Max George happy about Michelle Keegan's engagement to Mark Wright

Published Wednesday, Sep 11 2013, 12:30 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Max George has wished Michelle Keegan congratulations on her engagement to Mark Wright.

The Wanted star told ITV's Daybreak on Wednesday (11 September) that he was happy that his ex-fiancée Michelle had found love with TOWIE hunk Mark.

Max said: "I'm actually really happy for her. She's a wonderful girl. I've met Mark and he seems like a really nice bloke so I wish them all the luck in the world."

'Daybreak' TV Programme, London, Britain - 11 Sep 2013
The Wanted - Max George

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'Walks Like Rihanna' star Max began dating Michelle in 2011, becoming engaged to her six months later. However they split in 2012.

Max referenced his break-up with Michelle in an episode of The Wanted's E! reality show The Wanted Life earlier this year, saying it was a "difficult" split.

Michelle later said she wasn't annoyed that Max had spoken about the split on TV, saying: "Every girl has a break up, mine just got played out in public."

Michelle Keegan and Max George of The Wanted at the Virgin Mobile V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, Britain - 20 Aug 201.

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Max and Michelle at the Virgin Media V Festival in 2011.

Coronation Street actress Michelle went on to find love with Mark. They became engaged during a holiday to Dubai last week. The destination is particularly special to them as it's where their romance began over New Year's Eve 2012.

Excited Michelle confirmed the engagement via Twitter on Monday, writing: "THANKYOU for all the lovely messages, and yes it's true @markwright_ and I are engaged !! We are so SO happy."

The 25-year-old hasn't been seen in public since the engagement news - not that we'd be able to get a glimpse of her engagement ring if she had!

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan, 2013 Lipsy VIP Fashion Awards held at DSTRKT, 2013

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Mark and Michelle together in London in 2013.

Michelle has had to send the band away to be resized. "Cant wait 2get my ring back nxt week after its been adjusted," she tweeted. "So many people askin 2 see it,n I have 2 show them a bare hand! #skinnyfingers."

We imagine it's a pretty gorgeous gem as Mark is said to have designed the ring himself.

Mark's sister Jessica Wright said this week her brother was "sweating" and nervous ahead of popping the question, telling Daybreak: "He was really really nervous apparently. He was sweating and absolutely shaking in his boots! 'm really really happy for them."

Jessica Wright and Michelle Keegan together in August 2013.

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Michelle gets on well with Mark's family. Pictured here with his sister Jessica in August 2013.

Michelle has been popular with the whole Wright family. Jessica told the Daily Star earlier this year: "I absolutely love her. She fits in with the family really well. She's very down to earth. What you see is what you get."

Mark, meanwhile, hasn't had much time to celebrate the happy news with friends and family as he's jetted off abroad again to continue filming for his ITV2 show Wright Off The Beaten Track.

In each hour-long episode Mark will be challenged to take on unique and wild parties around the globe. He'll have one week to familiarise himself with the group's different way of life, before throwing them a special event.

Mark and Michelle's romance in pictures:
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