Alesha: I kneed a proper proposal
Published 11/04/2015 | 03:01
Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has told how she has rebuffed her partner's marriage proposals as he is yet to "get down on one knee".
The singer, 36, said she wanted to marry Azuka Ononye, known as AZ, and have more children together.
But she told the Sun previous proposals by Ononye, father to her 18-month-old daughter Azura, were just him "joking around".
She said: "AZ has asked me to marry him loads of times now. He's always doing I, but I always say no. It's like he's joking around.
"I want him to buy a ring and get down on one knee. When he does that I'll say yes straight away. I definitely want to marry him.
"I definitely want more children. Not immediately, because I have a few more life goals I want to achieve, but some time. I love being a mother, it has brought me so much closer with AZ, so we would like more children one day."
Elaborating on her ambitions, Dixon told the paper she was hoped to work in TV in America, after meeting with Oprah Winfrey and a major network.
Dixon is reported to have met Ononye, a dancer, when they worked together as she launched her solo career after the break-up of girl group Mis-Teeq.
She appeared as a contestant on BBC ballroom show Strictly Come Dancing and won the series in 2007 before joining the judging panel two years later, replacing Arlene Phillips.
The star married former So Solid Crew member MC Harvey in 2005 but they split up a year later.