It’s safe to say it’s been a long time coming for the couple, as eager fans couldn’t help but quiz the pair over when Joe will finally pop the all-important question.
And it seems as though Christmas Eve was the date he had his sights set on – and Stacey was left in floods of tears as she said, “Yes”.
“To the moon and back bub. I have no words,” she penned alongside an emotional snap of herself in tears as she holds up her finger with a diamond sparkler on it.
On her stories she revealed that Joe had proposed when they went on a walk through the woods with their children.
She explained that she has walked in the woods ever since they moved in together two years ago.
Stacey said: “It’s my happy place. I lose myself and breathe in every second of it because to me it’s just what life is about.”
The mum-of-three said the “best memories of her life” are walking in the woods.
Over the years the fun-loving couple have become beloved by fans for their honest approach to dating and their ‘blended’ family life.
Stacey and Joe were first brought together on the set of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out… of Here! back in 2010.
Former X Factor contestant Stacey had just been crowned queen of the jungle – stealing Joe’s crown from the year before – minutes before they were introduced on the spin-off show Joe presented.
Host Joe admitted he fancied the pants off the I’m A Celeb champ from the moment he saw her – but sadly the timing was all wrong as Stacey was coupled up with someone else and the pair drifted apart.
It wasn’t until six years later that fate brought Stacey and Joe back together in 2016.
Six months splitting from US prankster Steve-O, Stacey was seen enjoying a romantic spa getaway with Joe as part of his 34th birthday celebrations.
Outing them as a couple, Stacey shared a snap of herself in a bathrobe alongside the caption: “Such a lucky girl.”
Stacey then confirmed the news to the Mirror saying, “It’s going really well. We’re having fun, spending time together and getting to know each other.”
They made their first red carpet appearance at a Game of Thrones screening three months later with proud Joe telling reporters he was a ‘very lucky man’ to be dating Stacey.
“I have done well. I am really happy. She is a lovely person. She is great and it’s all good,” he gushed.
Once the cat was out the bag, Stacey grew more than comfortable in dishing the dirt on their blossoming romance, delighting Loose Women viewers with her hilarious tales.
From details about their sex life to how Joe refused to visit her on her period, Stacey had fans in hysterics with her honest take about their love life.
After dating for a year the loved-up pair became swamped with engagement rumours – in part down to Stacey making no secret of the fact she was urging her Essex beau to pop the question.
But the The Loose Women panelist dropped her biggest signal ever when she filmed herself trying on wedding gowns in 2017.
While being fitted for gowns for a showbiz event, Stacey asked to slip into bridal white and shared the footage to her Instagram.
But despite her obvious glee, Stacey denied she and Joe were heading up the aisle any time soon: “I AM NOT GETTING MARRIED, I haven’t been proposed to, we aren’t even thinking about it.”
Teasing fans, she then added: “Well maybe I am a little bit, or a lot, or all day every day.”
Stacey has two sons; Zachary, with her former childhood sweetheart Dean Cox, and Leighton with ex-fiancé Aaron Barnha.
While Joe has son Harry with his former girlfriend Emma Sophocleous.
It wasn’t long after when the pair welcomed their son Rex.
In October 2018 Stacey revealed they’d taken a huge step by moving in together – just in time to celebrate her 29th birthday.
A delighted Stacey said waking up with Joe and her two sons in their own was the ‘best birthday present’ ever.
Writing in her column for Fabulous, she added: “So after three years Joe and I are taking the plunge and blending our lives in our very own together home. Wahoo!
“We have been working really hard to ensure that all of our children feel happy, comfortable and settled and we are finally in a place where we’re ready to merge.”
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