Her footballer boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed to her.
But less than two months later, the devastated woman claims he has ruined her life - by taking £12,000 her money and jewellery to feed his gambling addiction.
The furious woman, who only got engaged to the East Thurrock United FC winger in January, alleged that he had spent her savings on gambling, and was heartbroken at the discovery.
Mr Newby, a prolific goalscorer with the Ryman Premier non-League club, has publicly apologised to his former fianceé, saying that he became 'hooked on gambling'.
In January Miss Maclean shared pictures of the footballer proposing to her and had excitedly Tweeted about marrying him in August 2014 in Italy'
She wrote: 'Most perfect moment ever.. Can't wait to be mrs newby..
But two days ago she began angrily accusing Mr Newby, from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, of being 'nothing but scum'.
She wrote: 'He... deserves to have nothing.
'Well what I have said is the truth.. He has taken all my money savings and jewellery.. I now have to pay to get my own jewellery back.. Everyone needs to no (sic) who he really is he is nothing but scum.
'The man I was gonna marry has... Taken all my money.. Savings and jewellery.
'He has gambled it all...'
The athlete, who scored three times in the FA Cup this season, has been forced to confess about his gambling in his local newspaper.
He was reported to have said that he was addicted to roulette machines.
He said: 'I thought I had sorted it out but I fell back into it four or five months ago and it started spiralling out of control.
'I've hurt a lot of people as a result, but most of all Lacey, and I’d like to publicly apologise to her and her family and anyone else I’ve hurt.
'I’ve never been addicted to drugs, but this is worse than drugs - in three seconds you have lost £100. It ruins lives.'
On a Twitter page claiming to be his, the footballer wrote that he was 'trying to put things right' and seemed eager to take responsibility for his problem.
He Tweeted: 'thats what i aim to do i want to put everything ive (sic) done right its going to take time but it all starts today and that...
'Today been a productive day 1st steps to sorting myself and everything out onto tomorrow 1 day at a time #putthingsright'.
Miss MacLean has not reported her allegations to the police, Essex Police confirmed,
She Tweeted that she does not feel ‘strong enough’ to go to court and wants to make sense of what has happened.
Mr Newby and Miss Maclean were unavailable to comment when the Mail Online tried to contact them.
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