X Factor winner Ben Haenow has proposed to his long-term dance teacher girlfriend Jessica Jones.
Ben took to Instagram to share the happy news with his 365k followers, posting a simple black and white photo to show that the couple are now engaged!
The sweet picture featured Ben and Jessica holding one another’s hand, with Jessica’s hand resting daintily on top showing off her beautiful engagement ring.
The classic diamond ring boasts one bigger diamond with lots of smaller diamonds on the band.
The photo needed no caption, and was met with floods of congratulations by fans.
One fan commented with an adorable memory of meeting the singer, ‘Congratulations @benhaenow remember me & my hubby were talking to you on the sunborn in Gibraltar back in May & you said you were going to propose this year ❤️❤️❤️❤️’.
Another Instagram user noted how lucky Jessica was to get such a beautiful ring, ‘One lucky girl 💍Ben you’re gorgeous 😍😍😍xxx’.
Ben and Jessica have been together for eight years and when he won the 2014 series of The X Factor, journalists and presenters questioned him about proposing to his girlfriend.
But it seems that Ben has waited for the drama of the TV show to die down, and now, two years later, it seems he found the perfect moment.
The couple originally met whille at school together, with Jessica noticing Ben who was a few school years above her.
Back in 2014, Jessica opened up about their relationship especially since Ben’s fame and revealed to the MailOnline, ‘Our first date was a candlelit McDonald’s,’ she giggled. ‘We haven’t had time for date nights recently.’
‘It has been hard not seeing him and contact has been difficult as he is so busy, but he calls and texts whenever he can and I always get a call before bed which is lovely.’
Congratulations to Ben and Jessica, lovely news!