Big Brother’s Irish Traveller Hughie Maughan and fellow housemate Ryan Ruckledge have announced their engagement.
The couple declared their engagement yesterday 5 months after meeting on the long-running Big Brother.
Both men tweeted the news within minutes of each other. “So the cats out the bag me and @hughie_maughan are officially engaged! So happy and can’t wait for the future #biggaygypsywedding ??” posted 24 year-old Ruckledge.
22 year-old Dubliner Maughan tweeted “FINALLY me and ryan can announce that we are officially ENGAGED! We are so happy and everything feels right, huge hi five 2 the doubters.”
The pair stirred engagement rumours last week after Ruckledge wrote a mysterious tweet saying “I do” with a string of emojis including diamond ring, church, couple holding hands, and a bride, reports The Sun.
Maughan has repeatedly spoken about this experiences as an openly gay Traveller, saying that the responses to his stint on Big Brother over the summer have been “incredibly positive.”
“I’ve been told I have helped so many LGBT travellers, that lots of traveller boys have been able to come out to their parents because the whole family has been watching Big Brother.”
Congrats Hughie and Ryan!