Mon. May 23rd, 2022

Emmerdale‘s Max Parker has revealed he is engaged to his on-screen brother Kris Mochrie.

The soap star, 39, got down on one during a romantic beach-side proposal and told how it was the ‘happiest day of his life’ in a sweet Instagram post shortly afterwards. 

The pair met playing brothers on the ITV soap, with Max starring as Luke Posner, and Kris as Lee Posner. 

Cute: Emmerdale's Max Parker has revealed he is engaged to his on-screen brother Kris Mochrie

Cute: Emmerdale's Max Parker has revealed he is engaged to his on-screen brother Kris Mochrie

Cute: Emmerdale’s Max Parker has revealed he is engaged to his on-screen brother Kris Mochrie

Happy: Announcing the news Max wrote on Instagram: 'He deserves the world, but the best I could do was promise him my heart. HE SAID YES❤️ !

Happy: Announcing the news Max wrote on Instagram: 'He deserves the world, but the best I could do was promise him my heart. HE SAID YES❤️ !

Happy: Announcing the news Max wrote on Instagram: ‘He deserves the world, but the best I could do was promise him my heart. HE SAID YES❤️ !

Announcing the news Max wrote on Instagram: ‘He deserves the world, but the best I could do was promise him my heart. HE SAID YES❤️  !

‘Happiest moment of my life. @krismoc my Fiancé’

The couple celebrated with champagne on the beach and shared a sweet kissing snap in the post.

Lovely: The soap star, 39, got down on one during a romantic beach-side proposal and told how it was the 'happiest day of his life' in a sweet Instagram post shortly afterwards

Lovely: The soap star, 39, got down on one during a romantic beach-side proposal and told how it was the 'happiest day of his life' in a sweet Instagram post shortly afterwards

Lovely: The soap star, 39, got down on one during a romantic beach-side proposal and told how it was the ‘happiest day of his life’ in a sweet Instagram post shortly afterwards

Love: The pair met playing brothers on the ITV soap, with Max starring as Luke Posner, and Kris as Lee Posner

Love: The pair met playing brothers on the ITV soap, with Max starring as Luke Posner, and Kris as Lee Posner

Love: The pair met playing brothers on the ITV soap, with Max starring as Luke Posner, and Kris as Lee Posner

Max also posted a short video which shows him getting down on one knee with the ring, before they celebrate together with a kiss and a hug. 

Kris wrote in his engagement announcement post: ‘The beautiful soul that is my best friend asked me to marry him yesterday. I can’t begin to describe how happy I am.

‘I love him beyond words, we laugh every single day and I’m so so grateful that he came in to my life.

‘I had no idea at all! But it was just perfect… I mean this film says it all. Max had asked my Mum for any jewellery that my Gran had. Mum still had my Grans locket and he has had it made in to the middle of the engagement ring on the inside. So so special. 

Thrilled: Max also posted a short video which shows him getting down on one knee with the ring, before they celebrate together with a kiss and a hug

Thrilled: Max also posted a short video which shows him getting down on one knee with the ring, before they celebrate together with a kiss and a hug

Thrilled: Max also posted a short video which shows him getting down on one knee with the ring, before they celebrate together with a kiss and a hug

Gushing: Kris wrote in his engagement announcement post: 'The beautiful soul that is my best friend asked me to marry him yesterday. I can't begin to describe how happy I am'

Gushing: Kris wrote in his engagement announcement post: 'The beautiful soul that is my best friend asked me to marry him yesterday. I can't begin to describe how happy I am'

Gushing: Kris wrote in his engagement announcement post: ‘The beautiful soul that is my best friend asked me to marry him yesterday. I can’t begin to describe how happy I am’

‘Thank you to the job that brought us together, our incredible family and friends. And the amazing love from you all. I’m a very lucky boy. WE ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!’

Their co-star Lisa Riley was one of the first to congratulate them writing: ‘Love love love to you both!!! CONGRATULATIONS!’

Anthony Quinlan, who played Peter Barton, typed: ‘Aww buzzing! Congratulations guys ❤️  !’

Actress Mia McKenna-Bruce said: ‘I AM SOBBING!’

Relationship: Kris and Max met on the soap and although they never shared a scene together, backstage a friendship developed and then romance blossomed

Relationship: Kris and Max met on the soap and although they never shared a scene together, backstage a friendship developed and then romance blossomed

Relationship: Kris and Max met on the soap and although they never shared a scene together, backstage a friendship developed and then romance blossomed

Coronation Street star Daniel Brocklebank penned: ‘Wonderful. Congratulations boys ❤️❤️❤️. ‘

Kris and Max met on the soap and although they never shared a scene together, backstage a friendship developed and then romance blossomed. 

It comes after in 2020 Max shared his coming out story, after confirming his romance with co-star Kris, asserting: ‘I feel comfortable now knowing that I am gay!’ 

During the summer, the pair sparked dating speculation when they enjoyed a rainy hike and shared a snap of themselves sunbathing together to Instagram. 

