Ronan Keating and his partner Storm Uechtritz have exclusively revealed to HELLO! that they are getting married. The Boyzone singer, who has been with Storm for three years, proposed not once but twice - first during a romantic holiday in Thailand and then in Ireland in front of his three children.
"I proposed twice and she said yes both times, thank God," says Ronan who helped design the engagement ring - an oval diamond set in a diamond-encrusted titanium band – for 34-year-old TV producer Storm.
Ronan and Storm have announced their engagement
"We've been together a few years now and knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. I felt it was the right time."
Ronan tells HELLO! how he found the perfect moment to go down on bended knee during their recent holiday in Thailand, as the couple watched the sun rise over the ocean. "Everyone on the island was fast asleep and there we were, just the two of us, witnessing the most beautiful sunrise we've ever seen."
When they returned to Ireland, the first people they told were Ronan's three children from his previous marriage – Jack, now 16, Missy, 14 and nine-year-old Ali.
"Storm isn't just marrying me. There are four of us involved," says 38-year-old Ronan. "Storm has an amazing relationship with the kids, which is very important."
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The second proposal took place on Ireland's West coast with the children present: "We pulled out the ring again and she said yes. It was the most magical thing in the world."
To read more about the proposals and Ronan and Storm's wedding plans, pick up the latest issue of HELLO! out now.