Former EastEnders actress Melissa Suffield has announced that she’s engaged.
The actress, who was a child soap star when she played Lucy Beale on the popular show for six years, between 2004 and 2010, took to her social media to announce the exciting news.
Sharing the news on her Instagram page, the 26-year-old uploaded a sweet photo of her embracing new fiancé Robert Brendan, and showing off her diamond sparkler on her ring finger.
She captioned the adorable snap with a series of hashtags and emoji symbols, including a red love heart, a diamond ring, a couple holding hands and a bride on her wedding day.
Her caption read: ‘❤️💍👫👰🏼 #ISaidYaass @mrrobertbrendan . #engaged #couple #couplegoals#isaidyes #wedding #goodvibes#positive #love #life #happy #smile#laugh #together #future #family#beach #bliss #content’.
In her post, the ex-soap star also uploaded a second photo that her 8,570 followers could swipe across to showing a close up image of her gorgeous engagement ring, that boasts a whopping 31 diamonds in its design, plus a diamond-encrusted band too.
Friends and followers rushed to congratulate the performer and her cruise director partner on their exciting news.
‘Congratulations 🎊on your engagement,’ wrote one fan, ‘I hope you are both have a lovely future.’
‘Congratulations both,’ added another. ‘You both look practically incandescent in the first pic. Joy suits you both.’
Others commented saying: ‘Congratulations to the both of you ❤️’, ‘Lovely news 👏🏻👏🏻😘’ and ‘Oh wow, so pleased for you! Congratulations ❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉 X’.
Well-known friends of the couple also took to the comments section to leave their well-wishes, writing: ‘Oh my god suchhh incredible news. HUGE congrats to you both! Xx’, ‘All the best fab news xx’, ‘Congrats Mel, such nice news ❤️xx’, ‘Fabulous news Mel! Congratulations 😍’ and ‘Congratulations my darling. Love you very much XX’.
One even confessed he didn’t know the couple quite as well as he thought he did, commenting: ‘Gotta admit thought you already were married…..amazing news ❤️💕🦄’, while another was taken by the rock: ‘Gorgeous ring 🤵👰💍💎 xxxxx’.
Congratulations to the pair!