In a year that Kimye filed for divorce and two influencers went to war after both calling their babies Baby, Wayne Lineker and Chloe Ferry’s engagement is still up there with the most surprising showbiz stories of the year.
The Celebs Go Dating stars announced last night that they are engaged, with Wayne, 58, writing on Instagram: ‘She said YES! Love you @chloegshore1.’
The union has raised a lot of eyebrows, not least because Wayne is 33 years older than his 25-year-old girlfriend.
Others have questioned if the romance is genuine, including Celebs Go Dating’s Tom Read Wilson, who said on Capital Breakfast: ‘I have to say I’m not sure it’s real, when I was speaking to your divine producer this morning that was the first I’d heard of it! Honestly you could have knocked me down with a feather, I could not be more surprised.’
If the pair are set to tie the knot, Chloe has a lot to live up to.
Last September, a ‘tongue in cheek banter’ Instagram post from Wayne went viral, in which he laid out the criteria for his dream girlfriend.
As well as having a ‘strong nice loving personality’, the Ibiza club owner had a rather bizarre list of demands for whoever he ends up with.
So, we simply had to investigate into whether Chloe fits Wayne’s criteria, and if their love is a true match.
‘You must like older men but only me.’
Chloe, 25, hasn’t publicly dated anyone three decades older than her before, but she has hooked up with Scotty T, 32, and Marty McKenna, who is a whole year older than her.
‘You have to be a worldie and above 30 (Ok 28 29 could work) but not my age as that would just look weird.’
Sadly, Chloe is five years shy of 30, and will only turn 26 in August.
‘You must like to travel and to fly business class and stay in incredible hotels. Be prepared to give up your career or job or at least be able to work from a laptop on a tropical beach somewhere.’
Chloe jetted off to Dubai for New Year’s, despite restrictions on travelling during lockdown, so we reckon she’s just fine with travelling.
‘No baggage as mine are all grown up.’
No kids. Check for Chloe.
‘You must be able to cook as I love cooking, especially Waitrose ready made meals.’
We’re not sure about the Waitrose ready-made meals, but Chloe has filmed herself cooking on social media on multiple occasions and knows her way around a kitchen – once making cream cheese stuffed chicken wrapped in parma ham. Who needs microwave meals?
However, she also cut back her diet to delivery meal plans and boiled eggs to lose weight last year, so this may change.
‘You will need a driving license to share a Bentley and a Lamborghini Jeep (pending).’
Chloe has this in the bag, having passed her driving license test in 2017 – although it was claimed that she actually lied about passing the test first time, and that she had failed her theory test ‘at least three times’.
The star does actually have her own car too, after shelling out £93,000 on a Mercedes G-Class last year, so may have to make some compromises.
‘You must never have shared a teeth whitening post!!’
Awkwardly, Chloe fails on this one.
Back in 2015 she promoted not one, but two teeth whitening brands, excitedly tweeting about Mr Blanc teeth whitening strips and a treatment from Diamond Whites.
We’re not sure where Wayne stands on other #spon posts, but in the last 24 hours alone, Chloe has promoted a dermaplaning kit and a vibrator on her Instagram stories.
‘I’m not on any dating sites you shouldn’t be too.’
Both stars were on Celebs Go Dating, but it looks like they’ve both settled down.
‘I’m not on OnlyFans so you shouldn’t be too.’
Chloe doesn’t seem to have an OnlyFans, so she passes on this one.
However, she has had sex on Geordie Shore, and sexy lingerie pictures are commonplace on her Instagram (get it, girl!).
‘You must love the gym, health food and have body definition as I will have soon.’
Chloe is a big gym bunny, and often shares pictures of herself working out, and said that while she struggles with healthy eating when dieting, she doesn’t find the gym that bad.
You know what they say, a couple who works out together, stays together…
‘Your geography needs to be on point as girls that think Lincoln is in Wales is not good. Be intelligent but not boring. Outgoing suits.’
Chloe admitted that she struggled in school and her former Geordie Shore castmate Scotty T once said of the reality star: ‘She’d probably won’t even realise she’s been in the [Celebrity Big Brother] house, man. She’s that thick.’
But while we can’t account for her geography knowledge, Chloe is one smart cookie, having built an estimated fortune of £1million from TV and beauty work off the back of her time on Geordie Shore – so tick on intelligent.
And not boring? Well, Chloe once started a fight with a tree while on Geordie Shore, so there’s no worries there.