EastEnders star Louisa Lytton is engaged to Ben Bhanvra after proposal in The Maldives… (despite it all going a little pear-shaped)
- Louisa, 30, plays Ruby Allen in EastEnders
- A cleaner interrupted the proposal but Ben went ahead anyway
- The couple moved in with one another in spring 2018, four months after they met
- They are planning on marrying in New York in the summer of 2021
- Louisa said they want to have at least two children, as soon as possible
Louisa Lytton is engaged to be married to her American boyfriend Ben Bhanvra.
The actress, 30, told the publication that she ‘burst into tears’ when he popped the question and is planning a 2021 wedding in America.
Happy news: EastEnders star Louisa Lytton is engaged to Ben Bhanvra after he proposal in The Maldives… (despite it all going a little pear-shaped)
Ben, who moved in with Louisa in the spring of 2018, just four months after they met, admitted the proposal didn’t quite go to plan.
Ben told the publication: ‘I took Louisa to a quiet part of the island where I knew no one else would be around.
‘I told her I wanted to fly my drone to get some aerial pictures of the island, although really I wanted it to capture a video of the moment I proposed.
Happy news: The couple had been celebrating Louisa’s 30th birthday on a holiday in The Maldives when the proposal occurred
Oh dear: Ben, who moved in with Louisa in the spring of 2018, just four months after they met, admitted the proposal didn’t quite go to plan when they were interrupted by a cleaner
‘As soon as I got it up in the air and reached to get the ring from the bag a cleaner walked past and was so mesmerised by the drone he was just stood next to us staring at it for ages.
‘I had to wait for him to leave. The cleaner finally disappeared so I got a speaker out of my bag that I was going to use to play a song for when I proposed but the Wi-Fi signal was bad so I couldn’t get it to play.’
Ben said he just got so frustrated that he grabbed the ring and got down on one knee.
Let the good times roll: Louisa admitted she cried when Benny proposed and they are planning on marrying in America in 2021
In shock: Louisa said she never would have thought five years ago that this would happen for her
Louisa said she never would have thought five years ago that this would happen for her but has known for some time that Ben was the one for her.
In December, Louisa gushed over their relationship as she said: ‘Benny moved into my flat in February, four months after we met. It’s all been very fast but once we found each other we didn’t see the point in hanging about.’
She said that she now wants to start a family, saying: ‘I want at least two children and Ben wants three so we’ll have to get cracking pretty soon after the wedding!
‘I can’t wait to have babies, I’m very maternal so it’s been my dream for a long time to be a mum.’
Louisa made a dramatic return to EastEnders late last year, as her character Ruby Allen made a comeback to Albert Square after a staggering 12 years away.
Speaking on This Morning, Louisa previously revealed she was nervous about returning to EastEnders amid her character Ruby’s harrowing rape storyline.
She said: ‘[Producer] John York rang me and said we’d love to bring your character back. Obviously I was a bit nervous, but so far, so good.
‘I said to John about the storyline please can we have help from an organisation. You know, it’s not just another rape storyline on a soap.
‘We are highlighting the difference between rape and consented sex it’s not black and white. It’s a grey area.’
Before returning to the soap, Louisa had said she had been struggling to make ends meet and had found work as a receptionist.
Her job: Louisa (right) is best known for playing Ruby Allen in beloved BBC1 soap, EastEnders