Vogue ‘delighted’ that she and Brian McFadden are engaged
It's been widely rumoured for months, but last night Vogue Williams confirmed on Twitter that Brian McFadden has popped the question.
The former Fade Street star tweeted: “I’m delighted! I’m engaged!”
The Independent had revealed that Brian McFadden has proposed to his girlfriend of seven months over Christmas and that she had accepted, but the couple didn’t make any announcement or confirm the rumours until last night.
The news is a fitting finale to what has been a whirlwind romance by any standards.
It was only in May last year that the singer (31) was introduced to the 25-year-old former Fade Street girl at a party in Dublin.
This was just a month after ending his four-year engagement to Australian singer Delta Goodrem.
Within weeks Vogue was jetting out to join Brian Down Under, where she fell madly in love and stayed for most of this year.
The feeling was mutual, and the signs that wedding bells were going to chime came earlier this month in a series of tweets between the pair.
"Officially obsessed with you" tweeted @BrianMcFadden, making his intentions clear by adding the hashtag: "#marriage material.''
@Voguewilliams seemed equally ready to take their relationship to another level, replying: "All you gotta do is ask!!!"
"Maybe I will!!!" was Brian's immediate reply.
The couple got tongues wagging at an MTV Party in Sydney in November when they were photographed with Brian wearing a wedding band, and Vogue concealing her ring finger behind her back in photographs.
Slane Castle was the setting for the former Westlife star's last wedding to Kerry Katona on June 5, 2002, with S Club 7 and Ronan Keating among the guests.
The couple, who had two daughters, Molly (10) and Sue (8), separated in 2004.
But be warned -- Brian and Vogue's announcement, rather like their relationship, could be even more advanced.
"I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the word comes they've already married," one close pal told the Independent.
Being Mrs McFadden certainly won't do Vogue any damage. She has certainly benefited from the 'Brian factor' Down Under.
She has appeared in one of Brian's pop videos, and received best wishes on her birthday from Dannii Minogue, a panellist with Brian on Australia's Got Talent.
"Vogue thought Fade Street would make her famous but now she's found love, and fame on a scale beyond her wildest dreams," said an insider. We wish them well.