Stacey Solomon returns to Instagram with loved-up videos of her Christmas with new fiancé Joe Swash and the kids

STACEY Solomon returned to Instagram today after enjoying a break from social media following her engagement to long-term partner Joe Swash.

The Loose Women panellist took to her Instagram Stories to share a montage of clips of her festive break with her fiancé and kids.

In the heartfelt black and white clips, Stacey first captured her son Rex, who she welcomed with Joe, opening one of his Christmas gifts – a Peppa Pig book.

She then shared a video of Joe, 38, building a car garage toy on Christmas morning while clad in his festive PJs while Rex looked on.

In another adorable moment her followers saw her cuddling her son Zachary while sitting beside their Christmas tree while the video then showed her fast asleep with her little ones around her.

One other clip saw Stacey cosying up to Joe beside the fire before the montage finished with a shot of her engagement ring.

She captioned the stories: "OMG I've missed you all SO much…

"But I have been in an engagement/Christmas bubble. All I've done is play with my babies and car… We've been so lazy. We haven't left the house.

"I hope your Christmas was a good as it could be. It was such a strange one wasn't it. But it's a new year tomorrow," she continued.

"Hopefully with new hope and better days. Love you all. Missed you all too much."

The TV star's return to social media comes after she took an extended break from Instagram on Christmas Eve after her long-term partner Joe's romantic proposal.

Stacey remained quiet on the app where she usually shares daily updates of her family life and her arts and crafts tips with her 3.9 million followers.

Instead of sharing regular Instagram Stories and posts, including photos of her Christmas decorations and kids, the former X Factor singer basked in the glow of her happy news on her first day of being Joe's fiancée.

It comes after she admitted that she couldn't stop crying after Dancing On Ice singer Joe asked her to marry him in the woods with their children.

As The Sun explained earlier, the former EastEnders actor and the Loose Women star are engaged after he got down on one knee in a romantic proposal.

But even hours later, with her children in bed, the 31-year-old TV star explained she was still struggling – as she gave fans more details about the proposal.

She said: "My hand is still shaking and every time I touch something and look down I remember and cry."

Teary Stacey added: "It's been the weirdest day ever. Thank you so much for all your lovely messages."

Joe then chipped in saying: "She's my fiancé!" and kissed her on the head.

Her voice cracking, Stacey added: "Happy Christmas Eve. For anyone wondering, yep I was wearing a Norm jumper, reindeer ears and my slippers.

"I thought we were just going for a walk in the park but… I love you all."

Joe made his move on a walk in the woods opposite their house with her two sons Leighton, eight, Zachary, 12, and their child Rex, one.

Stacey showed fans a video of the spot explaining: "He asked me to marry him and after crying for what felt like a very long time… I said yes".

Stacey and Joe have one child together – baby boy Rex Toby Francis Swash, who was born in May last year.

Loose Women and former X Factor star Stacey had her first son Zachary, whose dad is Dean Cox, as a young mother at 17.

Her second son Leighton, whose father is Aaron Barnham, was born four years later.

Joe also has an older son, 13-year-old Harry Swash, with his former fiancee Emma Sophocleous.

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