Casey Batchelor has announced her engagement to partner Dane Goodson.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star took to social media to share the exciting news with her over 300,000 followers, after many had speculated the secret last month.
Alongside an image she posted on Instagram, which shows the 34-year-old flashing her engagement ring sipping from a champagne flute, Casey wrote: ‘So....... I’m ENGAGED’
‘Yes I’ve had a few people ask me and the rumours are true!’ she continued.
‘Back in January Dane asked me and I balled my bloody eyes out! I literally could not be happier.
‘We didn’t announce the news straight away as we wanted to keep it between us for a while. But now the secrets out #IMENGAGED’
Fans, friends and followers flooded the post with messages of congratulations, with the announcement raking up over 20,000 likes in only a few hours.
‘And there it is! The most beautiful girl inside and out is taken!’ wrote one acquaintance. ‘So much love for this post. Congrats again guys x’
‘Congratulations hun, that’s lovely news’ commented another follower. ‘So glad you finally have your fairytale ending. Lots of Love. Xx’
Other messages included: ‘Congratulations sweetheart. Such lovely news xx’, ‘Huge congratulations to you both x’ and ‘So happy for you ❤ You deserve it xxxx’.
The former actress and model has been with 32-year-old partner Dane since early 2017.
Back in May, the adorable pair welcomed their first child together (opens in new tab) – baby girl Florence.
Shortly after that, the mum-of-one opened up about the traumatic birth of her daughter, telling OK! Magazine: ‘My body was in so much shock that I was vomiting over myself.’
Casey added that complications from her epidural meant that she was unable to properly her first week her with her newborn daughter.
‘The doctors came in after the birth and said I had spinal fluid leakage from the epidural, so I might get some bad headaches, and then they discharged me.
‘The next day I couldn’t get out of bed. I was breastfeeding, so Dane would bring her into me and I would give her what I could laying down on my side, because I couldn’t even sit up to hold her, and then she’d be taken back out.
Thankfully Casey, who was previously praised for her honesty about her post-baby body, is back to normal now and she and Dane have been enjoying life as new parents.
‘You just have this uncontrollable love for a little human’ she said. Small menial things don’t really matter any more, because you’ve got a human to look after.’
Congratulations to Casey and Dane and the whole family on this exciting news!
Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.
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