Liz McClarnon’s Atomic Kitten bandmates couldn’t resist looking forward to their future wedding on Thursday, as the 40-year-old star confirmed her engagement to a mystery partner with a sweet social media post
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Liz McClarnon has subtly shared her plans to get married for the first time.
The Atomic Kitten singer, 40, took to Instagram on Thursday to wish her “husband-to-be” a happy birthday – while revealing their engagement.
Although the Liverpool-born baby kept her fiancé’s identity a secret and hid his face from the camera, the star wasn’t shy about showing off the stunning diamond ring on her left hand.
Fans and celebrity friends rushed to congratulate the Whole Again singer – with bandmates Jenny Frost and Natasha Hamilton among the famous faces sending their love to the newly engaged star.
Writing to her 69,500 followers, Liz captioned a black and white snap of herself hugging her mystery husband: “Happy birthday to my future husband.
“Yep! I’m going to marry the most beautiful person I’ve ever known and today is his birthday.
Former Hear’say singer Suzanne Shaw was among the first to comment on the engagement’s reveal, writing: “Congratulations [red love heart emoji] so happy for you!”
Bandmates Jenny and Natasha wrote: “It’s just the cutest!!! Happy Birthday Mr. & Huge Congratulations to you both… love you very much” and “Woohoo!!! Incredible news – we are all so happy for you both!! To plan [sic] already the wedding outfit”, or
Fellow pop star Michelle Heaton seemed even more surprised by the news, texting the star: “What? Wow, helloooooooooo.”
Bride-to-be Liz has previously explained how she likes to keep her personal life private after previous celebrity relationships have become public.
Over the years, the Scouse star has dated sports stars like former footballer Lee Trundle, rugby ace Ryan O’Neil and fellow ’00s pop icon Lee Ryan.
Liz dated the blues singer between 2001 and 2003 and even got engaged to him once, but the pair never made it down the aisle together.
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Shortly after the newlywed Bad Boy singer popped the question at an Oxford hotel, Liz called it off, later declaring she would never date another famous face again.
Reflecting on the failed relationship, she shared Closer Magazine: “I would never date another celebrity again. I was engaged to Lee and didn’t like it when our relationship was in the spotlight.
“For me, that leads to paranoia. You read things over each other and wonder who said what.”
Liz then went on to explain why she’s keeping her current partner’s identity a secret, saying, “When you date a celebrity your relationship becomes too public and I like to keep my personal life private.”
The star, who currently has no children, also previously explained how she made a conscious decision “not to have children with the people I’ve been with.”
The 40-year-old star explained that she would be interested in adoption as a possible route to motherhood.
“I’m open to adoption and I think it’s amazing,” she has admitted in the past.
“I love the idea that there is a child who needs to be loved and you can give that to them.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/atomic-kittens-liz-mcclarnon-reveals-26608085 Atomic Kitten's Liz McClarnon is engaged to a mystery man when a giant ring flashes on her