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'Forever' Fair City star Ryan Andrews on 'cloud nine' after proposing to girlfriend

Friends and fans flocked to congratulate the betrothed pair with pop duo Jedward writing: “Best news ever! Congrats you two legends!”

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Ryan Andrews and Michaela O'Neill

Ryan Andrews and Michaela O'Neill

Ryan Andrews and Michaela O'Neill

Fair City star Ryan Andrews has gushed that he’s on “cloud 9” after proposing to his longtime love Michaela O’Neill.

The actor, who plays Sean Cassidy in the RTÉ soap, announced that the coupled had gotten engaged on Friday with a gorgeous snap of the happy couple soaking up the sun on Ballymoney beach in Co. Wexford.

The Instagram post shows the pair beaming as primary school teacher Michaela flaunts her new diamond with the caption: “Forever! 13/08/2021”

Friends and fans flocked to congratulate the betrothed pair with pop duo Jedward writing: “Best news ever! Congrats you two legends!”

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Celebrity stylist Clementine MacNeice added: “Ahh amazing news!! Huge congrats to you both.”

The couple were enjoying a romantic stay at Marlfield House Hotel in Gorey when Ryan popped the question.

The next morning, he shared a video to his Instagram Stories of the hotel’s stunning grounds and the breakfast he and his fiancée shared.

He said: “Waking up feeling like the luckiest person in the world!

“An unforgettable day yesterday, so much happened, we're on cloud nine!”

The couple then had a big celebration with their family and friends to mark the occasion, and Ryan shared a number of snaps from the party with his followers, including a gorgeous photo with his proud parents.

Captioning the post, he wrote: “Thanks so much guys for the lovely messages - cloud nine doesn't cut it!

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“Had a great night with our families last night, safe to say we'll be keeping the celebrations going for a while!”

Last September, Ryan and Michaela announced that they had bought their first house together.

During a recent interview with VIP magazine, Ryan revealed that they hope to raise their kids there one day.

“Michaela wants about six kids,” he said.

“We love children; we teach kids, Michaela has loads of nieces and nephews and we love them.

“Having the house, we’re setting up our life for the future. It’s not going to happen any time soon, but starting a family is definitely on the cards.”

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