Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon has revealed she doesn’t want to get engaged to boyfriend Joe Swash until everything is “perfect”.
Stacey and Joe have been in a relationship since January last year but the couple aren’t ready to take that next step and tie the knot.
The loved-up couple sparked engagement rumours back in April after Stacey, 27, showed off a huge sparkler on her finger.
Speaking to The Sun Online Stacey said: “I know this sounds really ridiculous and probably boring but we’re just trying to be really sensible.
“Because he’s got a little boy and I’ve got two boys, we just want to take our time and make sure they’re super happy and comfortable and we want to do it properly because we do actually like each other, a lot.
“We want to stay together for a long time and I think the key to that is to really know what you’re doing and take your time with it and be sensible.
“We’ve both been head over heels and both gone with the wind [before] but we really value our relationship, we want it to be perfect so that it’s forever.”
The mum-of-two has previously revealed she would love to marry Joe and have more children but she wants to make sure the timing is right.
When asked whether marriage is something the couple talk about Stacey told New! magazine: “Yes. When I went into the relationship, I was honest about the fact that I didn’t want to have a fling.
“We both want to get married eventually, and hopefully have more children, but it’s about timing.”
Talking about Joe, 35, she added: “He’s a lovely, normal man with a good heart and really good morals.
“He might not be the most romantic person in the world, but I know that he’s so protective of me and has my best interests at heart.”
The singer was caught up in a social media frenzy earlier this year after sharing a video wearing a diamond ring on her ring finger.
The star was showing off her nails but fans were much more focused on the massive sparkler.
One fan wrote: “Are you and Joe engaged?? Say yes…perfect match.”
Another added: “I spy a ring on your left hand… Are you engaged?”
But Stacey was quick to slam the rumours as she told Now Magazine: “No, I’m not engaged! But even if I was, what would it matter?
“If I was engaged I certainly wouldn’t announce it with a manicure photo. I would just say, ‘I’m engaged!'”