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Greg Shepherd reveals plans for 10 year anniversary with Billie Faiers as he recalls romantic love story

While Greg Shepherd and Billie Faiers have been married for three years, they've been together for nearly an entire decade. Opening up about their whirlwind romance in an exclusive chat with OK! VIP, Greg explained that he first saw his future wife on the sandy beaches of Marbella, Spain, back in 2008. While he continued to see her making her way around Essex with sister Samantha, it wasn't until late 2011 that the pair got together.

"I knew her from years ago," Greg told OK! as he thought back to his first moments with his now-31 year old wife Billie. "I first ever laid eyes on her in Marbella. She would've been 18 and I would've been 22 I would say." Clearly enamoured by her from that first moment, he added: "I remember thinking, 'Wow, who is this?'"

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The Mummy Diaries star Greg, who recently surprised his other half with a gorgeous early Mother's Day surprise, went on to recount the years leading up to the pivotal moment they went on their first date.

He said: "I used to obviously see her around the area in Essex. It wasn't until I was 26 and she was around 21-22, we were on holiday in Ibiza and it sort of stemmed from there really.

"After I met her in Ibiza I messaged her and just asked her, 'Do you want to go for a drink?' and she said, 'Yeah,' and I picked her up and that was it really."


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He added: "We went to the West End and I tried my best to woo her."

The rest is history, Greg explained. The loved-up couple moved fast in their relationship, moving in together within a few years of their first night out. They then welcomed their first child Nelly, now six, and then Arthur, now four, came along.

"Two years, we were moving in together," Greg said. "We bought a place together. Then Nelly came along three years in. The rest is history."


The reality TV star, who recently celebrated his 36th birthday celebrations as Billie surprised him with an incredible cake, then revealed that they will have been together for 10 years as of this September. In disbelief, Greg joked he needs to think of something to get the blonde beauty and make the day memorable.

"This September will be 10 years," he said, before opening up on what they could do for the anniversary.

Billie and Greg have been known to throw extravagant parties in the past, from their incredible Maldives wedding in March 2019 to the Dancing On Ice star's epic Great Gatsby-themed 30th birthday party, covered by OK!, that was spectacular enough to rival any Kardashian shindig.

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However, as it's a milestone event, Greg has other plans in mind for them later this year as he told OK!: "If we're allowed, we'll go away. Because we always throw these massive parties and I just thought you know what for once it would be nice just to do something me and her, it would be nice.

"So definitely going to go away somewhere. I don't know where yet and hopefully by then we should be allowed."

Until then, Greg has a lot of thinking to do on what to present to get his gorgeous wife Billie, but he's not worried at all as he confessed: "Knowing Billie, she'll give me lots of ideas."

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