Ed Sheeran really is 'always the bridesmaid and never the bride'

2015-07-20 17:00

Los Angeles - Little Mix's Jesy Nelson and Rixton's Jake Roche are engaged and Ed Sheeran helped make it happen!

Jake, 22, popped the question on stage at Manchester Arena on Sunday with a little help from his friend Ed Sheeran.

Posting a picture on Instagram, Jake wrote: "A year ago today I met her at manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life."

The image shows Jake on one knee as he holds out the ring to Jesy, with Ed standing off to the side with a guitar and a microphone.

Jake recently joked that he couldn't afford to propose to Jesy, 23.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "There are engagement reports but at the minute I can't afford a hot meal, let alone a ring!"

Ed and Jake are close after Ed asked Rixton to support him on his US tour.

Me and My Broken Heart singer Jake was stunned when the flame-haired singer got in touch directly with the band to support him in the US.

He recalled: "Usually when you do these things it has to go through both of your managers ... but Ed literally just sent me a text out of the blue and said 'What are you doing on these dates?' And I replied saying we are recording in the studio, then he asked me if we would want to go out there and support him on tour in America. We were like 'yeah of course' and it was just incredible you know?

"Going on that tour was amazing for us because we want to play to an older crowd and Ed Sheeran is great because he has worked so hard to build it up."

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