Sylvain Longchambon is one of the most well-known professional skaters on Dancing on Ice, after joining the ITV series in 2011. And he even found love on the show with his 2013 skating partner, Samia Ghadie. The couple announced their engagement in May 2015 after two years of dating, and their son Yves was born in September of that year. While Sylvain doesn't have a celebrity skating partner in the current series, there's no doubt his wife is still cheering him on every week. Reflect on their relationship with a look at how the couple announced their engagement…
Coronation Street actress Samia shared a photograph of her beautiful diamond engagement ring with her fans. "So @slongchambon and I have some more happy news to share! #soexcited xxx," the 32-year-old also announced, alongside emojis of a heart, a bride and a ring.
Samia Ghadie got engaged to Sylvain Longchambon in May 2015
Professional ice skater Sylvain also took to Twitter to celebrate the news, posting a tongue-in-cheek reply to Samia's photograph – "@realsamia great manicure baby #shesaidOUI!!" he wrote. News of their engagement came after the couple announced in March of that year that they were expecting their first baby together. Samia has one daughter, Freya, from her previous marriage to Mathew Smith.
Following her big announcement, the bride-to-be was inundated with messages of congratulations. "Yeyyyyyy!! Congrats momma!!! Awesome news xxxxxx" wrote Samia's Coronation Street co-star Catherine Tyldesley.
Samia Ghadie and Sylvain Longchambon have been dating since 2013
It hasn't always been smooth sailing for the couple. Samia and Sylvain initially caused controversy when they struck up a romance during their time on Dancing on Ice. They announced their relationship shortly after splitting from their respective partners, property developer Will Thorp and Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe. Speaking to the Mirror at the time, Samia said: "I can see how you'd end up in a relationship with your partner. You get to know each other intensely and there's a lot of trust."
Now, the actress and the French professional skater are looking forward to their future together. Samia recently shared her happiness with her Twitter followers. "Sylvain and I are overwhelmed by everyone who has sent us their congrats and kind wishes," she said, referring to her pregnancy. "We've read them all, thank you SO much!! Xxx."
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