Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt have been creating happy memories since they started dating after being paired up on Dancing on Ice back in October. And after remaining quiet about their relationship at first, the couple are now happily shouting about it on social media and national TV - and even announced their engagement in February! Proudly showing off her beautiful diamond ring on Instagram, the 39-year-old wrote: "He was worth the wait. Kev, you've made me the happiest girl in the world. You're my fairytale ending."
Appearing on an episode of Lorraine earlier this year, the couple spoke about their "instant attraction", with Kevin saying: "When we first met four months ago, everything happened very quickly, it absolutely did. I certainly knew straight away that was it, yeah." He added: "Everything's been great, everything's gone really well." Let's take a look at their relationship through their own photos…
How did Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt meet?
Before the couple became public, Brianne hinted that romance had blossomed when she introduced Kevin as her skating partner back in December 2019. Sharing an affectionate photo of them on the ice, Brianne wrote: "Very excited to announce my skating partner for this series of @dancingonice is..... @kdkilbane77 Training has been going really well and very excited for the future......." At least now we know why she was so excited…
Kevin and Brianne's early days
Brianne was dropping some pretty major hints before confirming what we all already suspected. At Christmas, she shared a sweet image of herself, Kevin, and a friend enjoying a lobster dinner, and her arm was wrapped around the former footballer's shoulder. She captioned the snap: "Christmas dinner with these Irish boys was a treat. #oysters #lobster #calamari and plenty of champagne."
When did Kevin and Brianne go public?
Once news was out that Brianne and Kevin were a real-life couple, all eyes were on their first skate. While they didn't make the top of the leaderboard, Brianne certainly sang her boyfriend's praises. Writing on Instagram, she said: "Couldn’t be prouder of this man @kdkilbane77 for going out and smashing it on Sunday. Also- a massive thank-you to absolutely every single person who has supported us and voted to help us stay another week. We honestly couldn’t have done it without you."
Kevin and Brianne's children
Kevin and Brianne's relationship became serious when the pro-skater introduced him to her daughter Gracie. The Canadian even has a cute nickname for the trio, "the three musketeers." Aww!!
Kevin and Gracie certainly appear to be bonding well, with the three-year-old enjoying a skating session with him and Brianne in January.
Kevin and Brianne at the NTAs
Kevin and Brianne made their red carpet debut at the National Television Awards last month. The couple certainly scrubbed up well and Brianne admitted the evening was made all the better for Kevin being by her side. "Always a pleasure to attend one of my favourite evenings at the NTA’s. Even better to have this handsome man next to me @kdkilbane77." Kevin returned the favour and complimented his love, writing on Instagram: "Great night at the NTA’s with this beaut and the @dancingonice gang!"
Love has certainly blossomed between Kevin and Brianne. Sharing a lengthy statement on Instagram to celebrate his birthday on Saturday, Brianne gushed about her "handsome devil." Sharing a montage of images of the two of them, she wrote: "To my Life Changer, Hero & partner in crime. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my handsome devil. I can’t even begin to describe how much you mean to us and how much I’m blessed and thankful each and every single passing day... Kev.., I’m so proud of the man you are and what you stand for. I look up to you in every way and admire you...The last few months have been the best few months because of you. You’ve changed our lives and I couldn’t have done this journey without you... (I know you hate that word) Thank-you for coming into my life and making me feel things I could never imagine. Thank-you for being you. Don’t ever change. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You’re SO loved by So many people Kevin, don’t ever forget that. X @kdkilbane77."
Kevin and Brianne's engagement
The couple announced their whirlwind engagement in February 2020, with the skater taking to Instagram to share a photoo from the proposal.She also shared a video of the moment Kev proposed, taken by onlookers at a nearby table in the restaurant. Former footballer Kevin, 43, can be seen serenading his girlfriend before dropping down on one knee and asking Brianne to be his wife. "He couldn't have been more perfect," she captioned the footage. "I love you @kdkilbane77 02.04.2020."
What have Kevin and Brianne said about their wedding?
The couple are still in the early stages of wedding planning, but on Loose Women in February, Kevin admitted: "We've got things in our head but again we've got to speak to so many people. We’ve got a time frame in our head… But we do know what we're going to do."
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