An emotional Sophie Monk recalls fiancé Joshua Gross’ Christmas Day proposal

Sophie Monk finally confirmed her engagement to her beau, Joshua Gross, on January 15, after weeks of rumours he proposed.

And the Love Island Australia host 41, recalled the moment that the neurosurgical robotics consultant, 42, popped the question on Christmas Day, in a Valentine’s Day-themed photo shoot for Stellar magazine this weekend.

‘He knelt down, and I just said yes before he even asked. He’s like, ‘Hang on, I’ve got stuff to stay!’ And I’m just like, ‘It’s good, yes!’ And then I cried,’ an emotional Sophie said.   

Wedding bells! An emotional Sophie Monk, 41, recalled fiancé Joshua Gross’ Christmas Day proposal, in a Valentine’s Day-themed photo shoot for Stellar magazine in this weekend’s The Sunday Telegraph (pictured) 

Joshua admitted to Stellar that he was a ‘little heartbroken’ when paparazzi shots emerged of himself leaving a Sydney jeweller in November, spoiling the surprise.

‘I was a little heartbroken when I saw [the shots]. I’d gone through six months of cloak-and-dagger secrecy to get this done without Sophie knowing because I wanted her to have a good surprise,’ he said.   

The couple, who met on a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Australia back in 2018, told Stellar they plan on hosting a big engagement party in Sydney, while the wedding will most likely be an intimate affair.

One thing that is certain is the genetically blessed pair’s plans to have children.

Emotional: 'He knelt down, and I just said yes before he even asked. He's like, 'Hang on, I've got stuff to stay!' And I'm just like, 'It's good, yes!' And then I cried,' the blonde beauty told Stellar

Emotional: ‘He knelt down, and I just said yes before he even asked. He’s like, ‘Hang on, I’ve got stuff to stay!’ And I’m just like, ‘It’s good, yes!’ And then I cried,’ the blonde beauty told Stellar

Sophie Monk’s rocky love life 

2005: Sophie reportedly begins casually dating actor Jason Statham

2006: Sophie and Jason split 

2006: Sophie starts dating Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden 

2007: Sophie and Benji get engaged 

2008: Sophie and Benji split. Sophie reportedly moves on with producer Joe Francis before splitting soon after 

2010: Sophie reportedly enjoys a brief romance with rap mogul Russell Simmons 

2010: Sophie starts dating plastic surgeon John Diaz before breaking up months later 

2010: Sophie reportedly enjoys a fling with actor Kevin Connolly 

2010: Sophie starts dating billionaire Jesse Esberg 

2011: Sophie announces her engagement to Jesse, but splits from him months later 

2012: Sophie denies rumours she is dating rapper Ray J 

2013: Sophie starts dating actor Sam Worthington, but the couple break up months later 

2016: Sophie confirms she’s casually dating ex-NRL player Eric Grothe Jr. but splits from him months later

2017: Sophie denies rumours she’s dating former AFL player Wayne Carey

2017: Sophie dates Stu Laundy after he wins The Bachelorette but the couple split six months later 

2018: Sophie starts dating Joshua Gross 

2021 Couple proudly announce their engagement in January after months of speculation    

Family plans: The genetically blessed couple also opened up on their desire to start a family, with the singer, model and actress telling Stellar: 'We'd like a family, for sure. It's just about timing,' going on to add that they'll 'play it by ear' with their work schedules

Family plans: The genetically blessed couple also opened up on their desire to start a family, with the singer, model and actress telling Stellar: ‘We’d like a family, for sure. It’s just about timing,’ going on to add that they’ll ‘play it by ear’ with their work schedules 

‘We’d like a family, for sure. It’s just about timing,’ Sophie told Stellar, going on to add that they’ll ‘play it by ear’ with their work schedules. 

Back in July, Sophie admitted she was hoping Joshua would propose, sharing a telling message on Instagram for their two-year anniversary.  

‘Happy anniversary @joshuargross, I can’t believe you’ve put up with me for 2 years,’ she wrote. 

‘I love you so much and you’re my best friend in the world… I can’t wait to marry you (hint hint)’.

Disappointment: Joshua, a neurosurgical robotics consultant, admitted to Stellar that he was a 'little heartbroken' when paparazzi shots emerged of himself leaving a Sydney jeweller in November, spoiling the surprise

Disappointment: Joshua, a neurosurgical robotics consultant, admitted to Stellar that he was a ‘little heartbroken’ when paparazzi shots emerged of himself leaving a Sydney jeweller in November, spoiling the surprise

Heartbroken: 'I was a little heartbroken when I saw [the shots]. I'd gone through six months of cloak-and-dagger secrecy to get this done without Sophie knowing because I wanted her to have a good surprise,' the 42-year-old said

Heartbroken: ‘I was a little heartbroken when I saw [the shots]. I’d gone through six months of cloak-and-dagger secrecy to get this done without Sophie knowing because I wanted her to have a good surprise,’ the 42-year-old said 

Sophie has openly expressed her desire to marry Joshua, having previously confessed to The Daily Telegraph that she’s been ‘pushing every day’.   

The blonde bombshell, who rose to fame when she joined the now-defunct pop band Bardot in 2000, has made headlines over the past twenty years for her love life.

Sophie was previously engaged to Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden and businessman Jesse Esberg, and was once linked to a bevy of American stars including Kevin Connolly, Russell Simmons and Joe Francis. 

She even tried her hand at love on the 2017 season of The Bachelorette Australia, where she had an ill-fated romance with the show’s winner Stu Laundy.   

Cover story: Sophie and Joshua's full interview is featured in Stellar magazine in this weekend's The Sunday Telegraph

Cover story: Sophie and Joshua’s full interview is featured in Stellar magazine in this weekend’s The Sunday Telegraph 

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