It looks like congratulations are in order for another Little Mix band member who just got engaged. Jesy Nelson, 24, is now officially engaged to Rixton’s Jake Roche, 22. Jake got down on one knee at Manchester Arena today with a little help from his friend and fellow singer Ed Sheeran, who sang the couple’s favorite song. (A quick and almost rhetorical question is required here: is Ed Sheeran the the best wingman a popstar could have, or what?)
Jake posted a picture on Instagram confirming the proposal and wrote, “A year ago today I met her at manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life.”
The photo shows Jake down on one knew with a shocked Jesy, and Ed standing off to the side behind the microphone with his guitar. Jake thanked his friend for making the trip for the special occasion. “Travelled 5 hours to sing our favourite song on his day off. I will never ever be able to repay you. Love you pal. @edsheeran,” he tweeted.
And, for her part, Jesy said yes.
Jesy and Jake began dating in September 2014 and have been going strong ever since. Jake recently joked that he wasn’t even able to afford a proposal, “There are engagement reports but at the minute I can’t afford a hot meal, let alone a ring!” Glad to see he was able to scrape up some money for the ring.
Jesy is now the second member of Little Mix to become engaged after Perrie Edwards got engaged to Zayn Malik in 2013.
Who do you think is going to get married first, Jesy or Perrie?
(Photo credits: Jake Roche and Jesy Nelson Instagram accounts)