Chloe Madeley marries England rugby star James Haskell

Chloe Madeley and James Haskell married
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Chloe Madeley has announced that she has married England rugby star James Haskell.

The TV presenter and daughter of legendary broadcasting couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, revealed in Hello! magazine (opens in new tab) that she tied the knot with her rugby player partner James Haskell.

The 31-year-old fitness instructor, who earlier this year opened up about whether she would have kids with James, married her long-term beau in an intimate ceremony in Berkshire.

Surrounded by friends and family, including Chloe’s TV icon parents and rugby stars Paul Doran Jones and Dylan Hartley, the couple said their vows in one of the county’s quaint village churches.

Speaking to Hello! before their big day the couple gushed about their love for each other.

‘My mum always told me that I should meet a nice girl who wanted to look after me and that’s Chloe,’ said James. ‘Planning the rest of my life with her is exciting and I couldn’t be happier.’

While Chloe said: ‘Our relationship just gets stronger and stronger.’

‘James is funny, smart, articulate and always a gentleman,’ she added. ‘I love everything about him.’

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The newlywed couple planned their ceremony in just eight months, after announcing their engagement in April.

James popped the question during a romantic trip to Paris, and Chloe revealed how surprised she was that he got down on one  knee with a ring he had designed himself.

‘He kissed me on the forehead and said, “You do know how much I love you, don’t you? The last three and a half years have been the best years of my life”,’ she told Hello! magazine.

‘I just thought he was being romantic because we were in Paris, so I replied, “Oh babe, that’s so sweet”.’

‘But then he added, “And you do know I want to marry you,” and started to get down on one knee.’

‘At first I thought he was joking. I was speechless and stared at him in disbelief. My first thought was, “Oh my God, he has a ring!”.’

Huge congratulations to the happy couple.