Convicted rapist Ched Evans is engaged to his girlfriend just two weeks after he was released from prison, it emerged today.
The former Sheffield United and Wales striker was released from Wymott prison, Lancashire earlier this month after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old girl in his hometown of Rhyl, Wales.
He has now proposed to fiancée Natasha Massey, who has led the campaign against his conviction, it was reported today.
Ms Massey, who has continued to protest Evans's innocence since he was convicted of the crime, was seen wearing a ring in a recent video the footballer made in which he claimed he was only guilty of infidelity
Ms Massey appeared alongside Evans in a recent video he made, in which he insisted he was guilty only of infidelity - not the rape he was jailed for.
In the video, Evans apologised to Ms Massey, who he described as 'the woman I love with all my heart'.
He said: I've constantly regretted my act of infidelity and the damage that has been done on so many fronts because of it.
"The support that's been shown by Natasha, our friends and family during the trial and the time spent in prison has kept me strong. It can't have been an easy thing to stand by someone who the court found guilty of such a destructive act. I will be forever grateful. Even though I've been released from prison I'm determined to continue to fight to clear my name".
Ms Massey appeared to be wearing an 'engagement' ring in the video, but it is now believed to have been a 'commitment ring' Evans gave her while he was in prison.
The Sun reported this morning that Evans had not wanted to propose while he was in jail, but planned to asked Ms Massey to marry him as soon as he was freed.
A source told the paper Ms Massey was "over the moon" and "smiling from ear to ear".