He’s the Swedish hunk that has set heart rates racing since he placed third at Eurovision 2011.
And in heartwarming news to start 2019, Eric Saade has announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Nicole Falciani.
Sharing the news, Saade wished his 128k a Happy New Year and said simply, “she said yes”:
Falciani could not contain her joy either, in an all caps post on her own page:
Who is Nicole Falciani?
Nicole Falciani is one of the most popular influencers in Sweden. She has over 300k followers on Instagram and 44k subscribers on her YouTube channel, where she shares vlogs, makeup tutorials and more.
The duo began dating four years ago and rumours of marriage have followed them ever since. Falciani has made no secret of her desire to marry. She’s shared posts on her blog talking about her desire to wed, including one when the couple were guests at a wedding in Rome.
Falciani sent the rumour mill into overdrive at the start of December. In a Q&A on Instagram, when asked about an engagement, she jokingly asked Saade when he was free. It seems homeboy was listening.
Nicole also shared a candid snap of a celebratory cocktail by the pool:
Mellostars including Måns Zelmerlöw, Sarah Dawn Finer, Tone Damli, Andreas Weise, Molly Petterson Hammar and Oscar Zia have all sent well wishes in the couple’s comments.
But despite the happy news Eric’s attention is now firmly fixed on Melodifestivalen 2019.
In another Instagram post – uploaded on Thursday night – Saade expressed his focus on what really matters:
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Jag påbörjade min svenska skiva med #såjävlafel & #villhamer som avslutade mitt 2018! Nu kliver jag in i ett annat projekt. Jag ska leda melodifestivalen 2019 med ett gäng jävligt sköna människor. Hur fett är det? Sen fortsätter jag såklart med skivan som också måste bli klar! Men man vill ju som vanligt göra ALLT. Varför känns det alltid som att man har sjuuuuuuuuukt mycket ny energi så fort ett nytt år börjat? Hur gör man för att känna så varje måndag istället????????? Någon som vet? Ciao.
A date for the wedding remains to be set.
Although there are dates in the calendar for Melodifestivalen 2019, when Eric will be in action is still to be determined.
That’s because as teased way back in November, it may be the case that not all hosts will present every week of the competition. Instead as in past editions of Melodifestivalen (2010, 2012), the lineup may rotate and alter week-to-week. But even if the hosts aren’t all physically present, they will feature in some form.
wiwibloggs offers sincere congratulations to Eric and Nicole on the happy news.
Sources: Expressen, Aftonbladet, SVT.se