Jese Rodriguez, has sealed his on-and-off romance with the girlfriend he sued four years ago for harassment by asking for her hand in marriage.
The 28-year-old former Real Madrid and PSG star knelt inside a red heart drawn on the floor during a romantic vacation with model and influencer Aurah Ruiz in Dubai.
The shock proposal came just four months after the footballer, now a striker for Spanish second division side Las Palmas, found himself at the center of bizarre allegations.
Rodriguez revealed to his two million Instagram followers that pretty brunette Ruiz’s response to his marriage proposal was “Yes.”
In a lengthy message accompanying the snaps he posted, showing him proposing on a bed of red roses as a violinist played in the background before kissing his bride-to-be inside the shaped circle heart, the attacker wrote:
“These words were the answer to the question I’ve thought about the most in my life and your answer my baby. This is the start of it all.
“I really wanted to shout out to the world that the love of my life wants to be by my side, forever, and we won’t just be ‘her or me’ but very soon ‘us’.”
Calling Ruiz the “compass that guides me and the owner of my destiny,” Rodriguez added in an obvious reference to the issues they suffered during their headline-grabbing romance: “I could write a lot more things but I would prefer that we lived together and in the future we can write a book where we tell how true love is able to beat everything and everyone.
“Love always wins. I love you, I adore you my treasure. Together forever.”
Ruiz replied on his own Instagram: “I really don’t have words to express how I really feel.
“And you know damn well what it is and that’s the only thing that matters. I love you.”
Also confirming that she had accepted the footballer’s marriage proposal, she signed off, writing: “Yes I do.”
Rodriguez’s breakup with Ruiz, who became a household name on a Spanish TV dating show, made headlines while he was at Stoke during a disappointing loan spell between August 2017 and May 2018.
He has scored just one goal in 13 games in a period marked by his regular returns to Spain after the son he has with Ruiz was diagnosed with a serious illness.
Ruiz accused her of letting her down in the battle to help the now four-year-old Ryan return to full health when he was in hospital in Gran Canaria and he ended up reporting her for harassment.
His shocking legal action ended with the headline-loving brunette’s conviction in December 2020 despite the couple reuniting months earlier.