Gareth Bale hires €450,000 island to propose to his school sweetheart
Published 01/08/2016 | 12:34
Gareth Bale capped off a summer to remember by proposing to his long-term girlfriend on a luxury Spanish island.
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.
She said yes!! This is a birthday weekend I won't forget for a long time pic.twitter.com/FQWSiLbLGU— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) 17 July 2016
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.
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