Jodie Kidd gushes over ‘private, fun and different’ proposal as fiancé popped question in bath

Jodie Kidd was taking a bath in Paris when her fiancé Joseph Bates popped the question – and she was thrilled

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Jodie Kidd has shared her romantic proposal story after fiancé Joseph Bates popped the question on a trip to Paris in November.


The 43-year-old model was in the bath when her husband-to-be proposed to her on their trip away.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Jodie said: "I thought he was bending down to have a chat with me, but suddenly he came out with it.

"I was a bit shocked. I just said, 'Oh my goodness!' But it couldn't have been a more wonderful moment.

"I guess in a restaurant it would have been cliched. But this was private, fun and different."

Jodie Kidd was in the bath in Paris when her fiancé popped the question


She got engaged in November


Joseph revealed his thoughts behind the proposal, adding: "I kept thinking, 'Shall I do it now? Is this the right place?' I wanted it to be private, but I sort of ad-libbed."

The couple, who have been dating since 2017, are planning to get married at a friend's property in the West Country – but they have not confirmed a date.

She has previously been married twice, but it is Joseph's first marriage.

Speaking about her past relationships, she said: "I was young and gung-ho, and wanted things far too quickly.

"I believed in marriage so passionately that I've just gone, 'Yeeees', and then learnt the error of my ways by being too brash.

"I hadn’t thought enough about whether it’s the right person who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

"I've now matured somewhat in my rash decision-making. And this isn't a gunshot wedding. We've lived together for three or so years.

"There's a lot of stability and we're an amazing family unit, so it feels a lot safer."

The former Royal Marine proposed to Jodie during their trip to Paris, with the couple both subsequently announcing the exciting news on social media.

She has been married twice already

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Jodie Kidd


The post, which was shared with her 100,000 followers, was captioned: "I said 'YES' – @josephedwardbates."

In his own post, which included a black and white photo of the couple in front of the landmark, Joseph told his followers on the platform: "I asked her [and] she said yes."

Jodie was previously married to internet entrepreneur Adian Butler, after the pair got engaged after a year of knowing each other.

The marriage ended 18 months later.

Jodie went on to marry David Blakeley but the couple split in 2015 after four months of marriage.

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