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"It's fantastic to be able to finally call Melanie my wife," Theo told Hello! "Now we're excited to see what the future holds for us," he added.
Melanie and Theo started dating in 2004 after meeting at the West Quay shopping centre in Southampton - when he was playing for the seaside town's youth team.
"It was already everything I could have wanted." Melanie added: "That moment when I saw Theo waiting for me at the altar was so overwhelming.
Your emotions are all over the place - you're so excited and euphoric because you're marrying this person who you love so much, but there are some nerves there too because it's such a big step." The couple got engaged on New Year's Eve 2012 at their Hertfordshire home.
“I’d love to help people in the same way.” These days, she is an active supporter of Cancer Research UK and is often seen on the charity’s sponsored runs.
And thanks to her sporty image, Melanie’s also the face for outdoor clothing company Helly Hansen, promoting its new range and the opening of its first UK shop in Manchester last year.
“They’re all fine and not shopaholics like they’re portrayed,” she says.
WEDDED BLISS: The full interview appears in this week's Hello!
Melanie Slade doesn’t want fame – or even think she deserves it.
“It’s easy to get carried away in the world of Premiership football,” says Melanie, chatting in Theo’s Hertfordshire home, where she’s waiting for him to return from Arsenal’s training ground.
“But both my family and Theo’s are really grounded.
She told me it was essential to keep some things personal.” Of all his Arsenal team-mates, Melanie says they are closest to Gaël Clichy and his partner, Charlene Suric.