So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley is really good at keeping a secret, because it turns out that she married long time boyfriend Patrick Kielty last October, but has just recently revealed it publicly. The secret wedding held in Rome was veiled as her 40th birthday all this time, although she is only thirty-six years old, as confessed to US Weekly,
“40th” was the code word: “Have you invited them yet to the 40th?”, “Have you booked the food for the 40th?”. We just kept it really, really quiet.
The millionaire pair got married at St Isidore’s College Catholic Church, which specializes in giving Irish dream weddings close to the Vatican. Comedian Patrick flew out his Belfast priest Fr. Gary Donegan to conduct mass at a Saturday ceremony. The couple were married after giving their families just days notice, with flights to Rome paid by the bride and groom. The popular couple have been friends since filming BBC’s Fame Academy together in 2002, but it was when he flew to Los Angeles to celebrate her birthday that Cat knew there was something more to their friendship.
There had always been a bit of a “thing” between us, but it was never the right place, right time, so nothing ever happened. Then it was my birthday and I told him I was going to the Beverly Hills Hotel for Sunday brunch, so he flew from Ireland to London, from London to LA, got a cab from the airport, dropped his bags with the concierge at the hotel, and walked into the restaurant. No-one does that stuff anymore!
U.S. tabloids are dubbing the couple “PatCat” and British tabloids prefer a more favorable “Catrick”. Either way it’s pretty amazing she was able to keep the details of this wedding a secret for so long. It doesn’t hurt that it was held the same weekend as Anne Hathaway’s wedding, which certainly helped draw attention away from her.
There were only 60 people there, friends and family, and we just had a giant feast in the garden, with lots of wine, lots of singing and lots of dancing till 4am. It was the best party ever!
When confronted about plans for children, it may have appears to be too soon.
Look, it took us 10 years to get this far, so don’t rush me! But yes, I do think at some stage or another we would like a family.
On a popular interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, she shared a little more.
I got married in Rome, in the little Catholic church next to the Spanish steps. It’s beautiful, and my husband is Irish. He’s Irish and he’s Catholic so we got married in a little Catholic church there, and then we went to the Getty Villa and we basically had a giant feast in the garden with lots of dancing and singing. Irish people know how to do it.
From all of the faithful So You Think You Can Dance fans, congratulations Catrick!
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