Michelle Collins has announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend Mike Davidson after he got down on one knee in Los Angeles.
The 59 year old, who is best known for her role in EastEnders as Cindy Beale and Coronation Street as Stella Price, shared several snaps of herself and Mike, 38, alongside her massive diamond ring before sharing that he got down on one knee at Temescal Canyon.
Michelle added: "It’s #beautiful and I’m #happy #10years this April about time I think #magicmike .#Thankyou @val_king_ for having us and making us so #welcome as always ! #greatlady"
In one photo, the actress could be seen cuddling her new fiancé as she donned a black 'Be Kind' cap, while two further snaps showed Michelle showing off her rock.
The couple, who live in London, reportedly began dating in 2012 after they are believed to have been set up by Michelle's niece who is thought to have worked in a retail store with Mike.
Mike is said to have worked at a store in Surrey selling jeans before he set up his own exclusive independent menswear shop named Heroes of Richmond.
Michelle has previously kept tight-lipped about her romance and described how she 'didn't want to tempt fate' by opening up about her private life.
She said: "I want to avoid the curse of celebrity magazines, where as soon as people reveal how blissfully in love they are it all falls apart!
"All I’ll say is I’m enjoying life right now."
Michelle has never been married but shares daughter Maia Rose Collins, 25, with her ex-partner Fabrizio Tassalini.
The couple split in 1998 and remained on good terms before he tragically died from liver cancer in 2014 at his home in Melbourne, Australia.
It comes after Michelle, who starred on EastEnders between 1988 and 1998, recently gave her two cents on whether the soap has a future.
The BBC soap's ratings hit an all-time low last year, and icon Michelle, who played the legendary Cindy Beale and Ian Beale's first wife in Albert Square, thinks it may have had its day.
"I hope it survives for the sake of all those actors," she told OK! "I'm not sure. A lot of shows have suffered during the pandemic.
"But I think it's hard for EastEnders to keep up the standard of writing on a show that airs five days a week."
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