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Cristiano Ronaldo's ex-girlfriend Gemma Atkinson has announced her engagement to boyfriend Liam Richards.

Liam got down on one knee last summer but former Hollyoaks actress Gemma, 28, didn't share her happy news until the weekend.

'Ok, to those asking, YES! I am Engaged. I have been since Aug. We celebrated privately last Yr with Fam & friends :),' Tweeted Gemma, along with a photo of her ring.

'Thanks for all the lovely messages.Your all too kind :) enjoy the rest of the day. I'm having a lazy one. Food, films, dog, duvet #perfect.'

Gemma began dating Liam - who appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2008 as one half of martial arts duo Strike - in 2009.

She had a high-profile fling with Cristiano, 28, in 2007 and was previously engaged to footballer Marcus Bent.

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Anna Duff