Fern Hawkins: who is Manchester United player Harry Maguire's fiancée, when's the wedding, when did they meet?

The couple tied the knot during a low key ceremony

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has married his fiancee in a low-key ceremony.

Maguire has married his childhood sweetheart, who is also a social media star.

Here’s what you need to know about the couple, including who they are and how long they have been together.

Who is Fern Hawkins?

Fern Hawkins has risen to fame on social media as a fashion model and a photoblogger.

Fern is 29, which is the same age as Harry, and she has a first-class degree in science and physiotherapy.

Hawkins was captured talking to Maguire following a match at the 2018 World Cup, an image which was shared far and wide on social media.

Harry Maguire of England is consoled by his girlfriend Fern Hawkins following England's defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final

When was the wedding?

The couple got married in a low key event at Crewe Registry Office yesterday (12 May) with a small gathering of guests, made up of friends and family, present.

It is understood that England team mate, Jordan Pickford, was one of the guests at the wedding ceremony.

Guests were sent a text in the lead up to the wedding informing them of the location of the ceremony.

The couple are set to renew their vows at a second ceremony which is expected to take place in the south of France this summer.

How long have the couple known each other?

Harry Maguire and Fern Hawkins are childhood sweethearts, having met when they were both teenagers over 10 years ago.

The couple got engaged in 2018, and images of Fern supporting Harry at the 2018 World Cup became popular images.

Who is Harry Maguire?

Fans might be surprised to see Harry Maguire in the top 20 given Manchester United’s defensive woes. However, Maguire is Man United’s best performing centre-back statistically speaking. He has a positive Z-score for attacking threat (0.46), ball playing (0.35), and defending (0.37) – meaning he is performing above average for a centre-back in each of these categories

Harry Maguire is a football player from Sheffield who currently plays for Manchester United.

He is the current captain of the club, and has been almost ever present in the side since joining from Leicester City in 2019.

He started his career at hometown club Sheffield United before moving to Hull City in 2014.

Maguire played alongside future Champions League winning defender Andy Robertson, and his performances earned him a move to midlands club Leicester City.

The pressure and spotlight has rarely been away from Maguire, this is partially as a result of the huge £80 million sum he was transferred to Old Trafford for.

In his time at the club, he has played 143 matches and scored seven goals. He played in the 2021 Europa League final, a match which United ultimately ended up losing on penalties to Spanish side Villerreal.

For England, Maguire has been a regular during a period of renaissance for the English national side.

He has helped his country reach the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the final of the 2020 European Championships.

Maguire scored his first goal for England during the route to the semi final at the 2018 World Cup, this was in a 2-0 win in the quarter finals against Sweden.

In the final against Italy, Maguire converted his penalty in a shoot-out; a penalty shootout which ended in defeat for England.