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02nd Nov 2022

Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson shut down engagement rumours

Not yet.

Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson have shut down rumours that they got engaged once and for all.

The former Love Island star has been dating the Made in Chelsea cast member since 2019 despite a brief split in 2020.

Since reuniting in 2020, the two have had non-stop engagement rumours centring around them, and while the majority of the time they seem to ignore them, they couldn’t hold back this time.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, Zara and Sam said that they are in no rush to get married any time soon, and completely shut down any rumours they may already be engaged.

Zara explained: “We’re in such a good place. There’s no need to rush or change anything, because I wouldn’t be with Sam if I didn’t want to be with him forever.

“And when [an engagement] happens, it happens. If that’s in five months or five years, I really don’t mind. I genuinely trust that timing is everything.”

While Sam was insistent that Zara was definitely going to say yes when he does eventually ask, Zara added: “People want to see you fast-track your relationship but you’ve got to remember what’s right for you.”

Zara and Sam split very publically in August 2020 when Sam discovered that Zara had cheated on him early on in their relationship, with the whole thing unfolding on Made In Chelsea.

It was reported at the time she had cheated with someone “in the music industry”, which would have been around the same time she took part in the Celebrity X Factor back in 2019.

The couple couldn’t stay apart for too long though as they have been together since their brief split and are happier than ever.