Yeah, well, that flew out of the kitchen window faster than Gemma Collins left I’m A Celebrity, but luckily things worked out PRETTY DAMN WELL for Dec, after he recently got engaged to Ali Astall.
Yup, still madly in love with that couple. Just FYI.
Even more luckily for Dec, Ashley is more supportive than a Wonderbra on his new love, and has insisted that she could NOT be happier for the jungle host.
No we’re not crying, just got a little something in our eyes. AHEM.
33-year-old Ashley revealed all to the Mirror on the red carpet at the 2014 Animal Hero Awards last night, just after she’d returned from her very own trip down under.
She admitted: “I got to see both the boys [in Oz] it was Ant’s birthday while I was there and I got to say congratulations to Declan.
“I’m happy for him.”
AGH SO CUTE.
Although nothing was ever officially confirmed, Ash and Dec (AKA #Dash) sparked a million and one rumours that they were getting jiggy with it behind the scenes after looking suitably cosy during SNT.
However, those rumours were well and truly put to bed when Dec stepped out with talent agent girlfriend Ali 18 months ago, despite knowing each other a whopping ten years.
Since they got together, things seem to have gone from strength to strength, with Ali, 35, moving into Dec’s house at the beginning of the year.
Plus they already have a dog together called Rocky so it must be love (love, love), obvs.
Friends are now saying the Wedding will be sometime next year, before the two concentrate on making mini-them.
A source told the Mirror: “Dec and Ali are completely besotted with each other. They have been best friends for a long time.
“Dec soon realised that the he’d met the girl he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and felt ready to settle down.
“They’re keen to start a family and want to get hitched next year.
“Friends and family are delighted and see that they’re taking the next step as they’re perfect for each other.”
We’re properly delighted too. There’s just something about a celebrity wedding that makes us want to cry with joy. Not sure why really but HEY.
We wonder if Ashley cried when she found out…
[Declan Donnelly Is ENGAGED!]
[Declan Donnelly's Fiancée Ali Astall Debuts Knockout Engagement Ring]