Rugby star pops the question to his former beauty queen girlfriend

Rugby hunk Tommy Bowe has got engaged to his girlfriend of three years, the former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse.

30-year-old Lucy showed off her stunning sparkler yesterday online – rub it in why don’t you!

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

The former beauty queen gave up modelling to concentrate on a career in nursing care.

Lucy is from Barry, the hometown of hit sitcom couple Gavin and Stacey, and apparently the Ulster rugby star keeps his future bride going about this all the time. How cute!

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.