X Factor's Saara Aalto reveals she's engaged to one of her female fans

Saara Aalto X Factor

X Factor's Saara Aalto has revealed how she left her boyfriend for one of her fans.

And now the couple are engaged.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's first live show, Saara opened up about her sexuality and how she realised she preferred being with girls as she got older.

Recalling how she met with her fiancée, Saara explained: “I was in The Voice of Finland in 2012 and my girlfriend — fiancée now — watched the show, liked me a lot and sent me a fan message through Facebook.

"She wrote, ‘I have never, ever sent a message like this to anybody, but I just had this intuition that I have to send this to you.’

"I was like, ‘That’s so cute’, and thought, ‘What a nice-looking girl.’

“Then, after a year, she actually came to my concert and we met. We started talking and realised we just shared the same view of life and everything.”

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Saara went on to explain how her girlfriend has also become her manager.

And through it all, she's still close friends with her ex-boyfriend.

"He just loves my fiancée. We are like one happy family. It is a dream," Saara said.

The 'snow fairy' from Finland reflected: “We started dating when I was 15 and we fell in love and we still love each other.

“But when you grow, you get older and I realised that I would prefer being with a girl. Me and Teemu still love each other like a brother and sister.”

The X Factor airs this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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