Dani Dyer’s Christmas engagement 💍

Danny Dyer tells his eldest daughter: 'Marry Jarrod!'

Jarrod Bowen Dani Dyer

by Kate Randall |
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When you’re West Ham United’s biggest fan, it’s a dream come true when your daughter starts dating the team’s star player – and that’s exactly what has happened to Danny Dyer. His eldest daughter has been seeing striker Jarrod Bowen for the past few months, and last week, they went Insta-official when Danny put up a picture of the loved-up pair, with the caption, “If Carlsberg made son-in-laws…”

And we’re told Danny, 44, is keen for Dani – who has ten-month-old son Santiago with her jailed ex Sammy Kimmence – to marry Jarrod soon because he thinks he’s perfect for her.

“Danny loves Jarrod and is so pleased that him and Dani are dating,” our insider says.

“They’ve not been together long, but things are getting serious and Danny loves how Jarrod is with both Dani and little Santi. They’re so loved-up and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Jarrod proposed to Dani over Christmas or in the next few months. Of course, it helps that Jarrod has been playing so well for West Ham – a fact that gives him godlike status with Danny – but he has impressed the whole family.”

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Dani, 25, split from Sammy in July, after he was sentenced to over three years in jail for scamming two men out of £34,000.

Speaking about it, she has said, “When the awful things Sammy did came out in court and we split up, I was devastated. But I don’t want to say any more than that because he will always be Santi’s dad.”

She met Jarrod, 24, through mutual friends, and since she said in October that she was looking for a husband and had only “one last chance at love”, it seems things are very much on track.

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“She is very happy with Jarrod and feels so lucky that she’s found someone like him after everything she’s been through with Sammy this year,” our source explains.

“Everyone around them is already joking about them getting engaged, and while Dani says it’s too soon, she can see her future with Jarrod. Little Santi will always be her priority, but Jarrod has already proven how good he is with him and that is so important to her. Her family all love him, but Danny has jokingly threatened him, saying he has to stay at West Ham forever if he wants to continue dating Dani!”

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