Sunday 25 September 2016

Gareth Bale hires €450,000 island to propose to his school sweetheart

Callum Davis

Published 01/08/2016 | 12:34

Welsh footballer Gareth Bale (R) and his partner Emma Rhys Jones pose on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015.AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL
Welsh footballer Gareth Bale (R) and his partner Emma Rhys Jones pose on arrival for the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015.AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL
Wales' Gareth Bale after the match at the Stade de Lyon Picture: PA

Gareth Bale capped off a summer to remember by proposing to his long-term girlfriend on a luxury Spanish island.

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The 27-year-old forward was one of the stand out players at Euro 2016, leading Wales to an unlikely semi-final place just weeks after helping Real Madrid win the Champions League for the second time in three years.

Three weeks after the disappointment of Wales' semi-final exit at the hands of eventual winners Portugal, the formers Spurs man hired a luxury private island to propose to his long-term partner, Emma Rhys-Jones.

Bale, who met Rhys-Jones while attending secondary school in Wales, confirmed the couple's engagement on Twitter.

The picture, which has since been retweeted 15,000 times, is captioned with "She said yes! This a birthday week I won't forget for a long time."

The secluded island called Tagomago is just 900m from the north-eastern coast of Ibiza and 79km off the coast of Valencia.

Online holiday site My Private Villa, who help rent the island, quote fees as much as €120,000-per-day to hire the Mediterranean paradise.

Complete with lavish rooms styled by world-renowned interior designers the five bedroom villa is available to rent on a weekly basis for the price of no less than €500,000.

Wales' Gareth Bale after the match at the Stade de Lyon Picture: PA
Wales' Gareth Bale after the match at the Stade de Lyon Picture: PA

The 98-acre luxury getaway comes complete with a helipad for easy access via helicopter.

He was joined by a handful of friends and family as the former Tottenham forward took the opportunity to celebrate his 27th birthday.

The newly engaged couple have two children together: three-year old Alba Violet and Nava Valentina who was born in March this year

Telegraph.co.uk

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