Comedian Alan Carr, 45, and his husband Paul Drayton have announced they are separating after 13 years together and three years of marriage.The dec
Comedian Alan Carr, 45, and his husband Paul Drayton have announced they are separating after 13 years together and three years of marriage.
The decision has reportedly been made “jointly and amicably”.
A spokesperson for Carr told PA: “After 13 years as a couple and three years of marriage, Alan Carr and Paul Drayton would like to announce they are separating.
“They have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go their separate ways.
“We request that their privacy is respected at this sensitive time.”
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Paul has spoken out this morning following news of their separation.
In an Instagram post, Paul told his 11,000 followers: “It is with great sadness that I share the news that Alan and I have jointly decided to end our marriage. This decision has been very difficult for us both and we part ways with great memories and continued love and friendship for each other as we go our separate ways.
“As part of my own journey, I proactively checked myself into a rehabilitation facility at the turn of the new year in order to get the help and support I need during this challenging time. This was not an easy step to take, but I know it is the right one going forward. These last couple of years have been challenging to say the least, as they have been for so many others. But I remain deeply committed to my journey of sobriety and strength.
“We ask for privacy during this challenging time, but I thank you all for your kindness and support. Peace and love.”
The marriage was officiated by Alan’s best friend, singer Adele, who also organised and paid for the entire event.
Speaking on The One Show in 2018, Alan said: “We’ve known her for ages, and when we told her we were getting married she said, ‘Can I please plan the whole day for you?’
“She did it all at her house. So, we got in there, and there is a grand piano with a man playing Ordinary People.
“Then she sang with our first dance, it was absolutely amazing. I can never repay her, she’s a one-off as we all know.”