Bo shared the happy news on Thursday with an Instagram photo which showed her sipping on a glass of champagne while showing off her new engagement ring.
The 30-year-old later shared another photo of herself and her new fiancé walking along the street while he carried a suitcase.
Details of the Earl’s “abusive” and “threatening” behaviour towards his daughter were disclosed in a High Court judgement earlier this week.
Danny O’Donoghue nurtured and worked closely with quirky singer Bo when she was competing on the BBC show back in 2012 and it was their duet on the final, in which they appeared to be close to kissing, that started the rumour mill churning.
Insiders claimed that when the series ended, Danny – who had recently split from his long term girlfriend – was dating Bruce and neither star spoke out to deny the reports.
Indeed, such was the sexual tension between them we wondered if Danny was going to be the knight in shining armour who whisked her away from the misery of her mother’s illness and her dysfunctional childhood, which included turning to drugs in her teens.‘Are you or aren’t you together? ‘My mum was dying and there was a spark between us. I wanted to convince her everything was going to be settled and calm for the rest of my life.’But things haven’t been easy since then.
’ Bo was asked in interview after interview as she signed a record deal and released her debut album Before I Sleep. After the live shows – before Mum died – we hung out once or twice and we snogged. [Danny had separated from his Lithuanian model girlfriend Irma Mali.] He wasn’t my boyfriend but possibly, in another world, there might have been something.’So why the w-word? We’re here because she’s about to release her new single with dance-music producer Chicane – her first since her relationship with Mercury Records fell apart last year. I hit the floor and had to go to Arizona [to a treatment centre that had helped her with her drug problems].’ She knew the label was unhappy with her, but it was still a shock to be dropped.
Bo Bruce showed off her engagement ring on Instagram "Bag carrier," Bo wrote, adding ring and heart emoticons.
The images led to a number of congratulatory messages, including one from fashion designer Savannah Miller, who wrote: "Big congrats love x".‘He just said some s**t in the papers and I was hurt,’ she says. I don’t think I wrote, “W****r”, but something like, “Not cool, buddy.”’Bo last saw Danny, 34, on last year’s series of The Voice when she returned to do ‘a bloody awful medley’. ‘We didn’t cross paths until we were on camera then they edited it so there was a whole bit of us looking at each other.’ She rolls her eyes. I wasn’t thinking straight.’Her mum, Ros, who separated from Bo’s father nine years ago, died a month after the show ended. ‘After The Voice, after mum’s death, I wrote and released the album, did all the interviews. ‘It’s a bit like in a relationship where you think, “How come I didn’t get to dump you first?‘It was like he was saying I was enjoying the attention I was getting and he was happy to go along with it because he wanted my single to do well. My mum was dying and I did have a connection with him, and he definitely did with me, but he wouldn’t own up to it.‘I felt humiliated when he seemed to be saying, “It was all made up for her career.” I thought, “What sort of human could do that when someone’s mum’s dying? ”’Bo, 29, is very resilient, though, having made it through a tumultuous childhood living ‘in the middle of a forest’ on a sprawling 4,500 acre estate in Wiltshire in a draughty old house that was falling to pieces.The source claimed that the pair no longer speak or have any contact and continued: ‘They are no longer friends and he abandoned Bo whilst trying to win back his ex, who made him promise not to associate himself with Bo.’ Bo and Danny did collaborate on Bruce’s single Alive which was included on her 2013 album Before I Go To Sleep, however they penned the track before their fall out and supposedly Danny refused to be involved in it’s promo and it’s music video after they went their separate ways.While Will.is working closely with Leah Mc Fall from this year’s series and has whisked her to LA to work on her debut album, Danny reportedly distanced himself from Bo very early on and refused to help her publicise her new music during the most recent series of The Voice, when he was carrying out countless interviews for the show.A source told Mail Online: ‘Bo and Danny’s relationship was real and not a publicity stunt, despite Danny’s claim that it was.