Paul Mason – once the world’s fattest man at 70st – has got engaged after his girlfriend popped the question.
Paul, 53, from Ipswich, Suffolk, immediately said “yes” to 8st Rebecca Mountain, 40, on ABC's The View TV programme in America.
Ex postie Paul, now 22st, vowed to lose more weight. He said: “I don’t want to go down that aisle in a wheelchair.”
Asked if a date had been set, Rebecca, of Orange, Massachusetts, said: “There’s so many things we need to do to take care of Paul first.
“There will be another surgery for his legs but not for another six to eight months.”
Rebecca has previously said: “I didn’t plan to fall in love, it just happened.
“The first thing that attracts me to him is that he is a very genuine person.
“He is very open and trusting which has made it easy for me to trust him."
The pair met online in August and got together when he flew to the US to discuss having excess skin removed after shedding 48 stone.
Paul said that a New York based plastic surgeon is willing to perform the treatment.
“What she’s going to do is my tummy and my arms, both at the same time,” he told the show.
“I thought just the tummy would be major surgery on its own, but she feels confident that because my health is good, she could do the arms at the same time. It’s excellent.”