Jesy Nelson’s new fiancé Jake Roche has admitted that he was just a teeny bit scared before popping the question last month.
The Rixton singer got down on one knee in a romantic proposal at Manchester Arena – which was understandably pretty daunting.
‘I planned it myself – yeah it was a nerve wracking experience but it was good,’ says Jake.
‘I am the self-proclaimed king of romance.’ Awww. Lucky Jesy.
Jake’s mum Coleen Nolan has already said she thinks they’ll soon be arranging their nuptials.
Coleen, 50, revealed on Loose Women: ‘I think they’ll be getting straight onto it, in the next year or two. Although they are young, they’re just so in love, so I can’t see it being five or six years away.’
Now Jesy has agreed that she’s keen to get things started. Which is VERY exciting. We wonder what dress she’ll choose? The venue? Will her bandmates perform?!
But unfortunately for the 24-year-old, she’s admitted that she may be a bit too busy to set a date in the near future.
‘I want to start planning soon, but I don’t know if I’ll have time,’ Jesy told MTV. Boooo.
As disappointing as this is, it’s not particularly surprising. LM are currently promoting their single Black Magic in America and are imminently set to go on tour and release their third album Get Weird.
They were recently in London for an appearance on BBC Radio 1, where they wore some rather unexpected (but totally ah-mazing) outfits.
Jesy is known for her rock chick style but had swapped this look for a 70s-inspired floaty blouse and red floppy hat. SO beaut.
Perrie Edwards paired her denim co-ords with a dramatic studded crown.
It’s different, but we like it.
While on the air, the girls showed off their VERY impressive vocal talents by covering both Whitney Houston and Jason Derulo in the Live Lounge. You can watch the ah-mazing video at the bottom of this article.
LM also headed out in the capital to celebrate Black Magic reaching the #1 spot.
All four looked stunning at the bash. Jesy showed off her curves in a studded floor-length dress while Perrie, 22, paired a floaty white number with over-the-knee lace-up boots.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock braved a VERY revealing halterneck and Jade Thirlwall was glitzy in a gold panelled design.
The girls were joined by a number of pals at the bash, including ex-JLS star Aston Merrygold, Ella Eyre and Jess Glynne.
Their former X Factor mentor Tulisa also showed up to congratulate them. The 27-year-old looked stunning in a form-fitting red mini, working glamorous wavy locks and dramatic smoky eyes.
She could be seen catching up with Jade’s mum Norma outside the venue. How cute?!
They also celebrated Jesy’s engagement at the do.
The 22-year-old proposed on stage, where Little Mix were preparing to perform. And he had a very special person to help him out.
See: Celebrity Couples
Ed Sheeran had travelled FIVE whole hours to sing to the lovebirds and make the moment extra-special. He performed Tenerife Sea as Jake popped the question.
Jesy was obviously incredibly moved by the whole thing. In a snap taken of the proposal, she can be seen gasping as Jake grins with the sparkling ring in a box.
She later told Key 103: ‘To be honest, it was all a bit of a blur. I thought we’d finished sound check and then long and behold, old Ed [Sheeran] walks on.
‘I had my back turned to him and the girls were like: “Jess, Jess,” and then I turned around and he sang mine and Jake’s song Tenerife Sea. And as soon as he sang that, I just balled.
‘We’ve spoken about [marriage] but I never thought that it was going to happen, not today! It sounds so strange but it felt like the feeling of when we won The X Factor.’
Jake also couldn’t help gushing to fans, captioning a photo on Instagram: ‘A year ago today I met her at manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life.’
Two words: Relationship goals.
Jesy and Jake have been totally smitten since hooking up last July, regularly sharing slushy posts and pictures of themselves with their online followers.
The LM ladies are almost as thrilled as Jesy at the happy news, writing on their Instagram page: ‘It is beautiful to see two people so in love! What a gorgeous couple!
‘I wish you both nothing but happiness! #Congratulations @jesymix14 @jake_rixton. oh and well done @teddysphotos you were magical!’
BRB, we’re off to buy a hat.