ALEXANDRA BURKE has confirmed she’s engaged to boyfriend JOSHUA GINNELLY.
The 29-year-old singer prompted rumours she was engaged after she and Joshua enjoyed a romantic trip to Paris, France, last month (Dec17). Since then, Alexandra has done little to dispel the speculation, hiding her ring finger in any picture posted to her social media.
And the former winner of The X Factor took to her Instagram page on Sunday (07Jan17) to tell fans that she was indeed set to wed Joshua, sharing a picture of the pair kissing with her hand, bearing the words “I said Yes” beneath her diamond sparkler, in the foreground.
“I said YES! Smiling as I type this because it was the best day ever in Paris and so unexpected,” she wrote. “My soul mate and my love asked me something that I could only have dreamt of. Being in love is one of the most magical feelings life has to offer. So grateful for this amazing man in my life who has supported my family and I through so much. We decided to keep this between us for a while to enjoy this special moment and that’s why we haven’t said anything…”
Alexandra continued her message to reveal the moment was all the more overwhelming because she was unable to call her mother Melissa Bell, who died last August. However, Melissa knew about Joshua’s plans to propose, Alexandra revealed in her lengthy Instagram post.
“Something so amazing honestly felt so overwhelming because there was only one person I wanted to call when it happened. I know she is smiling and very happy for us both – because little did I know she knew about it,” she wrote. “For those who guessed and have left such beautiful messages – thank you. Josh is someone who makes me so happy and I’ve never felt this kind of love before.”
Alexandra concluded her post by writing: “Here’s to an amazing future that’s filled with love, joy and so much happiness. I love you Joshua Ginnelly. I can’t wait to see what our future brings and what God provides for us.”