New dad and Emmerdale favourite Adam Thomas has proposed to his long-term girlfriend Caroline.
The actor, 27, has been going out with his partner Caroline Daly for eight years and the pair recently welcomed their first child together. Romantic Adam got down on one knee during a family holiday to Dubai to ask Caroline the big question.
Adam, who plays Adam Barton in the Yorkshire-based soap, revealed the details of his proposal in OK! magazine, explaining that he actually thought Caroline had found out about the ring before he’d been able to ask the question.
Dad-of-one Adam explained: ‘On the day I was going to propose, Caroline described her perfect engagement ring and it was exactly the same as the one I had bought. I thought she’d seen the ring – I was absolutely gutted.’
The actor explained that he managed to convince Caroline they were just going out for a posh dinner, saying: ‘I was dressed up in a suit! But I couldn’t say anything as I didn’t want to spoil the surprise.’
Caroline added: ‘I was gobsmacked – I cried. For a while I couldn’t even speak as I was so choked up.
The couple also had their 18-month-old son Teddy with them on holiday, and he celebrated his mum and dad getting married in his own unique way. Caroline explains: ‘it felt like we had been in this bubble. I looked around and Ted was covered head to toe in tomato ketchup.’
Adam couldn’t wait to tell his fans and followers. Following this engagement he shared the above picture, saying, ‘When she gives you everything you ever wanted and more thought I’d return the favour !!💍💍💍💍💍 see u at the wedding!!’
However it looks like the proposal may have been spontaneous as Adam had previously said that he wouldn’t get engaged ‘anytime soon’. Speaking to OK! magazine in an interview earlier in the year, the soap star discussed his relationship with Caroline and whether or not they’d get engaged.
‘I know she wants it [laughs]. But I don’t think anytime soon’ he said, adding: ‘We might have another baby first. When we had Teddy I just thought that would be it but I’d like to have another one now.’
With his perfect job, a wife-to-be and his first son, Adam told OK! that he was happier than ever with where he was at the moment. He said: ‘We’re perfect together. My life is perfect. I’ve got everything I want right now.’
Read the full interview in this week’d Ok! Magazine