Former Coronation Street star Charlie Condou has officially tied the knot with his long term partner, Cameron Laux on the tenth year anniversary of their first date.
Charlie announced on his own Facebook page (as reported by Attitude) that he was getting married to his Canadian partner Cameron on Wednesday, but the couple just wanted a quiet ceremony with close friends and family.
“Exactly 10 years ago, Cam and me had our first date. Today we’re getting married. We haven’t told anyone because we don’t want a fuss. Just doing it quietly with the kids and a few close family peeps. Exactly the way we always wanted.”
Georgia and Hal, the couple’s son and daughter, split their time between Condou and Laux and their mother, actress Catherine Kanter.
The 42-year-old has acted in a number of TV series and films, including Good, The Impressionists and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. Condou is probably best known for his portrayal of Marcus Dent. Condou is also an avid campaigner of LGBT issues, including same-sex parenting.
‘We have always believed in equality and equal marriage,’ Charlie had said in regards to same-sex marriage. “To us, civil partnership wasn’t equal. People were trying to sell it as marriage but it wasn’t. If it was, it would have had the same name. George Orwell said, “everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others”. And that’s what the whole gay marriage/civil partnership argument said to me. It was like we were being told you can sort of get married but not really.’