Huge congrats! Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright are engaged 1 year ago

Huge congrats! Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright are engaged

"The perfect end to our holiday..."

Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright have announced they are engaged, after two years together.

The ex-The Only Way Is Essex star revealed their happy news with an absolutely stunning series of photos showing the magical moment.

The pictures show the couple on a helipad on top of the St. Regis in Abu Dhabi, surrounded by his three children: Lorenz, 12, Tate, 10, and Tia, seven.

She captioned the photo series:

"The perfect end to our holiday ... How could the answer not be yes."

Rio shared the same photos on his own Instagram account, revealing that his children had managed to keep the special moment a secret from Kate - although he'll "never know" how they did it.

Alongside a string of heart emojis, he said:

"She said yes. How these 3 kids kept it a secret I'll never know."

Kate, 27, and Rio, 39, are thought to have been dating since late 2016. They went public with their relationship last year.

The pair sparked engagement rumours over the summer when the former reality TV star was seen "hiding" her left hand.

This is Rio’s first public relationship since the death of his wife in 2015.

Rio and Rebecca welcomed three children together before she was diagnosed with breast cancer.