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Thursday 23 November 2017

I couldn't say no to Brian when I saw the size of the sparkler -- Vogue

NEWLY-engaged Vogue Williams has admitted she was bowled over by boyfriend Brian McFadden's proposal - and the size of the ring.

The 26-year-old from Howth was presented with a massive square-cut diamond ring by the former Westlife star.

"When he showed me the ring, I really couldn't say no," Vogue said.

Divorced dad-of-two Brian (31), who is from Artane in Dublin, admitted that he popped the question to his fiancee in November -- and the pair managed to keep schtum about their news for two months. He proposed while touring with Stevie Nicks.

The proposal came just seven months after the former Westlife singer split from Aussie singer Delta Goodrem, to whom he was engaged for seven years.

Before his relationship with Delta, he was married to reality TV star Kerry Katona, who is mother to his two children Molly and Lilly-Sue. His daughters live in the UK with their mum, regularly visiting Brian's mother Mairead in Dublin.

While McFadden had planned to be a "hermit" after his relationship with Delta ended, he instantly fell for Williams, whom he met in Ireland while home visiting his daughters, he told OK! magazine. The pair met in a nightclub in Donegal where former Fade Street star Vogue was performing a DJ set. She flew to Australia to be with Australia's Got Talent judge Brian just weeks later.

McFadden told the magazine he knew he wanted to marry Vogue soon after meeting her.

"It's early [to be engaged] when you think about how long we've been together, but not when you consider the amount of time we've spent together ... we've literally spent every second of every day together for eight months now," he said.

"We've let (our exes) know out of respect," McFadden said. "They both went 'Great, as long as you're happy' because they're both happy as well and have moved on."

McFadden said, unlike his lengthy engagement to Goodrem, there will be a wedding this year, probably in Europe.

"I never really planned to get married then," McFadden says of Goodrem. "Vogue and I are actually setting a date and we're actually getting married."

McFadden is due to release a new single, Wrap My Arms, next month.

Last night, Vogue broke the news to friends in Dublin via her Twitter page.

"Engaged. Couldn't be happier," she wrote.

Fade Street co-star Louise Johnston told the Herald the news came as little surprise to her.

"I'm really happy for them, they are made for each other, we all knew it was going to happen at some stage. I've met Brian a few times and it's clear they are in love."

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