Natasha Hamilton cried when boyfriend popped the question

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Natasha Hamilton has said she started "crying like a baby" when her boyfriend proposed to her.

Fashion executive Charles Gay - who Natasha has been dating for eight months - got down on bended knee last month, during a romantic pre-Christmas trip to New York.

Natasha Hamilton
Natasha Hamilton (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Atomic Kitten star Natasha told OK! magazine: "We stopped for a few drinks at the Empire Hotel and while we were looking out over the skyline, he got down on one knee.

"He told me he loved me and wanted to commit to me for the rest of his life."

She added: "My jaw dropped and I started crying like a baby, I was so happy!"

OK! magazine
OK! magazine (OK!)

The 34-year-old said although it is quite quick, the couple have a "very special" relationship and that Charlie is wonderful with her four children.

"I'm not going to let the opportunity to be happy pass me by for fear that people will judge me," she said.

Natasha also revealed that things are still amicable with ex-fiance Ritchie Neville, with whom she shares two-year-old daughter, Ella.

"I still see Ritchie a lot when he comes to pick up Ella and things are very civil between us," she said. "There's no bad blood."