Footballer Theo Walcott Engaged

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It has been confirmed that Southampton-born footballer Theo Walcott has proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years, Melanie Slade, who he started dating when he was just 15. The England and Arsenal player got down on one knee at their home in Hertfordshire, the ‘Sunday Mirror‘ reports.

Her ring is described as a large diamond with smaller ones set either side, and due to its size, the couple have struggled to keep the news from breaking. As far as the wedding date is concerned, don’t expect to see them walk down the aisle until next year, as Melanie wants Theo to concentrate on getting a chance to play for England in the ‘Euro 2012‘.

A source told the paper: “They will probably do it next summer when they have more time off to organise it – they won’t be searching for a ­magazine deal, though!”

Last year she spoke about how she had plans to marry him after the finished her studies in physiotherapy, and it seems that her wish has been granted!

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