'We're very happy': Lizzie Marvelly thanks well-wishers for kind words after announcing engagement

Lizzie Marvelly shared the news on Instagram on Friday night.
Lizzie Marvelly shared the news on Instagram on Friday night. Photo credit: Lizzie Marvelly / Instagram

Singer-songwriter Lizzie Marvelly has thanked well-wishers after announcing her engagement to Lisa Gerrard on social media. 

Marvelly took to Instagram on Friday evening to reveal that the pair had "said yes". 

In a statement Marvelly said they were "very happy" and would like to thank anyone who had expressed kind words. 

The Kiwi musician, who is also the founder of online media project Villainesse, posted a photo of her and her partner's hands wearing stunning engagement rings.

"We said yes," the picture was captioned.

In May last year, the 29-year-old shared on social media that she was unable to accept a nomination for the Celebrity Ally accolade at the 2018 New Zealand LGBTI Awards because she is bisexual. 

The honour recognises well-known heterosexual allies of the LGBTI community.

"Over the last few years, I've slowly been going through the process of coming out," she wrote. 

"While I feel really honoured that someone nominated me... it's important that I acknowledge that I'm actually a member of the rainbow community."

At the same time she indicated she was in a relationship, sharing: "I won't be going into any further detail about my relationship with my girlfriend, other than to say that I'm very happy."

Her website Villainesse aims to encourage and open dialogue about women's rights, consent and sexual violence as well as modern day societal issues.

The columnist and author speaks out about subject matters close to her heart, recently hitting back against Israel Folau's criticism of the LGBTI community offering love to anyone who may have found Folau's comments distressing.

"You are wonderful just as you are," she wrote. "And if hell is awaiting us, I'll get there first and get the party started."