Who is Paul O’Grady’s husband Andre Portasio? – The Sun | The Sun

PAUL O'Grady's sad death at 67 has left his friends and family devastated.

But one person who is feeling immense sadness from the TV star's passing, is his beloved husband Andre Portasio.

Who is Andre Portasio?

Andre Portasio is a former-professional ballerina.

He began dating entertainer Paul O' Grady, some 11 years before they tied the knot.

Andre used to perform with the English National Ballet.

The pair started their relationship in 2006, before marrying in the summer of 2017.

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When did Paul O'Grady and Andre Portasio get married?

Andre and Paul got hitched in a 30-minute ceremony in the gardens of The Goring Hotel, central London, on August 5, 2017.

Guests such as actors Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman and comedian Julian Clary then enjoyed champagne on the private lawn and canapes including smoked salmon pancake rolls and Dorset crab cornets.

The wedding reception menu included cured sea bream and glazed ox cheek.

A close friend told The Sun: “Paul is as happy as he’s ever been to be married to Andre.

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“They kept the wedding to just their closest family and friends and had a big lunch afterwards to celebrate.”

Who else had Paul O'Grady dated?

Paul always kept his lovelife private, but we do know he was wed once before.

He was married to Teresa Fernandes from 1977 to 2005.

This was a "marriage of convenience" and he said he was "not in a relationship" with her.

Did Paul O'Grady have any children?

In 1974 Paul had a daughter, Sharon, with his friend Diane Jansen.

He had a good relationship with his only child and even gave her away at her wedding when she married her childhood friend Philip Moseley.

The couple gave Paul a grandson called Abel, and granddaughter called Halo.

What did Andre Portasio say about Paul O'Grady's death?

Andre broke the sad news that his beloved husband Paul had passed away.

Announcing the tragic news, he said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.

"We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.

"He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.

"I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years."

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