Paul O’Grady secretly marries long-term partner Andre Portasio

Paul O'Grady

by Owen Tonks |
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Paul O’Grady has secretly married his ballet dancer partner Andre Portasio.

The entertainer, 62, who rose to fame as Lily Savage, and Andre said “I do” at a posh London hotel in front of 50 friends, family and fellow stars.

Blind Date presenter Paul and Andre, who is 25 years Paul’s junior, were joined by famous faces such as Ian McKellen, Julian Clary and Michael Cashman in the gardens of The Goring Hotel.

Paul O'Grady husband Andre Portasio
Andre and Paul have been dating since 2007 (Credit: YouTube)

The ceremony lasted 30 minutes and they drank champagne on the property’s lawn and ate canapés including Dorset crab cornets and smoked salmon pancake rolls.

A source told The Sun: “Paul is as happy as he’s ever been to be married to Andre."

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“They kept the wedding to just their closest family and friends and had a big lunch afterwards to celebrate.”

The couple had been dating since 2006 after Paul suffered the devastating loss of his late boyfriend Brendan Murphy in 2005 when he died suddenly.

Paul O'Grady
Blind Date host Paul has found love (Credit: Getty Images)

Paul was introduced to Andre by Brendan before he died and the pair met up again a year after Brendan’s passing.

The star was previously married to model Teresa Fernandez in 1977 but the marriage was “dissolved” in 2005.

Congratulations to Paul and Andre!


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