Romance: During the summer of 2020, the pair sparked dating speculation when they shared a snap of themselves sunbathing together to Instagram

Romance: During the summer of 2020, the pair sparked dating speculation when they shared a snap of themselves sunbathing together to Instagram

Romance: During the summer of 2020, the pair sparked dating speculation when they shared a snap of themselves sunbathing together to Instagram

The actor explained how aged 18 he came out as bisexual to just a few friends, before enjoying a seven-year relationship with a woman. 

It wasn’t until a year after they broke up that he decided he could no longer ‘imagine himself being with a woman’. 

Talking to Attitude magazine, Max explained: ‘Around about 18 I came out [as bisexual] to a few friends. My ex-girlfriend knew that before I was with her – about my sexuality.

‘As time went on I didn’t want to talk about it because I didn’t want to make her feel like people would ask questions. But it was only when we broke up when I was around 26, 27 that I started to tell more people about my sexuality.’

Detailing why their relationship ended, Max touched on the pressures to propose and have children after dating for so long when he wasn’t sure he wanted to spend his life with a woman. 

He said: ‘One of the main reasons why we did split in the end was because I knew that she’s a beautiful girl and she could basically be with anyone she wants, and I was stopping her from [doing] that. 

‘When you get to a certain age and people say, “You’ve been together for this long, are you going to propose, have kids?” all those kinds of questions, it makes you think “Am I doing the right thing by not pursuing this thing that I’ve had in the back of my mind?”

Max explained how, about a year after they broke up, his mindset changed and he embraced his homosexuality. 

The meet! Discussing how his relationship with Kris began previously, Max revealed that while they met on the set of Emmerdale, it wasn't until he spotted Kris on Tinder than he slid into his DMs

The meet! Discussing how his relationship with Kris began previously, Max revealed that while they met on the set of Emmerdale, it wasn't until he spotted Kris on Tinder than he slid into his DMs

The meet! Discussing how his relationship with Kris began previously, Max revealed that while they met on the set of Emmerdale, it wasn’t until he spotted Kris on Tinder than he slid into his DMs

He said: ‘There did come a point, maybe about a year later, where I thought “From now on I don’t think I can imagine myself being with a woman”.

‘Something in my mind just changed… I feel comfortable now knowing that I am gay.’ 

Discussing his relationship with Kris, Max revealed that although they met on the set of Emmerdale, it wasn’t until he spotted Kris on Tinder than he slid into his DMs.

Max said of their first meeting: ‘He was filming his last day on set… That was the first time we met. I didn’t know he was gay, but I remember thinking he’s very handsome…

‘It was later I thought ‘I’ve never done Tinder, so I’ll have a go’, so I went on Tinder and I saw him pop up, and I was like ‘OK this is a sign’ – so I made the first move by sending a message on Instagram….

‘I didn’t know he was gay and I didn’t know that he would fancy me, but then he did.’

Max’s interview came after he and Kris moved into their first home together, setting up a swanky love nest in Manchester.

The soap star gave fans a brief glimpse inside their apartment by showing off one of their hallway on his Instagram Stories with the caption: ‘#newhome,’ which Kris reshared. 

'I feel comfortable now knowing that I am gay!' In a 2020 interview, Max shared his coming out story, after confirming his romance with fellow soap star Kris

'I feel comfortable now knowing that I am gay!' In a 2020 interview, Max shared his coming out story, after confirming his romance with fellow soap star Kris

‘I feel comfortable now knowing that I am gay!’ In a 2020 interview, Max shared his coming out story, after confirming his romance with fellow soap star Kris

A source told The Sun: ‘As first homes go, this is a doozy. Max and Kris are proud and excited to start the next phase of their relationship in style.

‘Moving to Manchester works well for them as it’s a central point between Leeds, where Max films Emmerdale, and London, where Kris does a lot of consultancy work. Plus, it’s close to Kris’ native Liverpool.

‘It’s a long way from the rural village life of Emmerdale, but they’ve worked hard for what they’ve got.’ 

A source previously told The Sun that Kris met Max after he filmed his final scenes as Lee and they kept in touch after he left the soap.     

In September, Kris spoke to The Mirror about their romance, admitting: ‘It’s great to meet someone through work and have so many things in common and an understanding of each other’s jobs.  

‘We didn’t actually share any scenes together on Emmerdale but kept in touch after I left.

‘I don’t want to jinx things. We are seeing how we get on. We had a great time on holiday in Dubai. Let’s see how it goes.’   

Stars: The pair met playing brothers on the ITV soap, with Max starring as Luke Posner (pictured on the show), and Kris as Lee Posner

Stars: The pair met playing brothers on the ITV soap, with Max starring as Luke Posner (pictured on the show), and Kris as Lee Posner

Stars: The pair met playing brothers on the ITV soap, with Max starring as Luke Posner (pictured on the show), and Kris as Lee Posner

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