Billi Mucklow is set to marry professional footballer Andy Carroll in less than two weeks, with the couple both recently jetting off to Dubai to celebrate their upcoming nuptials.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Billi, 34, headed on her hen do last week alongside a group of her close pals including fellow TOWIE star Shelby Tribble, 29.
Former Newcastle United ace Andy, 33, then joined his wife-to-be in Dubai as he kicked off his stag do, with Billi joking he’d “crashed” her lavish hen bash.
The couple got engaged over seven years ago, and have since gone on to welcome three children together. Here we take a look into their love story…
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Billi and Andy publicly revealed their romance in February 2014, with the former TOWIE star sharing a loved-up snap of them both on social media.
A source told The Sun at the time: “It’s serious. Billi has fancied Andy for ages and she’s a huge West Ham fan. She can’t believe they’re now an item. They’ve known each other for a while but it’s recently turned romantic.”
The pair were instantly smitten with one another, and it wasn’t long until Andy popped the question.
The footballer got down on one knee in Rome in November 2014, with Billi happily accepting his proposal.
Sharing the happy news online, Billi wrote: “Last Night The Love Of My Life Asked Me To Marry Him – I’m So Happy! @andytcarroll You Are My Everything And I Can’t Wait To Be Your Wife! #MrsCarroll”.
Andy posted a photo of his new fiancée showing off her incredible ring, and said: “It was a standard YES!!! @billimucklow”.
Less than a year later, Billi gave birth to the couple’s first child, a baby son named Arlo, who was born in July 2015.
In 2017, she revealed she was expecting again, and she and Andy welcomed their second son, Wolf Nine, in November that same year.
Andy also shares a daughter, Emilie Rose, and a son, Lucas, with a previous partner.
In September 2020, Billi gave birth to a baby daughter, Marvel, and she shared the happy news on Instagram, writing: “Welcome to the world baby girl! You arrived on your big sister birthday what a lovely surprise.
“15-09-20 6lb4oz. Hope your ready to come home to our crazy family @andytcarroll. #TheCarrollKids #FamilyOf7 #5KidsAndCounting.”
The 34 year old has continued to document her family life on social media, and can regularly be found sharing adorable photographs from lavish holidays and days out.
She and Andy are now finally set to tie the knot in the coming weeks, and Billi has been sharing her excitement with fans on social media.
Back in January, the mum-of-three revealed that she’d chosen her gown for the big day, having opted to choose a dress from popular boutique Brown’s Brides.
Her bridesmaids include sister Giorgie, her stepdaughter Emilie-Rose Carroll, and as well as TOWIE star Shelby, who is in a relationship with Billi’s younger brother Sam Mucklow.
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