‘It was such a romantic day’: Love Island’s Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling ‘secretly MARRIED in intimate Dublin ceremony last month’
- The couple are said to have tied the knot at Dublin’s City Hall on November 11, with Laura’s half-brother Adam and Iain’s sister Kirsten as witnesses
- Speculation they were engaged started mounting in April after Laura, 35, was pictured wearing a giant diamond ring
- Iain, 32, is said to have proposed when the couple were working on the winter series of Love Island in South Africa earlier this year
- The couple met in 2016 and started dating a year later
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling have got married in secret.
The Love Island host, 35, and the comedian, 32, are said to have tied the knot during a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall last month.
In a wedding certificate, it states Laura’s half-brother Adam and Iain’s sister Kirsten acted as witnesses.
The ceremony was said to be very small in accordance to Ireland’s level 5 guidelines which allowed only 25 guests to be present at the time.
Tied the knot: Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling have reportedly married in secret (pictured earlier this year)
A source told The Sun: ‘Iain and Laura are so in love, they really wanted to get married as soon as possible.
‘Despite circumstances not being ideal, it was such a romantic day.’
The location of Dublin was no doubt sentimental to Laura who was grew up in the city, while Iain was raised in Scotland.
MailOnline has contacted Laura and Iain’s representatives for comment.
The couple opted to keep the news private after returning to the UK, but eagle-eyed fans spotted Iain wearing a wedding ring when he appeared on the special Loose Men episode of ITV’s Loose Women to mark International Men’s Day late last month.
Wedding bell: The couple are said to have tied the knot during a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall last month (pictured in 2018)
Laura showed off her flashy diamond engagement back in April, but Iain is thought to have proposed earlier this year.
According to The Sun, Iain got down on one knee in South Africa after they filmed the most recent series of Love Island.
A family friend said: ‘They couldn’t be happier. We’re thrilled for them. He’d obviously thought about it for a while, as he designed the ring and yellow’s her favourite colour.’
The insider added that the couple’s wedding plans were on hold for the time being due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
Ring: Eagle-eyed fans spotted Iain wearing a wedding ring when he appeared on the special Loose Men episode of ITV’s Loose Women
Pictured: Laura showed off her flashy diamond engagement back in April, but Iain is thought to have proposed earlier this year
They said: ‘Their wedding plans are on hold due to the lockdown but it’s lovely to have a wedding to come.’
However, it appears the pair had a change of heart and decided to tie the knot on November 11.
Laura and Iain met in 2016 but it wasn’t until the following summer that things turned romantic between them.
Appearing on the Chris Ramsey show, Iain said of their relationship: ‘I’ve got someone who’s like me, but much, much better.
‘And Laura’s got someone who’s like her, but much worse. I’ve done well out of it, but I’m dead happy because she’s lovely and stuff.’
Laura recently admitted that Iain procrastinated for so long in asking her for a date that she had to do it herself.
Loved-up: The couple moved in together in 2018 after a year of a dating
Appearing on JD’s In The Duffle Bag podcast, Laura recalled: ‘When we first met he didn’t even hit on me, he was too nervous to hit on me!
‘I think he was intimidated by me. I remember Iain was too scared to ask me out so in the end I had to ask him out.
‘He used to send me random messages, DM me and ask me about my dog. It took nine months but we got there! I was like ‘let’s just go for a drink’. I think I had to make the moves on him.’
The couple then moved in together after a year of dating.
Earlier this year, Laura and Iain also started working together, after Laura took over the role of Love Island host from her late friend Caroline Flack, who stepped down after her arrest following a row with boyfriend Lewis at her home.
In February, Caroline tragically took her own life, and Laura was praised for her professionalism and empathy as she continued to host the show and paid tribute to her late friend during the emotional finale.
Discussing his working dynamic with Laura on Loose Women, Iain joked: ‘She’s great isn’t she? I think she’s great. I love her, and there’s mortgage commitments that need to be considered. More because she’ll be coming to South Africa every now and then.
‘They take me a hot country and put me in a box. I could do it in my shed in my house, but why would I?’
Prior to dating Iain, Laura was linked to Paolo Nutini and Sunset Sons rocker Rory Williams, while she has been close to One Direction’s Niall Horan for years.
She split from Game of Thrones star Richard Madden back in 2016 after a short romance, and was also briefly linked to Leonardo DiCaprio after the 2016 BAFTA awards.
Wedding bells: Laura and Iain reportedly got engaged after the comedian popped the question during a holiday in South Africa, following her Love Island presenting stint
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