Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick marry in ‘secret ceremony’

TV3 star Alan Hughes has secretly married his partner Karl Broderick.

The pair previously had a civil ceremony for their partnership, but have now officially tied the knot.

Only Alan’s brother Kevin and Karl’s sister Ann were present as witnesses for their special day.

Official: Karl's sister Ann snapped this photo of them after the ceremony
Official: Karl's sister Ann snapped this photo of them after the ceremony

The couple decided to tie the knot officially, after Ireland voted to pass the same-sex marriage referendum in May last year.

“23 years ago today we met…15 years later we had our civil ceremony,” Alan said.

“And because the Irish people said ‘YES’, we can say ‘I Do’. I couldn’t be prouder marrying this gorgeous man,” he added.

“Everyone who meant anything to us attended our civil ceremony and we just wanted to do this for us,” Karl revealed.

“Keeping it secret was the hardest part…I’m so happy to marry the guy I love and respect so much.

“Now we can live happily ever after,” he added.

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