Denise Van Outen and her fiancé Eddie Boxshall celebrated her 47th birthday on the Essex coast on Sunday, with the presenter taking to Instagram to share a series of photos of their idyllic getaway.
Revealing that they had spent the sunny Bank Holiday weekend in a stylish beach hut, Denise looked fabulous in a zebra print swimsuit as she told her social media followers: ‘Best time in the sunshine. We loved our little hut in Essex.’
Wearing her icy blonde hair loose and keeping the sunshine at bay with a chic pair of sunglasses, Denise flashed the camera a wide smile as she posed next to their quaint accommodation.
Wow: On Saturday Denise Van Outen stripped down to a zebra print swimsuit while celebrating her 47th birthday on the Essex coast with fiancé Eddie Boxshall, sharing snaps on Instagram
In another photo, the blonde bombshell tugged on a pair of tropical print shorts as she sipped from a champagne flute.
Another picture saw Denise and Eddie, 46, smiling for the camera inside the cosy seaside shack before cuddling up for a loved-up selfie.
The mother-of-one also showed off a tasty birthday platter and tucked into a big plate of fish and chips while pulling a funny face.
Denise also made sure to pose on the beautiful British coastline as she declared: ‘Polished off fish and chips at the end of the day.’
Shorts: In another photo, the blonde bombshell tugged on a pair of tropical print shorts as she sipped from a champagne flute
Inside the shack: Another picture saw Denise and Eddie, 46, smiling for the camera inside the cosy seaside shack
It comes after Denise and Eddie decided to ride out the coronavirus storm and delay her eagerly-awaited nuptials so that she can have a grand celebration with her nearest and dearest.
The TV personality said she’s happy to jump to the back of the wedding queue to allow other couples to exchange vows first, as she predicts a ‘massive backlog’ due to the pandemic.
Speaking to The Sun earlier this month, she said: ‘We’re not engaged but we are preparing to get married. It will definitely happen but we’re not in a rush.
Loved-up: Denise and Eddie later cuddled up for a sweet selfie
‘We don’t want a small wedding. We want a big group of people and a big party with no restrictions.
‘Plus, with all the weddings that have been cancelled because of the pandemic, there’s going to be a massive backlog and I wouldn’t want to get in the way of all of them. Let them all go first!’
Denise and her commodities trader partner have been an item for seven years and currently live in Essex with her daughter Besty, nine, whom she shares with West End star Lee Mead.
Eddie also has two children from a previous relationship.
Wow! The mother-of-one gave her social media followers a peek into the stylish beach shack she called home for the weekend
Tasty: The mother-of-one also showed off a tasty birthday platter that read ‘Happy Birthday’ and featured chocolate and strawberries
Denise gushed that she knew he was ‘The One’ very early on in their relationship, and that living together has only heightened her feelings.
While they’ve had to push back their wedding plans, the mother-of-one admitted they already act like a married couple.
The pair, who frequently appear together on Celebrity Gogglebox, are skipping the traditional engagement process having both been married before.
Fish and chips: Denise made sure to tuck into a big plate of fish and chips while pulling a funny face
By the seaside: Denise also made sure to pose on the beautiful British coastline as she declared: ‘Polished off fish and chips at the end of the day’
Denise first walked down the aisle to wed her father’s daughter Lee, 39, in 2009, however they separated in 2013.
The former Big Breakfast presenter revealed she was planning on turning the tables by proposing to Eddie in 2020 because it was a leap year.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic scuppered her plans as she admitted it was ‘impossible’ to organise and it ‘didn’t feel right’.
Instead, the couple came to a joint decision to skip the proposal, opting for a modern approach.
According to Denise, she said the thing that appeals to her most about marriage is the commitment between two individuals and ‘feeling loved’, declaring she doesn’t need a ‘big rock’ on her finger to prove that.
Instead, the Essex-based couple are planning to exchange simple wedding bands when they meet at the alter.
During the interview with The Sun, Denise praised Eddie for being brilliant with her daughter and for helping out with her home-schooling during lockdown, which she admitted was really challenging.
The former Dancing On Ice contestant said Betsy found last year ‘tough’ after not being able to see her pals or attend school, especially as she is an only child.
Denise confirmed she has ruled out the possibility of having more children and said she has ‘no regrets’ about her decision, despite considering it a few years ago.
Wedding bells: Denise and Eddie decided to ride out the coronavirus storm so that she can have a grand celebration with her nearest and dearest (picture together in 2019)