Coronation Street’s Sonia Ibrahim has announced that she is engaged.
The actress, who is best known for her role as Mel Maguire in the ITV soap, took to Instagram to reveal the happy news, sharing several snaps of the happy moment, which took place at Manchester Town Hall.
‘I’M ENGAGED💍💑😍👰🏻💗’ she wrote alongside the post. ‘This is the moment my beautiful husband to be asked me to be his wife💍🙈👰🏻💑😍💗💋 I honestly couldn’t ask for a more perfect man to be my soon to be husband💕💑👶🏻👰🏻😍 #love #soulmate #perfect #engaged 💕💕💕💕💕’
In the photographs, Sonia’s now-fiancé Arron can be seen getting down on one knee in the iconic location, whilst an emotional Sonia cries and smiles through the big moment. She also showed off a shot of her ring, which boasts a stunning yellow stone in a square setting.
Followers were quick to congratulate the couple on their engagement, with one writing: ‘Awwwwww absolutely love these photos such a special moment captured couldn’t be more happier for u both and literally u both deserve nothing more than happiness and love. Congratulations to u both @arron.dee love u both lots cxxxx’
‘Oh my god!! Congratulations Son! Stunning ring for a stunning girl very happy for you both! 💜’ another agreed.
Sonia as Mel Maguire in Coronation Street, a role she’s played since 2016
Sonia later told the M.E.N: ‘I’m so happy to be engaged. He is my best friend as well as my partner and we’re excited to spend the rest of our lives together! Although we’d discussed the possibility of it happening one day, I wasn’t expecting it anytime soon so it was a huge surprise.
‘He took me to Manchester Town Hall pretending we were supposed to be trying a new restaurant in there. Upstairs is a beautiful space which they call ‘The Bees’ where we stood talking. He then surprised me by getting down on his knee with the ring in his hand. I burst into tears and of course said yes!’
Adding that the proposal was ‘the most special moment of my life’, she said: ‘We couldn’t be happier. We’ve been together for a long time and it feels like the right time to take our relationship to the next level.’