Chloe Goodman has revealed she is engaged to her footballer partner Grant Hall.
The pair confessed their happy relationship has lifted them both from the depths of depression, with Grant going as far as to say Chloe ‘saved his life’.
Lovely news: Chloe Goodman has revealed she is engaged to her footballer partner Grant Hall after he popped the question at their baby gender reveal last month
‘He had just gone through a break up as well and was dealing with a terrible time in terms of football – he didn’t know if he was going to play again.’
Grant, 28, admits being diagnosed with chronic tendonitis in his knee in April 2017 forced him to face up to the fact he might never play again.
He explained: ‘I was going out five, six weeks in a row, using it as a coping mechanism to distract myself from my injury, just drinking and trying to forget about football because I didn’t want to be around it, and that’s when I met Chlo.’
The pair soon became inseparable and believe they only ‘got through things’ because they had something else to focus on.
Mental health battle: The pair confessed their happy relationship has lifted them both from the depths of depression, with Grant going as far as to say Chloe ‘saved his life’
The QPR defender’s career struggles lasted for almost two years, but he kept the worst of his crippling depression a secret from Chloe.
Chloe revealed she cried when Grant sent her a link to a radio interview he had done about his mental health battle.
Grant says he always knew he wanted to marry Chloe, but she was so surprised she nearly ‘keeled over’ when he proposed in front of their friends and family.
In November, Chloe announced her pregnancy, saying she has ‘wanted to be a mum for years’.
The reality star had previously revealed she had accelerated her baby plans after suffering a cancer scare following a routine smear test last year, and she is now thrilled ‘everything has fallen into place’.
Revealing the happy news in an interview with
Blooming: The Celebrity Big Brother star couldn’t be happier to start a family with Grant (pictured in May)
‘When I met Grant, we agreed early on that we wanted to become parents, so it feels like everything has fallen into place’.
Chloe revealed to the publication her boobs are now ‘ginormous’ and said her appetite has soared since finding out she was expecting.
Earlier this year, Chloe opened up to MailOnline about going through a cancer scare following a routine smear test, leaving her thinking about having children with Grant earlier than planned.
She had her first cervical screening when she turned 25 last year, but soon realised something was wrong when doctors called her up the next day.
Chloe admitted that her anxiety went from ‘zero to 100’ after thinking her smear test would come back normal and suddenly realised it was a ‘little more serious’.
Taking about the experience, she said: ‘I’m a super strong person, I’ve dealt with a miscarriage, I gave birth to a dead baby, which was horrendous.
On the up: Chloe opened up to MailOnline about going through a cancer scare following a routine smear test, leaving her thinking about having children with Grant – her boyfriend of just over a year – earlier than planned (pictured last week)
‘I’ve dealt with getting engaged and three months later breaking up, I’ve dealt with a huge heap of s**t. At that moment when I passed out, I just knew I needed to get rid of whatever was bad, I could feel it.
At the time, Chloe brought forward her baby plans and praised her sportsman boyfriend for being so supportive during her health scare.
She told MailOnline: ‘It’s a difficult one, Grant’s contract at QPR finishes in the summer next year, so do I either get pregnant in the summer this year and then he’s there for the birth?
‘Or we try next year, but he may have moved clubs or football teams – then I’m pregnant without him.
‘Grant was so patient and good. He said, “If we need to have a baby now, I will, I will give you a baby”!’
Chloe has long tried to forge a career in TV, after a stint on EOTB’s inaugural series in 2014, before returning in 2016 fifth season, while also appearing in CBB in 2015.
Her love: Chloe voiced concerns about aligning Queens Park Rangers star Grant’s football schedule with her pregnancy (Grant pictured last month)
Her reality appearances have always been steeped in controversy, starting with her locking lips with Ashley Cain in the inaugural series of Ex On The Beach. She was ejected from the fifth season of the show for her aggressive behaviour.
She also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and hit the headlines following a devastating incident, in which she was groped by fellow housemate Jeremy Jackson – after which she revealed she felt unsafe living in the house.
In notorious scenes from the series, Chloe was seen running out of the bathroom in tears after heading in to comfort the worse-for-wear Baywatch star. She later revealed he had pulled back her robe to indecently expose her.
Reflecting on the incident, the Ex On The Beach star explained on This Morning: ‘It affected me because I was really comfortable, you’re in a show that you’ve got security, you’ve got producers, you know you think nothing can touch me in here.’
She continued: ‘Then to feel so secure and safe, then to go… I felt like my kindness was seen as weakness a little bit with Jeremy.’
Chloe was joined by Michelle Visage and Cami Li in comforting the star, who was concerned he’d be sick after mixing rum and vodka.
Happy days: At the time, Chloe brought forward her baby plans and praised her sportsman boyfriend for being so supportive during her health scare (pictured in April 2015)