James McVey, band member of The Vamps and more recently a contestant of I’m A Celebrity, has gotten engaged to his long-term girlfriend Kirstie Brittain.
James, 25 and Kirstie, 23 have been together for four years and while James took part in I’m A Celeb, the environmental, politics and society student was supporting him all along the way, and since the show ended, the pair have been very loved up and shared their first Christmas together in their new home,
James proposed on a romantic trip to the Lake District over the New Year period. Kirstie was very surprised to see James getting down on one knee, but he didn’t actually ask her to marry him as he started crying before he could. Kirsite kept asking ‘are you joking?’ and ‘what are you doing?’. While James was still blubbering, Kirstie realised it definitely wasn’t a joke when she saw the ring box so she asked ‘aren’t you going to ask me then?’
James then popped the ring on her finger, which his good friend, I’m A Celeb winner Harry Redknapp, helped him pick as he knew of a jeweler in Bournemouth.
Taking to Instagram, Kirstie wrote ‘My boy proposed and of course I said YES YES YES. We’re on Cloud 9. Off to drink buckets of champagne at a fancy restaurant.’
James also shared the same photo and wrote ‘In the words of Noah, ‘The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.’ Kirstie has taught me to love, to listen and to learn. She’s taught me confidence, bravery and positivity. She’s truly given me something to value and cherish. I’m forever grateful. Here’s to the rest of our lives together.’
A big congratulations to the happy couple!
Set Featured Image: @kirstiebrittain / Instagram