"Who knows what the future holds? Right now, we're having the time of our lives."
Speaking exclusively to HELLO! magazine about their year-long romance, the couple - currently appearing on ITV dance show Stepping Out - have known each other for four-and-a-half years, but romance didn't blossom at first.
Clearly, though, the couple is smitten. "AJ is not only beautiful but she's talented, creative and ambitious. All these qualities make me feel enhanced as an individual," Oritsé told HELLO!.
"There was always a vibe. I’m not saying it was love at first sight but I knew there was an energy that I was vibing with. I couldn't ignore it."
And their romance is set to get even stronger, as they have just moved into Ronnie Corbett's old house - which they are currently renovating - in Surrey together. "There's no point doing things half-heartedly," Oritsé says. "Even though it's a big project, we thought we'd take it on, work hard on it together and grow in it together."
To read more of the interview with Oritsé and AJ, including what his JLS bandmates make of his new television role, his thoughts on the end of the band he created and what his mother thinks of AJ, pick up the latest issue of HELLO! issue 1295, out now. See extra pictures in our iPad edition.