Actress Roxanne Pallett has opened up about her whirlwind love story to boyfriend Lee Walton and explained how they got engaged just a week after dating!
Roxanne starred in the popular ITV soap Emmerdale from 2005 to 2009 and while her character Jo kissed all the frogs, Roxanne has come out on top to find the man she’s been looking for.
Speaking to OK! magazine Roxanne revealed that she got engaged to her boyfriend, steel worker Lee Walton, after just week of official dating as she knew it was meant to be.
The pair first started talking online in summer last year and bonded over their mutual love of Elvis Presley. After finally meeting in December of the same year, Lee spontaneously proposed without a ring and the pair got matching tattoos to make the engagement official.
Since then, Lee has bought Roxanne an official ring but she wears this on her right hand so that it doesn’t cover her tattooed tribute to her husband-to-be.
Lee admitted that he recognised Roxanne from her stint on Emmerdale and said: ‘I’d see her in magazines and she always caught my eye.’
Speaking about the moment she first saw Lee, Roxanne said at first she was a little overwhelmed that he was real!
She said: ‘When I walked into the pub and saw him I thought, oh my God, you’re real. I just flung my arms around him and it was like we’d been together forever. We were kissing within five minutes!’
Reminiscing about the moment Lee also gushed: ‘I couldn’t look her in the eyes because she was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.’
Roxanne admits that the engagement came as a shock but she knew instantly it was the right decision.
Explaining how it happened Lee revealed: ‘She was getting ready and dancing and I said: “I could get used to this. Move in with me?” She agreed and on our first night living together I was looking at her, thinking, God I love you. And then I just said: “Will you marry me?”‘
Roxanne added: ‘We were engaged within a week of meeting! I know it sounds crazy, but I knew my heart.’
Read the full story in this week’s OK! magazine.