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Gareth Bale: Wales and Real Madrid star gets engaged

Gareth Bale Image copyright Twitter

Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Emma Rhys-Jones.

The 27-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, made the announcement on Twitter.

The couple, from Cardiff, have two daughters.

Bale, the world's most expensive footballer at £85m, was part of the Wales team which reached its first major tournament semi-final in June, losing to Portugal at Euro 2016.