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Jade Thirlwall’s ex Jed Elliot is engaged to his actress girlfriend Virginia Gardner


Jade Thirlwall’s ex Jed Elliot is engaged to his actress girlfriend Virginia Gardner two years after splitting from Little Mix star

Jade Thirlwall‘s ex Jed Elliot is engaged to his girlfriend Virginia Gardner.

The Struts bassist, 30, who dated Little Mix star Jade, 28, until July 2019, announced the news he’d popped the question to actress Virginia, 26, on Wednesday.

Posting a picture of himself alongside a teary-eyed Virginia as she held her glistening ring up to the camera, Jed wrote on Instagram: ‘Popped a lil’ question! I love you more than anything @ginnygardner.’

Congratulations! Jade Thirlwall’s ex Jed Elliot, 30, is engaged to girlfriend Virginia Gardner, 26, after he proposed on a beach in California, sharing the news on Instagram on Wednesday

Virgina also took to her Instagram page to share the news, posting a picture of her ring alongside a tag on the pooch’s collar which read: ‘Will you marry daddy?’

She captioned the snap: ‘One million times yes. Love you forever and ever.’

Jed proposed to Virginia by getting down on one knee on the beach in sunny Santa Barbara, California.

Shout Out to My Ex: The Struts bassist Jed dated Little Mix star Jade, 28, for three years before splitting in 2019 due to their hectic work schedules

Shout Out to My Ex: The Struts bassist Jed dated Little Mix star Jade, 28, for three years before splitting in 2019 due to their hectic work schedules

Guitarist Jed confirmed he was dating Virginia last year after splitting from Jade in 2019.

Jade and Jed reportedly went their separate ways because they spent too much time apart due to their hectic work schedules.

A source exclusively told MailOnline at the time: ‘Jade and Jed have decided to end the relationship.

Cute proposal: An excited Virginia posted a picture on Instagram of her ring alongside a tag on her dog's collar which read: 'Will you marry daddy?'

Cute proposal: An excited Virginia posted a picture on Instagram of her ring alongside a tag on her dog’s collar which read: ‘Will you marry daddy?’

‘There is honestly no big drama, it has just sadly run its course.

‘They spent so much time apart as Jed is on tour constantly in the USA with his band The Struts.

‘And obviously Jade is super busy with Little Mix promo – and about to start a massive LM5 Tour.

The end: A source exclusively told MailOnline at the time of their split: 'Jade and Jed have decided to end the relationship... The split is amicable and they remain mates' (pictured 2018)

The end: A source exclusively told MailOnline at the time of their split: ‘Jade and Jed have decided to end the relationship… The split is amicable and they remain mates’ (pictured 2018)

Sweet: Jade is now dating Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens, 29, with the couple confirming their romance last October

Sweet: Jade is now dating Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens, 29, with the couple confirming their romance last October

‘The split is amicable and they remain mates.’ 

The couple first started dating at the beginning of 2016, with the former X Factor contestant admitting to MailOnline that it was love at first sight and added that she had to ‘chase him’ in the beginning.

She said: ‘You know what, it was pretty instant. I did sort of have to chase him for a few months to get the end results, but I’m not a quitter so I kept going.’

Jade is now dating Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens, 29, with the couple confirming their romance last October. 

Star power: Jade (centre at the Brit Awards in May) is in Little Mix with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, and Perrie Edwards, 28, who are both expecting their first babies

Star power: Jade (centre at the Brit Awards in May) is in Little Mix with Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, and Perrie Edwards, 28, who are both expecting their first babies

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