'It feels so right!' Former X Factor singer Ray Quinn weds West End co-star Emma Stephens… as pair announce they are expecting their first child
11:07 GMT, 9 April 2012
Former X Factor singer Ray Quinn and his West End co-star Emma Stephens have tied the knot in a beach wedding in Barbados and announced they are expecting their first baby.
Dancing on Ice winner Quinn, from Liverpool, met his new bride when they appeared together in the London stage show of Grease.
The 23-year-old, who was a runner-up to Leona Lewis in the X Factor in 2006, told Hello! Magazine: 'I'm so lucky to have Emma.
It just feels so right! Former X Factor singer Ray Quinn has married his West End co-star Emma Stephens, and the pair are expecting their first child together
'The dress, I had to catch my breath. I've never seen a more beautiful bride.'
The full interview appears in this week's Hello!
His new wife said the couple were 'thrilled' when they found about the baby which is due in July.
She said: 'We're deeply in love and having a baby together feels so right.'
And she said their wedding brought
'tears of happiness', adding: 'I saw other holidaymakers watching us –
they gave us a round of applause.
'In his speech Ray vowed “I'm going
to look after you forever and can't wait to spend the rest of my life
with you”. That really choked me up.'
Ray previously revealed that he had
proposed to Emma on Christmas Day, and did everything he good to ensure
the proposal was as romantic as ever.
He said: 'I'd bought her engagement
ring – a diamond solitaire set in platinum – at Tiffany's a few weeks
earlier and had been hiding it in my holdall.
'I wanted to trick Emma into thinking
I'd bought her a camera for Christmas, so I wrapped up a huge boxed
puzzle game and put it under the tree.
'I'd already planned where I would
propose: the bench overlooking the sea, where her grandad used to sit
when he was alive. So, on Christmas morning, I had to entice her away
from her presents and drive her there!'
Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine out now.
Rising star: Ray was runner-up to Leona Lewis on The X Factor in 2006, and competed on Dancing On Ice in 2008