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Real Housewives of Cheshire star Leilani Dowding engaged to rocker Billy Duffy

Reality TV star Leilani Dowding has announced her engagement to The Cult rock musician Billy Duffy.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire star, 40, revealed the news on social media that she will marry the 58-year-old rocker.

Taking to Instagram, Leilani posted a photo of her hand in Billy’s with a ring on her wedding finger with a message scrawled on her hand reading: “I said yes.”

The message then pointed to the ring she was wearing.

Captioning the post, Leilani pointed out that it was the coronavirus pandemic that helped spark the couple’s engagement as it made them reassess their priorities.

Leilani Dowding said yes!
(Image: Instagram)

This virus has made me realise what an arse I’ve been taking so many small things for granted. Life can change SO fast in days.

Leilani wrote: “I’ve never felt such relief and gratitude that Billy could make it home before the travel ban kicked in.

“This surreal time has made me reflect on what matters most.

“It’s actually the BEST timing it could ever be!! I don’t care that there was no party, or a romantic foreign destination.”

Leilani and Billy have appeared together on the Real Housewives of Cheshire
(Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

Leilani Dowding revealed that the coronavirus has helped put things into perspective
(Image: Instagram)

The Real Housewife concluded with a a positive message that shows how she is putting things into perspective.

She wrote: “The only thing that matters, is being together. I’m so lucky and so grateful that he can be home…”

Billy took to his own page with the same image and wrote: “She did indeed say yes!”

The pair being based in the UK has made it possible for Leilani to appear on the ITVBe reality series.

Leilani was previously married to restaurateur Richard Palmer when she lived in the United States for 15 years.

As well as appearing on The Real Housewives of Cheshire, the beauty also runs a high-end fashion line The Leiluna Collection.

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