Union J star Josh Cuthbert and model Chloe Lloyd have given an exclusive interview to HELLO! magazine about their recent engagement. Speaking for the first time about how Josh popped the question during a romantic weekend in Venice, the 23-year-old singer told HELLO!: "I had wanted to ask her for a long time but it was all about finding the right moment. I was hardly likely to find a better backdrop than aboard a gondola in Venice."
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Chloe, also 23, adds: “Before he even popped the question, he gave me a handwritten letter on beautiful stationery, telling me how much he loved me and how he couldn’t imagine life without me. As soon as I started reading it I became aware that he had gone down on one knee and was asking me to marry him.
"I was so surprised and overwhelmed. We both cried."
But the couple are in no hurry to walk down the aisle."We are in no rush to get married," Chloe explains. "We haven’t even talked about what sort of wedding we want because we are much more focused on our careers for the moment. We are both quite sensible and business-minded and want to establish ourselves, make lots of money and buy a house first."
And Josh says that he is definitely going to give his three Union J bandmates – including current I’m a Celebrity contestant George Shelley – special roles on the big day. "I will have to come up with a special role for those boys," he said. "My best man will be one of my old friends from home, so maybe they can be pageboys – I will put them in little suits and knickerbockers."
To read more of the interview with Josh and Chloe, pick up the latest issue of HELLO!