Leona Lewis has confirmed her engagement to entrepreneur Dennis Jauch.
The Bleeding Love hitmaker was reported to have accepted a proposal from the dancer – who she has been in a relationship with for eight years – over the summer.
And she’s now admitted she “can’t believe” she’s about to be someone’s “wife”, though she’s looking forward to a “new adventure” as she announced the news on social media.
She wrote on Twitter: “My heart is singing the happiest song it’s ever sung.
“I’m bursting with joy and overcome with emotion that I get to embark on this new adventure with my best friend,my ride or die @dennisjauch I can’t wait to be your wife eeeek wife! What?! Argh!”
Fans congratulated the singer, with one person writing: “Arrrh congratulations to you both , love seeing you both together, I see pure love, over the moon for you.”
Another said: “Wonderful news, many congratulations to you both,” while a third tweeted: “Congratulations Leona, couldn’t be happier for you!”
The 2006 X Factor winner fuelled speculation she’d got engaged in August, when glimpses of her diamond ring could be seen in her Instagram story.
The gossip came just a week after Dennis paid a touching tribute to the 33-year-old singer on their eight-year anniversary.
He shared a collage of pictures of the couple on Instagram, and dubbed his partner as an “incredible human being”.
He wrote: “It’s been the most beautiful 8 years of my life with this incredible human being. Here’s to many more beautiful memories.”
The couple are notoriously secretive about their private life, and whilst they don’t often talk about their romance, Leona did admit in 2013 that she was looking to settle down with her beau eventually.
She said at the time: “Things with Dennis are going really good. We haven’t talked about marriage yet. It is something I want to do at some point. I did want to get married in my 20s. That was always a weird thing for me.
“I was always like, ‘I am going to get married in my 20s!’ But now I’m like ‘No, no, no. I’m not ready!’ I feel like you think you are going to be ready but then you get to your late 20s and you’re not ready.”
He also confirmed their engagement news with the same image, captioning it: “When I first laid eyes on this beautiful human more than 8 years ago, our souls connected in a way, I never knew existed. You have helped me grow into the man I am today & to see you touch the lives of so many, inspires me to become the best version of myself.
“You are kind, you are pure – You are compassionate & loving … and you are quite frankly the most beautiful woman I ever got to lay eyes on. I am happy and proud to announce this next step in our beautiful journey. My wife to be 👸🏽.”
This is such lovely news, we’re happy for you, Leona. And we wonder whether Simon Cowell will get an invite…
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