Model Jodie Kidd engaged to ex-Royal Marine

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Joseph Bates and Jodie Kidd attends the Cash & Rocket Masquerade Ball & Auction Gala to celebrate the start of the all-female charity drive event Cash & Rocket at The V&A on June 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Cash & Rocket )
Jodie Kidd is engaged to ex-Royal Marine Joseph Bates. (Getty Images)

Jodie Kidd has announced she is engaged to be marry for the third time.

The 43-year-old model and reality TV star - known for her appearance on The Jump and Top Gear - has been dating former Royal Marine soldier Joseph Bates, 35, since 2017.

Kidd shared on Instagram the news that Bates had proposed to her in Paris with a picture of them kissing in front of landmark the Arc de Triomphe, with a huge engagement ring on her finger, captioned: "I said 'YES'."

Bates also shared a photograph from the romantic French city saying: "I asked her, she said yes. I love you @jodiekiddoffical."

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The happy couple were flooded with messages of congratulations from Kidd's celebrity pals.

Marcella star Anna Friel commented: "Ooohhhhhh how gorgeous for you. Congratulations. He is a lucky man."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Joseph Bates, Jodie Kidd and Indio Vianini Kidd attend the 'A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon' premiere, with Eco-Age & Woolmark, at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on September 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Eco-Age Ltd)
Jodie Kidd with fiance Joseph Bates and her son Indio in 2019. (Getty Images for Eco-Age Ltd)

TV presenter Ben Fogle said: "Wowzer. Congrats."

And model Cara Delevingne wrote: "Best news ever!!!!!"

Kidd - who took part in Celebrity MasterChef in 2014 - married her first husband - internet entrepreneur Aidan Butler - in 2005 and the couple split after 18 months.

Jodie Kidd and Aiden Butler during Veuve Clicquot Polo - Gold Cup Final - July 18, 2004 at Cowdry Park in West Sussex, Great Britain. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Jodie Kidd and first husband Aiden Butler in 2004. (Getty Images)

She has a ten-year-old son Indio with Argentinian polo player Andrea Vianini. Their relationship ended in 2013.

Kidd married David Blakeley, in 2015, after a whirlwind romance, only to separate after four months of marriage.

Jodie Kidd and husband David Blakeley arriving at the Kajaki The True Story Premiere held at the VUE Cinema in Leicester Square London
Jodie Kidd and second husband David Blakeley. (PA)

Racing driver Kidd is the daughter of former showjumper Johnny Kidd and the great-granddaughter of Canadian press baron Max Aitken, the 1st Lord Beaverbrook.

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Kidd - who appeared on Celebrity Yorkshire Auction House on Discovery+ earlier this year - is now a pub landlord after buying The Half Moon pub in West Sussex when it was due to close.

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