Entertainment Music Leona Lewis Confirms Her Engagement to Dennis Jauch: 'We Are So Thrilled' "We wanted to share our happy news with everyone that has supported us and watched our relationship blossom over the years," Lewis tells PEOPLE exclusively By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 28, 2018 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Leona Lewis found something true! The British singer and longtime boyfriend Dennis Jauch are engaged, the couple confirm to 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. Leona Lewis and Dennis Jauch. Mike Rosenthal “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.” On Wednesday, Lewis took to Twitter to share her excitement. “My heart is singing the happiest song it’s ever sung,” she posted. “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!” PEOPLE first confirmed Lewis and Jauch’s engagement in August. See Leona Lewis to Make Broadway Debut as Grizabella in Cats Revival Mike Rosenthal At the time, the X Factor alum — who made her Broadway debut in Cats in 2016 — subtly flaunted her massive diamond engagement ring in several photos and videos posted on her Instagram Story during a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Lewis was shooting the second season of Sony Crackle’s drama The Oath. The pair also celebrated their eight-year anniversary on the same trip. “It’s been the most beautiful 8 years of my life with this incredible human being. Here’s to many more beautiful memories,” Jauch captioned an Instagram post marking the occasion.