Katherine Jenkins announces engagement

Katherine Jenkins and television presenter Gethin Jones have announced their engagement. Jenkins confirmed the news on her website yesterday morning.

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Jones proposed to Jenkins on a holiday on the Mexican coast last month, with a ring from Bond Street jeweller Goode and Son. The couple have been dating since 2007, when they met on Strictly Come Dancing, in which Jones was a contestant.

On the forum page of her website, Jenkins thanked fans for their messages of congratulations and wrote: ‘We haven’t set a date but it will be sometime next year.’ It is thought that the wedding will be in Wales.

In November we asked you to send us your questions for Katherine. Stanley Reynolds from Leicester asked whether Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement had prompted Katherine and Gethin to think about marriage. Katherine replied:
"As you probably know I don’t really talk about my relationship with Gethin, but it’s three years now and we’re very happy… marriage is important to me, it’s something I’d like to do in the future, so watch this space, that’s all I can say."

Watch our video interview with Katherine Jenkins here