The actor has had a tough few weeks and recently received a torrent on homophobic abuse on Twitter after mistakenly being tagged in a football team’s update about a new recruit - also called Kieron Richardson.
However, Kieron isn’t letting the trolls win and has now spoken about his excitement at being engaged.
Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “I just got engaged. It’s really exciting.
“We’ve been together for over seven years so it’s not a shock.”
The actor is hoping to wed soon, however, his busy filming schedule means the couple have to wait.
Aston Villa mistakenly tagged Kieron in a tweet announcing that they had signed a footballer with the same name.
Kieron then received a number of messages, including ones threatening physical violence.
Speaking to Digital Spy about the tweets he said: “If this story stops one person from coming out, then it's a really terrible situation.