Martine McCutcheon marries
Martine McCutcheon married long-term boyfriend Jack McManus over the weekend in a romantic ceremony in Lake Como, Italy
Martine McCutcheon has got married.
The former 'EastEnders' actress tied the knot with long-term boyfriend Jack McManus over the weekend in a romantic ceremony in Lake Como, Italy.
The 36-year-old star confirmed the happy news on her twitter page, writing: "Hello all! I've been quiet as I've been having the best few days of my life in Italy marrying @jackmcmanus. I'm so happy to be Mrs McManus! x. (sic)"
Before marrying Jack, Martine admitted she had always been wary of marriage because her father left her and her mother when she was just two years old.
She said: "If you've been abandoned by a parent or brought up by a single parent as I was, deep down you feel that's going to happen again. Now, with Jack, I feel completely loved. In other relationships I've had to apologise for elements of who I am - 'Sorry about the press,' or, 'Sorry it's not glamorous 24/7.'
"With Jack, there's no need for me to apologise or compromise."
Recalling their engagement by the River Thames, she said: "London's Embankment is one of my favourite places in the world and because it was snowing and there wasn't another soul around, there was something truly magical about it.
"It was there, by Albert Bridge, that Jack got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so emotional. Then we ran back to the car laughing and squealing like kids as we were so excited."