The former Spice Girl - who is pregnant with the couple`s second child - was overjoyed when the ex-Damage singer popped the question on her 35th birthday on January 21, and admits it came completely by surprise to her.
Emma - who has been with Jade for 13 years - said: "I know this is going to sound cheesy but getting engaged has been like falling in love all over again. I wasn`t expecting that but it is such a wonderful feeling. "
The 32-year-old former pop star decided it was time to ask the 35-year-old blonde beauty to marry him when their three-year-old son Beau started asking him if they were husband and wife.
He explained: "Beau asked me a little while back, `Are you and mummy married?` And that got me thinking. I come from a family where my parents weren`t married and I wanted to give Beau a proper family set-up."
Emma and Jade are taking a relaxed approach to planning to their wedding with the groom-to-be admitting they find the thought of a big occasion "daunting".
He said: "We`re quite understated. We don`t like a big fuss. I guess we were daunted by the thought of planning it all. To be honest we still are."
Emma added to HELLO! magazine: "We haven`t even gone there yet. We want to spend time celebrating this chapter of our lives and the next thing will be welcoming our gorgeous new baby. I`m not one of those women who has dreamed about how her wedding day will be."