Famous Singer Confirms Long-Rumored Engagement to Boyfriend of Over 8 Years

November 28, 2018Nov 28, 2018

Leona Lewis, who found fame on "X Factor," has a reason to celebrate. The singer, who is probably best-known for her song "Bleeding Love," is tying the knot.

Lewis confirmed her long-rumored engagement to her boyfriend of 8 years, Dennis Jauch. She posted a sweet picture of the couple on her Twitter.

She wrote, "My heart is singing the happiest song it’s ever sung. I’m bursting with joy and overcome with emotion that I get to embark on this new adventure with my best friend,my ride or die @dennisjauch I can’t wait to be your wife eeeek wife! What?! Argh!"

She also confirmed the news in an interview with PEOPLE.

“It’s amazing that we were brought together from different sides of the world through both of our passions, music and dance, whilst on tour in the U.K. eight years ago,” says Lewis, 33, who began dating choreographer Jauch, 30, in 2010 after meeting when he was a backup dancer performing with her.

“We are both quite private people, but we wanted to share our happy news with everyone that has supported us and watched our relationship blossom over the years,” adds Lewis. “We are so thrilled to be on this new adventure together and it is a beautiful feeling to share that love with you all.”

PEOPLE first reported the engagement in August when Lewis was spotted wearing a massive diamond engagement ring in several photos and videos posted on her Instagram Story during a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico.