Jill Scott has revealed that she is set to make wedding plans with her girlfriend of six years, after spending time apart for ITV’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.
The Queen of the Jungle, 35, from Sunderland, has been engaged to Shelly Unitt, 37, since March 2020. The retired footballer told Daily Mail that it was “difficult” to be apart while she was in Australia for the ITV series.
Jill said: “We got engaged two years ago and Covid hit us, so I think we do need to get some planning in place. It will be nice.
“We need to sit down and just catch up on the last five weeks and what’s happened but obviously getting engaged, the next plan is to get wed”.
Having won the women’s Euro over the summer, The Lioness is celebrating another win after beating runner-up Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner and politician Matt Hancock who came third on I’m A Celeb.
Community health secretary Shelly supported Jill throughout the show and met her in Australia for the moment that she was crowned the winner. Shelly has two daughters Evie,19 and Hattie,15, from a previous relationship.
Jill said that she has always “appreciated” her relationship with Shelly, while revealing that her girlfriend has been willing to make sacrifices to support her career.
She admitted that she wouldn’t have been able to achieve all of her success without Shelly’s support.
“I am excited to see what happens in the future, but I don’t think there will be a wedding in the jungle,” Jill added.
The couple are rumoured to have met through Shelly’s sister ex-footballer Rachel Unitt when the players both played for Everton Ladies.
Jill and Shelly are proud owners of the coffee shop Boxx 2 Boxx in Northenden, Manchester, which was covered in ‘Vote for Jill’ signs showing their support during her time in the jungle.
The Lioness retired from football after spending eight and a half years at Man City.
Speaking to ManCity.com at the time, Jill Said: "In a way, I never thought I’d be here saying goodbye to Manchester City, but all good things come to an end eventually and I’ve had so many amazing memories along the way.