How did X Factor's Stevi Ritchie propose to Chloe-Jasmine Whichello?

Published Monday, Jul 13 2015, 13:58 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor's Stevi Ritchie has revealed he proposed to Chloe-Jasmine Whichello over dinner… but she was so hungry, she was more focused on the dessert!

The couple met on X Factor last year and romance soon blossomed. They announced their engagement over the weekend.

Chloe-Jasmine Whichello engagement ring
13 July 2015


Stevi told ITV's This Morning today: "I took her to this really posh restaurant, a lovely meal on her birthday eve, and I put this ring in a £10 bag with loads of tissue paper and newspaper.

"She said, 'Oh darling, this is lovely!' She thought a teddy bear was going to jump out… and I said, 'No babe, search your bag!' And she said, 'But what is it darling?' I had to pull the ring out and put it on her finger - I got down on one knee. "People in the restaurant were going, 'What was going on there?'"

Chloe-Jasmine Whichello engagement ring
13 July 2015


The ring!

Chloe-Jasmine then said: "We had just been to bootcamp in Norfolk so we were absolutely starving so I was very concentrated on the chocolates and you don't expect something like that to happen so out of the ordinary. And I actually said 'Are you sure?' I was in shock."

She added: "I love his parents - no one else's family has ever made me feel as welcome as them. I honestly feel like a daughter, it's so lovely."

The couple said they are thinking about a wedding next summertime and that Stevi's daughter will obviously be a bridesmaid.

"She's happy," said Stevi. "A bit in shock at first but she got used to the idea!"

As for whether they'll have more kids, Chloe-Jasmine said: "We would love to but we would have to financially provide for them. There's no right time to have children but you have to be prepared."

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