X Factor’s Saara Aalto finally shows off girlfriend / fiancée Meri Sopanen!

by Lisa McGarry

Last weekend we reported that some X Factor fans were complaining about the lack of attention paid to Saara Aalto’s love life. It seems the brunette beauty has been listening to their feedback.

While we have been introduced – on air- to contestants grandparents, siblings and best friends, there has been no mention of the fact that Saara is gay and engaged to another woman. Some viewers feel that bosses – and perhaps Saara herself – are worried about homophobia affecting her vote and leading to her early elimination.

Saara took to her Twitter feed last night and shared photos of herself and fiancée Meri Sopanen. The pair have spent very little time together of late, so Aalto was delighted when her significant other was allowed to pay a visit and even stay during her hair and makeup session.


Saara Aalto also posted the picture on Instagram and captioned the loved up snap saying: “Had the best X Factor Sunday ever! My fiancee @merisopanen allowed to come back stage with me when I was getting ready! So this is me getting my hair done while leaning comfortable on my girl.”

The gorges singer was positively glowing and clearly delighted to be spending time wth Meri. She added: “Btw, we have the best hair team ever as you can see @xfactorstyle @thexfactor #saaraaalto #xfactor #happy.”

Saara has made it through to the X Factor semi-final and if the vote this weekend is based on talent, she should sail through to the grand finale next weekend.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!