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Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner announce their engagement

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Congratulations to Geri Halliwell, who is engaged to her partner, Red Bull Formula One team boss Christian Horner. The engagement was quietly announced with a small notice in The Times – in much the same way Benedict Cumberbatch's impending nuptials were revealed.

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Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner have announced their engagement

The £324 listing appeared in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of the newspaper, and read: "Mr C.E.J. Horner OBE and Geri Halliwell, The engagement is announced between Christian, son of Mr and Mrs G.M. Horner and Geraldine, daughter of the late Mr L.F. Halliwell and Mrs A Parkinson."

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The announcement was printed in The Times

The couple have been friends since 2009, and publicly dating since March. It had been rumoured that they were close to tying the knot. Geri, 42, and Christian, 40, both have children from their previous relationships. The singer is mum to eight-year-old daughter Bluebell with Sacha Gervasi.

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Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner have been publicly dating since March

Christian, meanwhile, recently split from his partner of 14 years Beverley Allen, with whom he has a one-year-old daughter Olivia.Geri and Christian's newspaper notice follows that of


star Benedict, who placed a similar announcement in last week's paper revealing his engagement to theatre director

Sophie Hunter

.Other celebrities to have revealed their engagements in

The Times


Eddie Redmayne

to Hannah Bagshawe and comedian

David Mitchell

to Victoria Coren.

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