HAPPY news for mum of four Natasha Hamilton as she’s confirmed she’s engaged to her new fashion insider boyfriend.
However, while the singer couldn’t be happier with her big news as she finally finds love, it comes after a long stint of relationship troubles.
In fact, Natasha Hamilton’s engagement to fashion brand creator Director Charles Gay will be her third, after she broke off her engagement to former Five singer Ritchie Neville in March 2016.
And when the happy 34-year-old marries Charles — no plans have yet been announced — it will be her second wedding.
In 2007, the former Atomic Kitten singer married Riad Erraji, but split from the businessman in 2013 after six years together.
After many ups and downs for the talented singer, it seems the red head beauty has found true love at last, as she took to Instagram yesterday to announce: “After the most wonderful time in New York with the man I love… 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”
After meeting on The Big Reunion Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville fell head-over-heels in love. Two years later they’ve sadly announced that they’ve called off their engagement – here is their love story in pictures
To celebrate Natasha’s — who is mum to Josh, 14, Harry, 11, Alfie, six and two-year-old daughter Ella – happy news, we look back on the love life journey that lead her there.
Natasha fell for nightclub owner Fran Cosgrave when Atomic Kitten were are the peak of their career in 2000.
He was working as a bodyguard for Westlife and the pair fell head over heels in love.
She announced her first pregnancy in 2002 and gave birth to son, Josh on August 24th.
The couple split shortly afterwards, with Natasha saying: “It just wasn’t working out.”
She told the Mirror at the time: “We do love each other – but it’s fizzled out.
“I’m trying to take my mind off the split. And one thing’s for certain, I’m steering clear of men for a while.”
Natasha reunited with Fran briefly in 2005 but soon realised they were better off apart.
Soon after their split, Natasha met dancer Gavin Hatcher on tour and the and the pair struck up a romance.
On New Year’s Eve 2004, the pair welcomed a baby boy, Harry.
Despite seeming blissfully happy, the pair decided to go their separate ways in July 2005 after 2 years together.
Less than a year after leaving Cosgrove for the second time, Natasha met Wolverhampton businessman Riad Erraji.
The couple married in 2007 in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends.
Three years later she gave birth to her 3rd child, Alfie.
Just three years on, Riad and Natasha split.
In an interview at the time, Natasha said she “fell out of love,” with the restaurateur.
“Things changed between Riad and me. I sensed a distance between us and I knew it wasn’t working,” she said.
Natasha met Ritchie on during their stint on The Big Reunion in 2013. The pair admitted having dated previously many moons ago.
The couple welcomed their first child together, Ella Rose, on 23rd September 2014.
In an interview with the Mirror last year, Natasha revealed she was incensed that people had labelled her a “4×4 mum,” and said Ritchie had helped her get through it.
“I do get people saying nasty things because my children have different dads,,” she said. “But I feel I would have been a worse mum staying in relationships that were detrimental to me and my children’s happiness.
“Sometimes you have to walk away. I stand by all my decisions and feel I made the right ones.“Is it what I wanted out of my life? No, of course not. But I have my lovely sons and now a daughter and you just have to stop dragging the baggage of the past around with you and move on.”
After the split, the singer spoke to OK! magazine exclusively, amd said: “Ritchie and I are still good friends but we are no longer together.”
She continued: “We really tried hard to make our relationship work but sadly we’ve mutually decided to go our separate ways.”
Natasha first flaunted her new love on Instagram in June this year. She’s posted many gushy photos of the pair together, making it clear to her fans and loved one how happy she is.
And now six months on, the mum of four has announced her engagement.