Jilly Cross, a social media influencer, and Andy Halliday, a Hearts footballer, got engaged on their seventh anniversary.
The couple has been enjoying some sunshine in Mexico, and on their anniversary, the former Rangers star proposed a romantic meal on the beach.
Jilly, who goes by the online handle Jilly Isabella, revealed a slew of photos from Andy’s gorgeous Los Cabos proposal, in which she appeared surprised when he presented her with a ring.
“On our 7-year anniversary I said yes to my first love,” Jilly said below the photographs. “And if anyone dares bring up how ridiculous this is, you’re literally not invited to the wedding.”
Fans couldn’t contain their joy at the news and flocked to the comments section in droves.
“Omg JILLY congratulations to you both these images are so gorgeous,” one person remarked.
Andrew William Halliday born 11 October 1991 is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays for Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Premiership. Livingston, Middlesbrough, Walsall, Blackpool, Bradford City, Gabala, and Rangers were among his past clubs.
In the fourth round of the FA Cup, he scored Bradford City’s third goal against Chelsea in January 2015. His team went on to win 4–2, which is known as the great FA Cup upsets in the competition’s history.
Gabala FK announced the season-long loan signing of Halliday on June 28, 2017. He made his UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round debut for Gabala against Jagiellonia Bialystok. On January 4, 2018, Gabala announced that Halliday’s loan had been terminated. Due to the minimal number of matches he played, his signing was chosen as one of the most unsuccessful of 2017 in a local poll.
In 2018–19, Halliday’s role as a full-back or midfielder increased as the season proceeded under new manager Steven Gerrard, with seven games in the Europa League. On the 29th of December 2018, he put in a committed effort in a 1–0 Rangers triumph against Celtic at Ibrox, with Gerrard complimenting him as my unofficial captain.’
On May 19, 2020, it was reported that he would quit Rangers when his contract expired at the end of May.
Halliday kicked off 2016 with a 6–0 triumph over Dumbarton before signing a new four-year contract deal until 2020 on January 13th. With goals against Raith Rovers, Dundee, and Queen Of The South, he maintained his scoring run. On January 25, Halliday was sent off for the second time that season in a league match away to Morton.
He was accused of making an offensive gesture to the home support after Barrie McKay scored to make it 2–0 to Rangers, which led to him being shown a second yellow card, and the decision by referee Barry Cook enraged both the player and Rangers manager Mark Warburton.
Halliday has been a Rangers supporter since he was a child and has had a season ticket for the past sixteen years. In 2008, he traveled to Manchester to watch Rangers face Zenit Saint Petersburg in the UEFA Cup Final, missing a school exam in the process.
Halliday has been a regular on Open Goal’s YouTube channel since 2020, mainly on their podcast “Keeping The Ball On The Ground,” where he appears alongside Simon Ferry, Paul Slane, and Kevin Kyle.