Spencer Matthews gushes over fiancée Vogue Williams: 'I have a huge amount of respect for her'
Newly engaged Spencer Matthews has detailed the qualities that made him fall in love with Vogue Williams.
Despite dating for less than a year at the time, the former Made in Chelsea star popped the question to the Irish tv presenter in February and the couple's whirlwind romance has been documented in the press with gushing social media posts and joint appearances on reality television.
"I have a huge amount of respect for her. We started off as mates, and knew we’d be friends after the The Jump." he told heat magazine.
"The falling in love thing came later. But she is my best friend. In the evenings, I look forward to seeing her more than anything else. We live together and I respect what she does, how she is, how she does everything, and I’d like to think she respects me.
"I've known she was the one for a while now and we’re very happily engaged."
The couple have yet to set a date for their wedding, which will be Spencer's first and Vogue's second. She wed former Westlife singer Brian McFadden in 2012 in a lavish ceremony covered by Hello! magazine before splitting in 2015.
Matthews is currently organising two stag 'dos for good friends Hugo Taylor, who is engaged to Millie Mackintosh, and Charley Schofield. But he said he "hates", especially because he has a life where "you've enjoyed yourself at will", and won't be having a traditional party when it comes to his time to walk up the aisle.
"I’m in the process of organising two stag dos - one for my friend Hugo Taylor and one for my friend Charley Scofield. And I hate stag dos. I always have," he added to the magazine.
"When you’ve had a life where you’ve enjoyed yourself at will, I don’t understand the need to go on a stag do and do things you wouldn't normally do."
"There will be a few drinks, but the whole ‘tie him to a lamp post’ thing is not my scene. If someone tried to tie me to a lamp post on my stag do, I’d go f***ing apeshit. It’s not going to happen.
"They know if there’s even the slightest whiff of anything like that, they won’t get a call up for the wedding."