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Thursday 21 August 2014

New rugby royalty - Tommy Bowe and former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse get engaged

Denise Calnan

Published 21/04/2014 | 07:28

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The beaming couple shared their news on Facebook
Lucy shows off her diamond ring

Step aside BOD and Amy, there’s new rugby royalty on the sidelines.

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Ulster rugby star Tommy Bowe popped the question to his girlfriend of three years, former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse, at the weekend.

The 30-year-old asked Lucy (30) to marry him over the Easter holidays and news broke as she posted a beaming photo of the couple online.

The pair met in a Cardiff nightclub in March 2011 and friends said they hit it off straightaway.

After commuting back and forth for a few months, Lucy moved to Ireland to live with Tommy over two years ago. Tommy once joked their relationship is like that of hit sitcom couple Gavin and Stacey because Lucy is originally from the female star’s hometown of Barry.

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Lucy shows off her diamond ring

Lucy has now given up on modelling to concentrate on her nursing career.

The couple are reported to be considering the luxurious Castle Leslie as their wedding venue, the same spot where team-mate Gordon D’Arcy married Irish model Aoife Cogan. 

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