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X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson is engaged!

The singer, 35, shared the happy news with her followers on Saturday as she posted a series of snaps with her sports agent fiancé Jonny Hughes, also 35.

She wrote in the caption: ‘I am So ‘Happy’ to announce I am engaged to the love of my life ❤️  . Dreams can come true!’ 

Happy news: X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson is engaged!

Happy news: X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson is engaged!

Rebecca later tweeted: ‘Finally life got good for me,I am so thankful I’ve been through so much, I am so happy I found love and I’m excited for the next chapter!’

Well wishes flooded in with Lizzy Cundy writing: ‘Wow!! Huge congrats my darling !! So exciting!’

Meanwhile Love Island star Olivia Bowen wrote: ‘Congratulations angel!’

Cute: The singer, 35, shared the happy news with her followers on Saturday as she shared a series of snaps with her sports agent fiancé Jonny Hughes

Cute: The singer, 35, shared the happy news with her followers on Saturday as she shared a series of snaps with her sports agent fiancé Jonny Hughes

Thrilled: She wrote in the caption: 'I am So 'Happy' to announce I am engaged to the love of my life ❤️ . Dreams can come true!'

Thrilled: She wrote in the caption: ‘I am So ‘Happy’ to announce I am engaged to the love of my life ❤️ . Dreams can come true!’

Support: Well wishes flooded in with Lizzy Cundy writing: 'Wow!! Huge congrats my darling !! So exciting!'

Support: Well wishes flooded in with Lizzy Cundy writing: ‘Wow!! Huge congrats my darling !! So exciting!’

Not much is known about Rebecca and Jonny’s relationship but it is believed they have been dating for around four years. She first shared images with him on Instagram in 2017.

The pair were also pictured looking loved-up together at Ascot Racecourse in 2019. 

Last January Rebecca shared a sweet snap with Jonny as they enjoyed a walk together and joked she thought he was about to propose when in fact he had just bent down to write her name in the snow.

She captioned the post: ‘He bent down and I thought he was going to propose turns out he was writing my name in the snow ❄ still cute but not the same!’ 

Low-key: Not much is known about Rebecca and Jonny's relationship but they were pictured together at Ascot Racecourse in 2019

Low-key: Not much is known about Rebecca and Jonny’s relationship but they were pictured together at Ascot Racecourse in 2019

Funny: Last January Rebecca shared a sweet snap with Jonny as they enjoyed a walk together and joked she thought he was about to propose when in fact he had just bent down to write her name in the snow

Funny: Last January Rebecca shared a sweet snap with Jonny as they enjoyed a walk together and joked she thought he was about to propose when in fact he had just bent down to write her name in the snow

The engagement comes after earlier this month Rebecca announced she is retiring from music and her upcoming album, due out next year, will be her last.

The star took to Twitter and confirmed she plans on retiring from performing and will instead dedicate her career to help nurture young artists.

According to the Daily Star, she said: ‘My final album will drop next year and will be a combination of songs I have written over the past 10 years.  

‘After my retirement, I will dedicate my time and energy into helping and nurturing emerging artists and fighting for better treatment.’

Career: The engagement comes after earlier this month Rebecca announced she is retiring from music and her upcoming album, due out next year, will be her last

Career: The engagement comes after earlier this month Rebecca announced she is retiring from music and her upcoming album, due out next year, will be her last

On Twitter, she wrote: ’10 years today I released my first album Heaven… A young woman telling her story through songs, this album took me around the world and changed my life! I am grateful to all of the people involved! We created a classic album that is still listened to today. 

‘I look forward to concluding my career with my next album a follow on from this album (Heaven pt 2)’. 

‘I am grateful for the career I have had in music, I’ve achieved all that I ever wanted to achieve in music I’m now excited for my next chapter.’ 

Rebecca also said that the unfair streaming revenue for artists is damaging the industry and contributed to her decision to leave.

The singer found fame as a contestant on The X Factor in 2010 where she finished as runner-up to winner Matt Cardle. 

Change: The star took to Twitter and confirmed she plans on retiring from performing and will instead dedicate her career to help nurture young artists (pictured on The X Factor in 2010)

Change: The star took to Twitter and confirmed she plans on retiring from performing and will instead dedicate her career to help nurture young artists (pictured on The X Factor in 2010)

Rebecca recently told how she was warned that she could be murdered after telling police she was sexually harassed by a senior figure in the music industry.

The star said it was recently suggested to her by a friend in the industry that she should fear for her life after speaking out earlier this year.

She told The Mail On Sunday: ‘Someone close to someone very important in the industry contacted me and said, ‘I’ve been worried about you – I thought they were going to kill you”. 

‘She then asked me if I have people protecting me. She told me that she honestly thought I was going to be killed. I obviously haven’t taken it very well and have reported it to the police. 

‘Others have approached me and warned me that I need to be careful for my life because I’m standing up to the awful behaviours that have happened – and still happen – in the music industry,’ she added.

‘This is the second time I’ve been told I was in danger. The police offered to greet me off a flight from Paris because they were so worried about me.’ 

The Mail On Sunday revealed in May that Rebecca had reported the alleged abuse to the Met Police, sparking speculation that the music industry was facing a wider MeToo scandal.

Rebecca, whose meetings with the then Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden in May resulted in the creative industries agreeing to the need for a regulatory body to ensure better safety, claims she was targeted while working to build her career after coming runner-up on the X Factor in 2010. 

Having her say: Rebecca has also recently called for greater regulation to protect artists from 'bullying' agents and managers (pictured in October 2021)

Having her say: Rebecca has also recently called for greater regulation to protect artists from ‘bullying’ agents and managers (pictured in October 2021)

Rebecca previously revealed she suffered a miscarriage earlier in her music career, additionally claiming she was ‘forced to work through’ the ordeal, despite ‘pleading to them’ to let her recover.  

Rebecca has also recently demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the music industry and called for greater regulation to protect artists from ‘bullying’ agents and managers.

In April, Rebecca threw her support behind fellow X Factor contestant Katie Waissel after the singer claimed she had been sexually assaulted by a member of the show’s team. 

Katie, 35, who also appeared on the programme in 2010 with Rebecca, alleged the incident happened in the US when she met the person to talk about recording work, years after appearing on the show.

A spokesperson for Syco Entertainment said: ‘We were made aware via the media of Katie’s claims in Autumn 2017 and we immediately contacted her and began an investigation.

‘We were naturally shocked at the allegations and wanted to do anything we could to help – so we asked her to lodge a complaint with us and detail the allegations for that purpose. In the interim we suspended the accused.

‘Despite a number of requests to Katie asking her to detail the claims to us, she chose not to make a complaint over his behaviour. As a result, and without other evidence to the contrary, we were obliged to accept his denial of the claims.

‘We, of course, remain ready and keen to investigate her claims if she so chooses to detail them to us and even though the alleged perpetrator no longer works for either Syco or Sony Music.’ 

Other former contestants including Chico Simone and Jedward have also been critical of the programme.

Support: Rebecca also threw her support behind fellow X Factor star Katie Waissel after the singer claimed she had been sexually assaulted by a member of the show's team [pictured on the show with Katie [far right] alongside Cher Lloyd [far left] and the girls' mentor Cheryl]

Support: Rebecca also threw her support behind fellow X Factor star Katie Waissel after the singer claimed she had been sexually assaulted by a member of the show’s team [pictured on the show with Katie [far right] alongside Cher Lloyd [far left] and the girls’ mentor Cheryl]

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