EastEnders star Diane Parish ‘baffled’ as her engagement makes headlines two years after she announced it

Diane Parish has been left "baffled" as news of her engagement to partner Gerry Zuccarello hit the headlines — two years after she announced it.

The 50 year old — who has been dating Gerry, 52, for three years — was left confused after stories circulated that he popped the question during their time in lockdown.

But the Eastenders actress, who plays Denise Fox on the hit BBC One show, actually announced her engagement in October 2018, during an interview on Loose Women.

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A source close to the soap star said: "Diane and Gerry are just laughing about it really – he's been meaning to update his profile for months and now when he does, people didn't realise the date and they got a huge spate of 'congratulations!'

"It's lovely to be congratulated but they had all that a couple of years back when they actually did get engaged.

"They haven't just made the decision now, they're very happily still engaged and were initially a tad baffled by the sudden news coverage it created but that's social media for you!"

It has transpired that the news re-emerged after Gerry updated his Facebook account so that is showed he was engaged.

Speaking about the engagement at the time, Diane said on Loose Women: "I'm engaged [and getting married] in 2020, it sounds like a good number.

"The last time I was here, I sort of got a bit ambushed with [questions about marriage] and, for the sake of my children, I didn't want to go into the break up with me and their father, and I'm usually quite a private person.

"I just wanted to protect my daughters by not discussing that, and I've been single quite a long time, I've been having fun, but I have now met the man of my dreams."

A source had told The Sun Online earlier this week that Diane and Gerry became engaged over the weekend, saying: "Diane and Gerry met through pals and have been quietly dating for three years.

"Gerry said he and Diane were engaged after they had been spending time at home during the lockdown.

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"Diane was close to marrying her ex, so has been wary about this engagement — but is loved up and on top of the world.

"She is enjoying having time on her hands to plan the wedding.

"She is thinking about a small, intimate ceremony involving all their kids and close friends."

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