JLS heartthrob Marvin Humes has spoken for the first time about his romantic New Year proposal to stunning Saturdays star Rochelle Wiseman.
The 26-year-old She Makes Me Wanna singer popped the question to the 22-year-old beauty on a tiny, private island - a boat ride away from where they were holidaying in the Maldives.
Marvin tells this week’s HELLO! magazine how he'd planned the proposal for months, but how his normal smooth delivery fell by the wayside when nerves got him tongue-tied.
"I can't tell you how many times I'd rehearsed what to say, but when the moment came to speak it all went to pieces – the only time I've ever messed my words up!", he tells HELLO!.
"I was stuttering and stumbling. I said to Rochelle, 'I want to make you the happiest man… No, I mean I want you to make me the happiest man. It was getting all confused."
He reveals that he'd smuggled the heart-shaped diamond ring he'd bought Rochelle, which he had custom made, out to the island in his boxer shorts.
And his striking fiancée tells how she couldn't stop admiring the dazzling bauble.
"I kept waking up, gazing at my ring and thinking 'Yes!'. After a couple of days Marvin did have to say to me, 'Babe, you've got to stop looking at it!'
Marvin tells how he sought the permission of Rochelle's mum, Roz, before asking the singer to marry him – and of her uncle, former footballer, England captain and manager Paul Ince, who Rochelle describes as the father figure in her life.
"My dad has never been around and it's Paul who will give me away at my wedding," she reveals.
The wedding will take place this summer and promises to be a star-studded affair. Rochelle has asked all four of her band mates in The Saturdays – Una Healy, Mollie King, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford – to be bridesmaids.
Marvin’s JLS bandmates, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams and Jonathan ‘JB’ Gill will be ushers.
"From the moment I slipped that engagement ring on Rochelle's finger I've felt a tighter bond with her. I assume marriage will make that closeness even greater," says Marvin.
SEE THE FULL EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE IN HELLO! MAGAZINE, ISSUE 1214, OUT NOW.