Max George says proposing to Michelle Keegan was ‘the obvious thing to do’

Max George knows that he and Michelle Keegan have only been dating for seven months, but the hunky young singer has admitted that he proposed so early because he ‘just knew’ that she was ‘the one.’

The Wanted performer got down on one knee with a £10,000 ring and a Chihuahua earlier this month and has revealed that he knew from early in their relationship that he wanted to be with Keegan (best known as Tina McIntyre from Coronation Street) forever.

He said: “I hadn’t been building up to it for too long. I just knew that I wanted to be with this woman forever.

“It felt like the obvious and right thing to do. And she said yes straight away, so I’m delighted. If she’d said no, that would be grim. I don’t know what I’d have done.

“We haven’t rushed in. Even though we’re engaged we’re not going to go and get married next week, it’s a sign of our commitment.

“I don’t think I’m too young. I think you just know when it’s right and it definitely was right.”

Although Max, 22, and 24-year-old Michelle are busy with their own showbiz jobs, Max insists they always make time for each other.

He explained to the News of the World: “If I’m finished in London in the evening I’ll jump on a train to Manchester to be with her for the night and then I’ll come back the next morning.

“And Michelle comes to me if she’s not filming. It’s not that hard.”

And understanding Max also revealed that he’s not the jealous type and is isn’t upset by the fact that his girl has become a pin up figure, lusted after by many of her male fans. He laughed:

“I don’t blame other guys for having a poster of Chelle on their bedroom wall because, to be honest, I do too!

“Obviously I love her and think she’s absolutely gorgeous, so I understand why so many guys are interested and I’m not concerned about it.”