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Saturday 1 August 2015

Ex-Republic of Ireland ace Shay Given to tie the knot again

By Greg Harkin

Published 26/06/2014 | 09:29

Republic of Ireland international and Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given
Republic of Ireland international and Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given

Former Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given has popped the question to his new girlfriend Becky Gibson.

The 30-year-old PR woman was sporting a shining diamond engagement ring as she accompanied Given to the premiere of the new Mrs Brown's Boys movie in Dublin last night.

Given left Jane – his wife of 12 years – almost two years ago.

Becky was later the subject of vile abuse on Twitter, even though the couple only met after the end of the keeper's marriage.

She went public in an interview earlier this year where she said she had "finally fallen in love."

The couple got engaged at a five-star hotel in Los Angeles a fortnight ago where Becky tweeted: "Such a perfect day."

Shay's family in Donegal have given their full support to his new fiancee with one close friend saying: "Shay is a genuine guy. His marriage to Jane didn't work out and everyone is delighted he has found love again."

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