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The Wanted star Siva to wed sweetheart

THE Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran has proposed his long-term girlfriend, it has been revealed.

The 25-year-old Dubliner has decided to walk down the aisle with with partner of six years, Nareesha McCaffrey.

Siva proposed at a surprise birthday party Nareesha threw for him last month.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, he admitted he had bought the ring months before his proposal, but was waiting for "the right time".

"It was like a military operation to plan the proposal," he said. "I couldn't even tell the other boys in the band in case they blew the surprise."

He popped the question with a three-carat diamond solitaire ring which he had specially made for shoe designer Nareesha.

"I said to her I wanted a present I would always remember this year by – for her to be my wife.

"I had bought the ring months before. I had been trying to figure out the right time. I love her, I love every bit of her."

But it wasn't entirely smooth sailing for Siva because Nareesha initially turned him down after feeling overwhelmed by the event. But there was relief when she later accepted.

"I'm still in shock," she said. "I don't like surprises, and he really surprised me. But I was so happy. I can't wait to start planning the wedding."

Siva and his bandmates Max George, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes, were in Ireland last month to take part in the annual Cheerios Childline Concert.


Siva, a former model, was staying tight-lipped on revealing any plans to propose at the time, but he said he hoped to settle down at home.

"I'd love to live in Ireland with Nareesha – a big house in the country would be great," he told the Herald.

The full interview is in this week's edition of Hello! magazine which is on sale now.