Natasha Hamilton has revealed she is engaged to boyfriend Charles Gay following a whirlwind romance.
The Atomic Kitten star, 34, shared the news on Instagram on Monday night as she flashed her new diamond sparkler, writing:
‘After the most wonderful time in New York with the man I love, I was so high on life, little did I know he was planning something very special.
‘He proposed and I said yes! I’ve had such an emotional rollercoaster few days @charlesgay I’ll be stuck on cloud 9 for a long time…
After the most wonderful time in New York with the man I love, I was so high on life, little did I know he was planning something very special….he proposed and I said yes! I’ve had such an emotional rollercoaster few days @charlesgay I’ll be stuck on cloud 9 for a long time?…this is just the beginning of our beautiful life together. I can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead. I love u xx
‘This is just the beginning of our beautiful life together. I can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead. I love u xx.’
Charles also shared the same picture on his Instagram, writing: ‘Had the most amazing time in NYC with the most beautiful person I’ve ever met, inside and out.
‘Fate may have brought us together but it’s my heart that wants us to stay this way forever. Everything else is just background noise.
‘Saying ‘yes’ must of been easy. [sic] . I was a nervous wreck. Love you forever baby. XxXxX.’
Natasha has frequently discussed her family life having faced cruel ‘4×4’ mum jibes, as she shares four children with four different fathers.
Yet Natasha proved she is truly resilient to her haters as she revealed to Closer magazine that she would be open to having more children in the future.
She admitted she was not ready for children just yet but said: ‘Never say never’.
Natasha is mother to Josh, 14, Harry, 11, Alfie, six, and two-year-old Ella, all with different partners, having recently split from Ella’s father Ritchie Neville.
The pair continued living with one another until a couple of months ago for the sake of their daughter, but Natasha has since moved out.
Despite unkind words she has experienced in the past over the paternity of her children, the Liverpool-born beauty is certainly more steely in character than allowing the words to bother her.
While she litters her social media accounts with pictures of Charles, she remains relatively tight-lipped over their love – although she is open to more kids.
She said: ‘I’m not broody at the moment. If I see a baby I love to have a cuddle – but I can’t wait to give it back! But a sister for Ella would be lovely! I’ll never say never. I wouldn’t rule it out. Who knows what the future could hold?’
Aside from the possibility of more children, Natasha is also looking to change her life in a different way by kicking her excessive smoking habit.
The stunning star is determined to kick her 30 a day addiction for the sake of her children: ‘I’m fed up with coughing all the time and having stinky hair. I’ve noticed my stamina in my voice isn’t as good when I’m performing.
‘I’ve tried to hide my habit from my kids by smoking at the bottom of the garden. I smoke out of stress but I don’t need it in my life and it’s time for me to set the kids a good example.’
Natasha has previously defended herself against the ‘4×4’ mum comments, insisting that she wouldn’t change anything about her past, after having four children by four different fathers.
Welcoming her daughter Ella last year with Five star Ritchie, who she met on The Big Reunion, she sadly went on to split with him soon after.
Natasha welcomed her first child, 14-year-old Josh, with her first love, nightclub owner Fran Cosgrave who she met during her Atomic Kitten days thanks to his work as a bodyguard for boyband Westlife.
The couple ended their relationship shortly after the birth of Josh, with Natasha moving on with dancer Gavin Hatcher, who she met on tour. The pair dated for two years, with son Harry, 11, born in 2005.
After a brief reunion with Cosgrave, Natasha married businessman Riad Erraji in 2007, and following a miscarriage welcomed their son Alfie, six, in 2010.
The singer announced her separation from Riad in 2013, and shortly afterwards signed up for The Big Reunion television show, where she was reunited with Ritchie, who she first met at the height of their fame in the late nineties.
She previously said of her kids’ paternity: ‘I do get people saying nasty things because my children have different dads,’ the singer explains. ‘But I feel I would have been a worse mum staying in relationships that were detrimental to me and my children’s happiness.’
Natasha adds that her older boys are starting to understand her past, and she wants to be nothing but honest with them.
‘Josh said to me recently, “Mum, I really admire what you’ve done in your life because you’re not willing to settle for anything other than the best”. I was so touched. They’re wonderful kids and hopefully I can pass on some wisdom, so they make good decisions.’