By Sarah Fitzmaurice
Car park canoodling: Michelle Keegan flashes her engagement ring for the first time as she and fiancé Max George share a kiss outside a supermarket
She said she was taken by surprise when he boyfriend of six months popped the question.
But being betrothed has clearly finally sunk in for Michelle Keegan, who showed off her engagement ring today.
The Coronation Street actress and her singer fiancé Max George were snapped sharing a kiss in Manchester.
The couple had just done a supermarket shop and were taking the bags to the car when they stopped and smooched in full view of the cameras.
And Michelle, 24, flashed her marquise diamond as she pushed the trolley along and then moved in for a kiss.
George, 22, who is in boy band The Wanted, proposed with a ring and a puppy and this week, Michelle spoke about the surprise proposal.
Young love: Michelle and Max can't stop smiling as they hold hands and head into the supermarket
Domestic bliss: Michelle and Max already look like a married couple as they pushed their trolley filled with food shopping
The Corrie stunner revealed that he caught her off-guard but admitted: ‘I seriously can’t wait to spend my future with him.’
Writing in her Love It! Magazine column Michelle said: ‘Bleedin’ heck, I can’t believe I’m engaged to Max!’
She added: ‘It’s dead exciting because I really didn’t see it coming.’
Loved-up: Michelle Keegan has spoken for the first time about boyfriend Max George's proposal, and says she can't wait to marry him
Max presented Michelle with an engagement ring which the actress described as ‘gorgeous’ shortly before her birthday earlier this month as well as a chihuahua called Pip.
Michelle posted a picture of her new pet to her Twitter page and said: ‘The best birthday present ever!!!!!! Little Pip! @MaxTheWanted xxx’
It's love: Max and Michelle got engaged just before her birthday, and the actress said she had no idea it was coming
No wonder she's smiling: The Corrie actress looked stunning in a simple grey dress which she teamed with a brown waist belt as she celebrated her birthday earlier this month
The actress, who has been dating the singer for six months, chose not to wear her engagement ring on her birthday night out in London earlier this week, but couldn’t keep her eyes or her hands off her boyband hunk.
While Manchester-born Max is based in London with the rest of his band members, Michelle lives in their home town filming the Weatherfield-based soap.
And with their successful careers, the actress has revealed the couple have no plans to wed this year.
Keeping her busy: Max bought Michelle an adorable puppy for her birthday
Smitten: The Wanted star Max couldn't keep his eyes off his stunning fiancée at the Soccer Six tournament at the beginning of June
Explaining she said: ‘We’ve got so much going on with our careers and I’ve got my hands full with my cute seven-week-old Chihuahua. ‘
When news of their engagement broke a friend told The News of The World: ‘They might have only been dating a few months but they want to spend the rest of their lives together.
Michelle, who used to date Hollyoaks star Anthony Quinlan for two years from 2006 to 2008, also used her magazine column to reveal that her future husband isn’t domesticated but said: ‘I’m confident that will change soon.’
To read the rest of Michelle's column see this weeks Love It! magazine on sale now.