Are Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon married? Why he wears a ring on his wedding finger

3 June 2020, 13:08 | Updated: 3 June 2020, 13:11

Joe and Stacey have sparked numerous wedding rumours in the past
Joe and Stacey have sparked numerous wedding rumours in the past. Picture: ITV

Are Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon married? Did they get engaged? Any why does Joe Swash wear a ring on his wedding finger?

Joe Swash has been dating Stacey Solomon since 2016, and they share adorable one-year-old son Rex together.

Stacey and Joe are not married, however, although he does wear a ring on his wedding finger.

Here's the lowdown on their relationship:

Why does Joe Swash wear a ring on his wedding finger?

Fans have questioned whether Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon are married
Fans have questioned whether Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon are married. Picture: Instagram

Stacey and Joe aren't married, but he has been spotted wearing a band on his wedding finger, sparking secret wedding rumours.

On a recent family trip to The Maldives, Joe and Stacey posed with Rex and Stacey's sons from previous relationships - Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight, on the beach - and fans spotted the ring.

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Of course, this led to a wave of speculation that the couple had had a secret wedding.

Stacey hit back at the rumours on her Instagram stories, saying: "We just need to clear this up, I didn't realise while we were away that lots of people had messaged and commented that they thought that we had got married."

She added: "I am only just reading through them now, thinking oh my god, this has gone a bit weird."

"We are not married.

"We wouldn't secretly get married anyway as I would be so over the moon about it that I would be telling everyone. And all our families would be there too, Joe's family and my family would all be there if we were going to get married. I don't even think you can get married in the Maldives unless you are Maldivian?"

Joe wears the rings because they belonged to Stacey's late dad.

She said: "Joe's rings that he wears are not wedding rings.

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"They are my dad's rings, he passed away when I was a kid and I wear them for good luck. And I am sure that once we get married I will replace them with a wedding ring."