Exclusive: Mario Falcone talks Ricky Rayment engagement: "I know everything!"

Published Monday, Jul 6 2015, 13:49 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
TOWIE star Mario Falcone has teased he "knows everything" there is to know about best pal Ricky Rayment's engagement to Marnie Simpson.

Last week, news broke that Ricky had popped the question to his girlfriend of six months and while his rep confirmed he and Marnie are set to wed, the Essex boy and his Geordie Shore love have so far kept quiet.

Reveal caught up with Ricky's former co-star Mario recently and despite our efforts to prise information out of him, cheeky Mario wasn't giving anything away...

Mario Falcone talks to TOWIE website, 26 March 2015

© http://www.itv.com/essex

Ricky Rayment and Marnie Simpson selfie
5 July

© Instagram / @marniegshore

Despite Ricky's rep confirming the pair's engagement, Mario insisted he wasn't going to say anything. Although, he couldn't resist teasing: "I know everything, I spoke to Ricky yesterday!"

Now we're dying to know all... SO not fair!

He did offer the pair his congratulations though, telling us he really likes his friend's future missus.

"I've seen them together quite a lot," he said. "They do seem very loved-up and my mum always says 'when you know, you know'. So if it is true... congratulations to them."

According to reports, Ricky and Marnie are now engaged after he popped the question while she was in Greece filming for the eleventh series of Geordie Shore.

A source revealed, ex-TOWIE star Ricky came in during the show's last episode and viewers will get to see his proposal onscreen when the series finale airs.

So far Ricky and Marnie are yet to comment directly on their engagement news, but the pair have hinted they are now moving in together.

And there's no denying the couple are more than loved-up, gushing about her beau recently, Marnie told fans: "This boy makes me the happiest girl in the world ... the most amazing person I have ever met, love you to the stars and back."


Mario Falcone and Emma McVey enjoy holiday in Portugal - 6 June 2015.

© Instagram / Mario_Falcone17

Mario, meanwhile, is currently smitten himself with model girlfriend Emma McVey.

The pair first began dating last year and as romance blossomed, Emma - who was working over in the US - moved to Essex to be with her reality star boyfriend.

Since then, Mario and Emma's relationship has gone from strength to strength, with Mario recently surprising his girlfriend with the cutest puppy.

They say looking after a puppy is just as much work as a baby, so does Mario's gesture mean things are becoming the real deal between the pair?

He tells us: "I'd like to think so. I wouldn't be with her if I didn't."

Viewers were first introduced to Emma earlier this year, after she made a cameo on TOWIE while Mario celebrated his birthday. Since then, she hasn't been on the show and Mario revealed he is keen to keep his relationship away from cameras nowadays.

"I think I've done my time on TOWIE," he added. "I cheated, I got engaged, I got unengaged. They're not things I'd be able to go through again, especially with everyone watching. [Emma] made the one [appearance] just because it was my birthday. If there was ever anything like moving in, obviously she would be there - but just for big things."

For now it seems we'll just have to make do with the pair's loved-up Instagram snaps instead. And if they feature Emma's new pup Oscar, we're pretty sure we can live with that!

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