Heston Blumenthal engaged

Heston Blumenthal engaged credit:Bang Showbiz
Heston Blumenthal engaged credit:Bang Showbiz

Heston Blumenthal is engaged.

Just three days after it was revealed the 56-year-old TV chef had split from his longterm love Stephanie Gouveia, it has been reported that he is engaged to wed Melanie Ceysson.

Heston told the Daily Mail newspaper's Eden Confidential column: "I have found my other half."

Stephanie and Heston wed in the Maldives in 2018 but the union was not legally binding.

A source told the paper: "Heston and Stephanie actually split up some time ago. Despite all the reports at the time, they were never married."

Her representative said: "Marriage should be recognised by legal authorities. This wasn’t. What happened does not constitute a marriage in a legally binding sense."

And Heston added: "I am going to get officially married to Melanie."

Heston and Stephanie have a five-year-old child together, while he has three children with ex-wife, Zanna, who he divorced in 2016, following their 2011 split.

Heston and Melanie are believed to have been dating for the past few months.

Although he declined to share any details about her, the Daily Mail reports that she is believed to be in her 30s and has worked with him.