X Factor's Saara Aalto reveals how girlfriend proposed just before live shows


X Factor's Saara Aalto and her girlfriend have appeared together in a new magazine shoot.

The pair grace the cover of OK! Magazine this week, with Saara spilling on their engagement.

Speaking to the publication (via The Sun), Saara told how girlfriend Meri popped the question just before the live shows after two years together.

Saara said: “I washed off my make-up, put on my pyjamas and sat on the sofa. She just said: ‘Oh, we had a lovely day…’ Then: ‘Will you marry me?’

“I was like: ‘You can’t do it when I look like this!’ So for me, it was a surprise!”

Meri added: “We did have candles! I wanted to do it when she wasn’t wearing make-up – I love her soul.”

However it turns out there are actually three girls in the relationship: Saara, Meri and Nicole Scherzinger!

“When I first met Meri, her phone, her laptop, everything was full of Nicole!” Saara beamed, “I was so jealous because Nicole is so hot!

“Meri has two idols – Nicole and me. We are the only girls in her life

Meanwhile, Saara revealed plans of a potential move to the UK permanently, especially with the live tour next Spring.

The Finnish performer said: “We’d love to live here! That’s been my goal since I was a child and I saw the Spice Girls on TV.

"I was like, I want to wear those fancy outfits and sing my heart out on a big stage.”

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

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