How long have Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash been together? The couple’s relationship timeline explored as they prepare for wedding
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 07
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are about to tie the knot (Picture: PA; Rex; Instagram)

Stacey Solomon and are getting ready to tie the knot after being together for six years.

The couple, who already share three-year-old son Rex and daughter Rose, nine months, are in the throes of the preparation for their imminent wedding.

Joe and Stacey are set to get married in July, – with an extravagant white floral door display in preparation.

Their special day was initially postponed due to the pandemic and later after Stacey became pregnant with their daughter Rose, as the parents wanted all their kids to be there to see them walk down the aisle.

But, the time has finally come andahead of the long-awaited nuptials.

2010 – Stacey and Joe meet in the jungle

The couple first met on I’m A Celebrity but didn’t get together until years later (Picture: Stacey Solomon/Instagram)

Their relationship actually spans back to 2010, when Stacey was crowned queen of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Joe, who had won the show in 2018, was hosting the ITV2 spin-off, and the pair became friends, although romance didn’t blossom as Stacey was in a relationship at the time.

EastEnders star Joe later admitted he had fancied the X Factor star, but the timing wasn’t right.

2016 – Stacey and Joe take their relationship public

The pair went public in early 2016 (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

After Stacey’s split from Jackass star Steve-O, rumours began to swirl that she and Joe were dating in 2016 after they were pictured arm-in-arm.

Their romance was confirmed in January, with Joe saying he was ‘really lucky’, and they made their first red carpet appearance together at a Game Of Thrones screening two months later.

Stacey joined her beau to host the I’m A Celeb spin-off later that year and the couple gained a huge legion of fans, who were tickled by Stacey’s social media updates and admissions on Loose Women that she wanted babies with the actor.

Speaking to Hello! in 2017, Stacey said: ‘It’s going really, really well. I’m so happy. Everyone says we’re made for each other.

‘We are like the same person, we come from really similar backgrounds and we’ve got so much in common. He’s absolutely lovely, I’m so lucky.’

2019 – Joe and Stacey buy their first house together

After three years together, Joe and Stacey bought a house together, with Joe then living with Stacey’s two sons, Zachary, 14, from her relationship with Dean Cox, and Leighton, 10, from her relationship with Aaron Barham.

The actor is also dad to Harry, 14, with former fiancée Emma Sophocleous.

2019 – Stacey and Joe have baby son Rex

In 2018, Joe was delighted to announce that Stacey constantly falling asleep wasn’t because she was bored of him, but because she was pregnant with their first child together.

Joe confirmed the birth of their son in May 2019, sharing a picture of Stacey in the hospital bed with their baby and writing: ‘This morning. A lot earlier than planned I watched the love of my life, bring a new life into the world. We are overwhelmed, overjoyed and apprehensive of what’s to come. Mummy and baby are well and resting. We are so grateful for all of the love, support and positivity we’ve received over the last 8 months.

‘I’m lost for words to describe how I’m feeling. So for now, I’m going to spend the next few days and the rest of my life falling more in love with these two humans. I didn’t think it possible but, today I witnessed the impossible. My partner, My love, my life, you are a super human. I am forever in awe.’

The couple later named their son Rex.

2020 – Joe pops the question

Stacey made no secret of wanting to get hitched, and her dream came true on Christmas Eve 2020 when

The Loose Women panellist confirmed the happy news as she showed off the diamond ring on her left hand and wrote on Instagram: ‘To the moon and back bub. I have no words.’

Joe chose to pop the question in the woodlands where they walk with their kids every day, assembling a floral arrangement of white roses around a tree as a backdrop to his big gesture.

Their kids were present for the proposal, which was filmed by a hidden GoPro.

2021 – Joe and Stacey move into their ‘forever home’, Pickle Cottage

Stacey and Joe moved into their ‘forever home’ in 2021 (Picture: Instagram)

In March 2021, the family moved into their stunning country cottage, which they then spent several months renovating to make it perfect for them.

Dubbing it their ‘forever home’, Stacey lovingly renovated each of the bedrooms for her children and there is even a pool for them all to splash around in on sunny days.

She told her followers at the time: ‘Home Sweet Home. And so a new chapter begins. We can not even describe how strange it feels that this is home. Never in a million years did we ever think this would be.

‘We feel so lucky and are so grateful to have found this hidden treasure closer to our family and further out. We can’t wait to fill it with love and give it our everything. To raise our family here. And to just start a fresh.

‘I’m very emotional for some reason. It still hasn’t sunk in and doesn’t quite feel real. Thank you for all of your supportive, kind, loving messages. We love you to the moon and back and I can’t wait to show you around… Here’s to the next chapter in pickle cottage.’

2021 – Stacey and Joe have second child, daughter Rose

Shortly after Stacey and Joe had exciting news to share with fans, as they announced that they’re expecting another ‘pickle’.

After painting the wendy house in their garden, Joe and Stacey’s kids Harry, Zachary, Leighton and Rex stamped their handprints on a bench, next to an ultrasound of their baby brother or sister.

Stacey wrote: ‘We are growing another pickle. We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words. We didn’t think we would get the chance. We love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love From Me, Joe, Harry, Zach, Leighton, Rex, and our little pickle.’

The Loose Women star in October, and shared a photo of the little one with her followers.

Sharing a snap of the whole family with their hands on Rose, Stacey told her followers: ‘She’s Here. Born at Pickle Cottage on mummy’s birthday.

‘Our little girl… Happy birthday my darling daughter… We all love you more than you could ever imagine.

‘Your brothers, your daddy and I are so in love. Thank you for the most incredible 9 months. Now we cannot wait for the rest of our lives with you.’

2022 – Joe heads on raucous Ibiza stag do

, heading to the White Isle with pals Rob Beckett, Dean Gaffney and the ‘biggest liability’, which was in fact Stacey’s dad, David.

Joe Swash had a great time on his stag do (Picture: Instagram)

The group were reported to have hit the VIP section of O Beach Club, owned by Wayne Lineker, where Joe was met with a group of hostesses holding letters that spelled out ‘Swashy’.

2022 – Stacey goes on her hen do dressed as a giant pickle

Staying true to form, Stacey was dressed as a giant green pickle when she flew out for her own hen do.

While it definitely made for some interesting experiences in security, Stacey appeared to get the giant costume through the scanners in the end.