Tuesday 10 December 2019

TV chef Donal Skehan engaged to 'beautiful girlfriend'

The pair became engaged during a romantic trip to Paris over the weekend...

Photo by Rhianne Jones
Photo by Rhianne Jones
Photo by Rhianne Jones
Photo by Rhianne Jones
Photo by Rhianne Jones
Donal and Sofie have been together since 2006

Patricia Murphy

TV chef Donal Skehan is officially off the market having proposed to his long term girlfriend Sofie Larrson on a romantic trip to Paris over the weekend.

The Howth native announced the happy news on his Twitter account this morning.

“We’re engaged! Proposed to my beautiful girlfriend Sofie over the weekend. She said yes!” he wrote.

The couple met in 2006, when Sofie, who is from Gothenburg in Sweden, spent the summer in Howth visiting a friend.

The Foodtube regular gushed about the weekend on his blog earlier today.

"I have been planning to do it for the last few months and when we booked a weekend break to one of the most romantic cities in the world, I knew the time was right," he wrote.

"With a thumping heart and a view of the Eiffel Tower, I took out the ring and said those very real words, “Will you marry me?

"After leaving me hanging with lots of gasping, I put on the ring on her finger and she said yes!  A pretty perfect weekend, all said and done," he wrote.

The pair have become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish food scene and have been working together since 2009, building Donal’s brand.

Photo by Rhianne Jones

The couple have been inundated with expressions of congratulations on Twitter this morning.

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