Model and TV personality Jodie Kidd is to get married for a third time after her ex-Royal Marine boyfriend proposed on a romantic trip to Paris.
‘I said Yes,’ confirmed Miss Kidd, 43, who shared a photograph on Instagram of her with her fiance, Joseph Bates, 35, in front of the Arc de Triomphe in the French capital.
The couple, who have been together since 2017, were congratulated by friends including actress Poppy Delevingne, who described it as the ‘best news’, and Marcella star Anna Friel, who said Bates was a ‘lucky man’.
Miss Kidd, who is the great-grandaughter of Canadian press baron the 1st Lord Beaverbrook, split up from her last husband, David Blakeley, in 2015 after just four months of marriage.
Wedding bells: Model and TV personality Jodie Kidd is to get married for a third time after her ex-Royal Marine boyfriend proposed on a romantic trip to Paris (pictured last month)
He was reportedly granted a divorce on the grounds of Miss Kidd’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’ after the couple had a whirlwind romance.
She had separated from her first husband, the Internet entrepreneur Aidan Butler, after 18 months.
Miss Kidd, who runs The Half Moon in Kirdford, West Sussex, has a ten-year-old son, Indio, with Argentinian polo player Andrea Vianini.
She has said she ruins trips to other pubs for her fiance, adding: ‘My partner hates going to the pub with me.
‘Even if we’re going as customers, I’ll just be sitting there scanning it and thinking, ‘That person has an empty glass’ or ‘I’ll go and clear up’. I’m a nightmare and constantly on the go.
Model Jodie Kidd and her first husband Aiden Butler at Royal Ascot for the second day of the races in 2006 (L) and with husband number two David Blakeley in 2013 (R)
Jodie has been running the Half Moon pub in Kirdford, West Sussex, since 2017.
She has recently launched a new campaign with organisation Long Live The Local to support small pubs and breweries.
She took to Instagram in July, explaining: ‘I am very excited to launch a new campaign with @longlivelocal championing the vital role pubs play in the heart of communities in the UK.
‘The pub has long been a place to find that special connection; to fall in love, find a mentor or reconnect with long-lost friends.
‘I said Yes,’ confirmed Miss Kidd, 43, who shared a photograph on Instagram of her with her fiance, Joseph Bates, 35, in front of the Arc de Triomphe in the French capital (pictured)
She continued: ‘To celebrate these stories, Long Live The Local has renamed the Rose & Crown in Clapham Common to the Rose & Rory in honour of this couple who met there two years ago.
‘Brits rely on pubs to provide a warm, comforting and welcoming space to socialise. We can’t take them for granted so to help support our pubs and breweries thrive, head to the link in bio.’
Back in April Jodie admitted that the Covid lockdown had brought her closer to beau Joseph.
She told HELLO!: ‘When you’ve had to spend a lot of time with your loved one, you have time to deal with things and talk. It’s been a good time to really get to know someone,’ she said.
Happy: Back in April Jodie admitted that the Covid lockdown had brought her closer to beau Joseph (pictured in 2019)
Jodie and her partner Joseph, who is a former marine and special forces soldier, were first seen together in Barbados in October 2017, after she accompanied him on a disaster relief mission to Dominica after Hurricane Irma.
According to the Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare, the duo had previously rowed in kayaks 120 miles down the Gironde, to recreate a World War II commando raid.
Last year Jodie also revealed that she had to confront partner Joseph about his gruelling fitness regime, after noticing her son Indio growing more conscious of calories in his food.
Joseph told The Daily Mail that he’s struggled with an eating disorder since his teens, adding: ‘It really scared me. The only way he could have learned about calories and ‘cheat days’ – when you allow yourself a treat, like pizza – is through me.’
Jodie added: ‘Joseph had started to comment on what I was eating – giving me a look if I helped myself to another potato, or didn’t go to the gym. But when Indio started talking about ”cheat days”, I felt I had to protect him. Joseph needed help.’
Love is in the air: Jodie and her partner Joseph, who is a former marine and special forces soldier, were first seen together in Barbados in October 2017 (pictured in June 2019)