Gemma Collins is ENGAGED to Rami Hawash for the third time as businessman proposes during luxury Maldives getaway

Gemma Collins is engaged to Rami Hawash for the third time after the businessman proposed during their idyllic Maldives getaway.

The former TOWIE star, 43, was enjoying a five-star stay on the tropical island when Rami decided to pop the question over a romantic meal on the beach.

Rami set up an outdoor seat and flew out hundreds of roses so that petals could cover the sand where they sat, the ring in a shell.

“Rami popped the question again in the Maldives, and Gemma had no idea it was coming, she was so shocked,” a source said The sun.

‘She’s absolutely thrilled and she can’t believe it’s finally happening. She didn’t know what was happening until a large plate of cakes came out and when Gemma started eating her mango dessert, Rami surprised her and said, “look at this”.

Gemma Collins is engaged to Rami Hawash for the second time after the businessman proposed during their idyllic Maldives getaway

Gemma Collins is engaged to Rami Hawash for the second time after the businessman proposed during their idyllic Maldives getaway

The beautiful diamond teardrop ring is set on a gold band

The beautiful diamond teardrop ring is set on a gold band

“He raised, “Will you marry me?” on the sand.’

Gemma has known Rami for over ten years. She met the businessman in 2011.

Rami originally proposed by putting the ring in a Christmas pudding in 2013 when they first started dating.

However, four weeks later, Gemma called off the engagement.

But the couple then reunited during the shutdown, seven years after breaking off their original engagement.

Gemma revealed in November she had embarked on a fertility journey in the hope of having her first child with Rami, who has a six-year-old son from a previous relationship.

The former TOWIE star suffered three heartbreaking miscarriages and has been open about her struggle to conceive in recent years.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline about her family plans, she revealed she was delighted to hear that Tana Ramsay had welcomed her sixth child at the age of 49 as it gave her hope that she too could conceive in her 40s.

She said: ‘The Tana Ramsay news was the best thing to wake up to. Unbelievable.

Rami set up an outdoor seating area and flew out hundreds of roses so petals could cover the sand where they sat, the ring in a shell

Rami set up an outdoor seating area and flew out hundreds of roses so petals could cover the sand where they sat, the ring in a shell

The former TOWIE star, 43, was enjoying a five-star stay on the tropical island when Rami decided to pop the question on the beach.

The former TOWIE star, 43, was enjoying a five-star stay on the tropical island when Rami decided to pop the question on the beach.

Rami has son Tristan, six, from a previous relationship and Gemma has spoken openly about her hopes of having a child of her own

Rami has son Tristan, six, from a previous relationship and Gemma has spoken openly about her hopes of having a child of her own

Rami originally proposed by putting the ring in a Christmas pudding in 2013 when they first started dating

Rami originally proposed by putting the ring in a Christmas pudding in 2013 when they first started dating

Gemma has known Rami for over ten years.  She met the businessman in 2011 (pictured in 2013)

Gemma has known Rami for over ten years. She met the businessman in 2011 (pictured in 2013)

‘It really made me think positively about my future and kind of took the pressure off. I don’t think anyone knew she was pregnant so it was a lovely surprise but I got butterflies in my stomach when I saw it.

‘This is great news for me. I’m starting my fertility journey in the next few weeks. I’m going to a clinic, so look at these cards and get ready for me, dear.’

Gemma also said in the interview that she was in ‘no rush’ to tie the knot after previously rushing abroad to look at various wedding venues.

When asked about her wedding plans, she said: ‘For me there’s just no rush! I love J-Lo, she and Ben tied the knot at 50, they were ready to sit down and put on their comfy slippers, so I’m probably not going to do something like that until I’m really a bit older .

‘There is no rush! You’ve been married a long time, you’ve been married ab****y long, and I feel like the marriage is unhappy – and it’s sad – it’s a bit of an old hack now.

‘When you see people going through divorces and everything that comes with it, you’re like hell no! I don’t want it, I can’t stand admin anyway, I couldn’t be bothered to do the paperwork. So I just put it off as long as possible.’

Gemma went on to say that marriage is not a ‘priority’ for her at the moment.

Admitting she hasn’t picked a wedding venue yet, she continued: ‘It could be Claridge’s, it could be Italy, who knows!

‘It could be in the middle of the forest, who knows! I’m just cool and happy the way we are right now… It’s just not a priority for me right now.’