Danielle Lloyd announces engagement to boyfriend Michael O'Neill after six months of dating

Divorced Jamie O'Hara 14 months ago

Danielle Lloyd is engaged to boyfriend Michael O'Neill 14 months after divorcing footballer Jamie O'Hara.

The former WAG revealed that her electrician boyfriend got down on one knee in a romantic Valentine's Day proposal, six months after meeting.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Danielle explained; 'We've done everything on fast forward. But it just felt right.'

The 32-year-old mum described how her fiancé popped the question at Claridges in London; 'Michael isn't into big, attention-seeking gestures. So it was even more special that he'd arranged the hotel and had the ring made. I was over the moon.'

Danielle and Michael

The ex-glamour model has had a string of high-profile romances, most recently with ex-husband Jamie O'Hara who she was granted a divorce from in December 2014 after two years of marriage.

The mother-of-three, who has sons Archie, five, Harry, four and George, two, with Jamie, explains that her past mistakes have made her certain that Michael is the one; 'I feel like Michael and I are a lot more equal than Jamie and I used to be.

'I get a lot more help and support from Michael, not just around the house or with the boys but emotional support.'

A photo posted by on

She said of her relationship with Jamie: 'I try to learn by my previous decisions. And hopefully this marriage will be different to my last one and Michael won't cheat.'

In the joint interview, Michael said they had not set a date yet, but will be returning to Claridges for the event; 'We're in no rush to set the date though - we're going to enjoy this year just for us.'

The couple and Danielle's sons

Danielle rose to fame in the Miss Great Britain competition before dating a string of high profile celebrities.

She was in a relationship with football legend Teddy Sheringham after he judged the Miss GB competition that she won.

Danielle has also been linked to Tottenham Hotspurs player Jermaine Defoe, Charlton Athletic's Marcus Bent and was engaged to DJ Ironik.

In 2002 she had a six-month whirlwind romance with millionaire Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton and then with Dubai property developer Tom Jimson.


Trusted, informative, and empathetic – GoodToKnow is the ultimate online destination for mums. Established in 2007, our 15-year-strong archive of content includes more than 18,000 articles, 1,500 how-to videos, and 7,000 recipes.