Carol McGiffin has announced that not only is she married, she actually tied the knot a year ago, and none of us knew about it.
Now that’s what we call secret-keeping.
The 58-year-old has revealed she is celebrated her first anniversary with 36-year-old partner Mark Cassidy, after they tied the knot in Thailand on 8 February 2018.
Carol wrote in her column for Best magazine: ‘No one knew we were going to do it, but we’ve basically spent the last year having separate celebrations with different friends and family, telling them all in person.
‘Now they all know, we’re ready for it to come out.’
The couple married in a low-key ceremony in Bangkok with no family or friends present, with the Loose Women star explaining that two previous attempts to organise a wedding had fallen through.
Carol said: ‘We’d booked a registery office in London for 19 January 2017, but sadly my sister died five days earlier so, of course, we cancelled it.
‘We re-booked it but then changed our minds because it still didn’t feel right – it was too soon.’
Speaking about deciding on an overseas wedding, she added: ‘Part of the reason it took us so long to get married was because every time we discussed having a traditional wedding day with guests, it ran out of control and became too much.’
Carol and Mark – who have been together for over ten years – wore normal clothes at their wedding due to the TV star having a bandage on her leg she wanted to hide, and went for dinner afterwards.
The couple are now celebrating their anniversary back in Thailand.
Mark proposed to Carol back in 2008, so their nuptials were a long time coming.
This is the second marriage for former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Carol, who separated from Chris Evans in 1993 after marrying the DJ in 1991.
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by – metro.co.uk