03/02/2013 06:54 GMT | Updated 03/02/2013 06:54 GMT

Laila Rouass And Ronnie O'Sullivan Celebrate Engagment

Laila Rouass is sporting a stunning new diamond ring after snooker player boyfriend Ronnie O'sullivan went down on one knee.

The former Holby City actress and Strictly Come Dancing competitor Laila headed for an evening out with Ronnie to celebrate their happy news, and had the chance to show off her stunning new £55,000 diamond engagement ring chosen from Harrods.

A source told the Mirror: "Ronnie spent the night leaning over the table and gazing at Laila. They were very relaxed with each other and he couldn't take his eyes off her. She has been brilliant at helping him with his stress and depression."

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Rouass starred in Footballers' Wives

But while Laila dressed up for their night out in a slinky black dress and a pair of gold high heels, Ronnie went for a far more relaxed look by choosing to wear a pair of jeans and a dark hoodie.

The news of the engagement marks a turn for the good for Ronnie, who has in recent years suffered a split from his wife Jo Langley, and been very ill with glandular fever, which forced him to take some time out of playing snooker.

Laila has also had her share of ups and downs in romance in the past as her former partner, and dad of her five-year-old daughter, Nasir Khan is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for his involvement in a multi-million pound tax fraud