EXCLUSIVE: Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima ‘so happy’ for fiancée Giada Lini as she’s partnered up with footballer Fabio Galante on Italy’s Dancing With The Stars ahead of their July wedding
Strictly Come Dancing pro Graziano Di Prima is said to be ‘so happy’ after it was revealed on Monday that his fiancée Giada Lini – who is also a professional dancer – has been paired with retired footballer Fabio Galante on this year’s Dancing With The Stars Italy.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline in the wake of the news, a source said Graziano, 27, is ‘so happy for Giada to get such a brilliant partner’ before adding: ‘She has been so supportive of him with Judi [Love, his celebrity partner on this year’s Strictly] and now he can’t wait to do the same for her.’
They added that he and Giada, 30, are ‘so loved-up’ and the Sicily-born star considers it a ‘dream come true’ for both he and his wife-to-be to be starring on such huge shows before revealing the couple are aiming to tie the knot in July after getting engaged in 2019.
Sweet: Graziano Di Prima, 27, has spoken of his ‘happiness’ after it was revealed his fiancée Giada Lini, 30, has been paired with footballer Fabio Galante (pictured in 2019)
Football champion: Sharing the news of her and Fabio’s pairing on Instagram on Monday, Giada wrote: ‘It’s official, I am a teacher and today I met my super football champion’
Graziano also noted that the fact he is a ‘huge football fan’ makes Giada and Fabio’s pairing even more exciting.
Sharing the news of her and 47-year-old Fabio’s pairing on Instagram on Monday, Giada wrote alongside a photo of the duo: ‘It’s official, I am a teacher this year and today I met my super football champion for the first time.’
Graziano popped the question on stage during a live Burn The Floor performance in May 2019.
The couple – who have been dating since 2015 – then shared a sweet kiss as Giada accepted his proposal – as their fellow dancers cheered.
Strictly 2021: Graziano is partnered up with Loose Women’s Judi Love on this year’s instalment of the hit ballroom show
Footballing career: Fabio has played for Italy’s national team alongside Inter Milan (pictured in 2008)
A shirtless Graziano was seen getting down on one knee as a shocked Giada covered her face with her hands in delight.
In March, Graziano revealed exclusively to MailOnline that they had been forced to postpone their upcoming wedding due to the pandemic.
He said: ‘The wedding was supposed to be last year, the third of July. Then we postponed for this year.
‘Obviously, we still have the pandemic and here in Italy, we are struggling. They are closing everything. The whole nation is a red zone.
‘We decided to postpone because we want our wedding to be the best day that we have been dreaming about. If there is not the right opportunity to do as best as we can, why lose this day? We don’t want to rush.’
Proposal: Graziano popped the question on stage during a live Burn The Floor performance in May 2019
Nuptials: Graziano revealed in March he had been forced to postpone his upcoming wedding to fiancée Griada for a second time due to the Covid-19 pandemic