We love a bit of romance here in VIP Towers – and one of our favourite celebrity pairings, Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick, have it in spades.
The couple are celebrating 22 years since they’ve met, and four years since they said ‘I do’, and in recognition of the milestone, Karl has written a touching tribute his other half.
Taking to his Facebook page, the producer wrote about the ‘funniest, genuine, loyal, clever, supportive and most down to earth guy’ he ever met.
He said: ‘September 30th, 22 years ago, I met Alan. 4 years ago we got married..(well civil ceremonied which was all that was afforded us at the time.)
“A day that only happened cos Alan mentioned our engagement on tv and you, the public, were so encouraging and excited, that as a direct result we then decided to have the wedding we actually wanted. Prior to this we thought we would keep it low key, not bother anyone, but the Irish people showed us differently. The following Vote on Marriage Equality this year reaffirmed the Irish people’s stance on acceptance.”
He finished with the adorable: “I love Alan with all my heart… He’s my Alan xxx.”
TV3 star Alan also updated his profile with a post on how they chose to mark the big occasion – a lovely meal with a gorgeous, thoughtful present to top it all off.
“A lovely night at The Trocadero restaurant with my gorgeous hubby on our anniversary,” he wrote. “I know its a school night but I’ll be on Ireland AM bright eyed and bushy tailed. Thanks for all your absolutely amazing messages, me and Karl really appreciate them all.
“And hes just surprised me with tickets to see Glen Close in Sunset Boulevard….and the first present he ever bought me was the sunset boulevard soundtrack.” Awwww…
We love these two and hope they’ve many more happy years together. Congrats guys!