Suzanne Shaw has revealed her engagement to boyfriend Sam Greenfield, in an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine.
The couple got engaged after a whirlwind 12-month romance – and the former Hear'Say star says she has finally got her happy ending after several years of turmoil which included a divorce, a broken engagement and the death of her father.
"He is everything I've ever wanted in a man," she told HELLO! magazine. "Strong, protective, sensible, intelligent, affectionate, good-looking – he ticks all the boxes. I now understand the term, 'My other half.'
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Sam Greenfield and Suzanne Shaw
"People say it all the time, but now I know what it means to feel part of a team moving in the same direction."
And she says that, following a failed marriage to DJ Jason King and a broken engagement to Darren Day, she appreciates the fact that Sam isn't in showbusiness.
"He's like a breath of fresh air," Suzanne – due to star in About Miss Julie in London - said. "He hasn't had the drama I've had but can still empathise. I am, at heart, a laid-back person; complications come to me. But I don't want the drama any more. I'll keep the drama to the stage."
Read the full interview in this week's issue of HELLO! magazine
And following the breakdown of her marriage and the recent death of her father, Suzanne can now look ahead to the future.
"Thankfully, I've come out the other side now," she said. "Time is a great healer and we have so much to look forward to. I feel really secure and I'm the happiest I've ever been in my personal life – ever in my life."
Read the full exclusive interview in this week's issue of HELLO! out now on stands.