal in Ibiza at sunrise.
Talking during the exclusive photoshoot and interview with HELLO!, Jeff admitted that there were ‘a hundred different ways’ he could have asked his girlfriend to marry him.
In the end he went for a relaxed, low-key option; describing the moment he said: ‘We walked out to the end of the jetty and sat on a wall that formed a harbour for the local fishing boats.’
‘Kate talked about how special the moment was, how relaxed and happy she felt and I thought, “let’s do it now”, he reveals.
The TV star continued: ‘I told her I loved her and had been thinking about this for a while.
‘I pulled the box with the ring out fro my back pocket and asked if she would marry me. It was a very special moment.’
Before he even thought of proposing Jeff tells how he knew he’d had to first get the approval of his sons, saying: ‘Both boys were intrigued by how I’d do it.
‘They said “what will you do, Dad, is she says no?” I said, I don’t want to be complacent, but I think we’re alright.’
He went on to confirm that the big day will be next summer ‘somewhere hot’ and both sons will be his best men.
‘It means a lot to me, for them to be such a huge part of the wedding.’
Bride-to-be Kate explained that although marriage had been discussed the proposal still ‘came as a complete shock’.
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‘He was very good at putting me off the scent,’ she admitted to the title. ‘Every time I mentioned it, he’d say “Nah, that’s a few years off”, so when it came to it, it was all a bit of a blur.
‘He gave me a kiss, and as soon as I saw the box I lost it. I’ve thought about this moment my whole life and you don’t know how you’ll react. But I was overwhelmed.’