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Who is Andre Portasio? Husband of Paul O’Grady and former British National Ballet dancer

ANDRE Portasio is a former professional ballerina who married Paul O’Grady in 2017.

The couple has a long history and first met in 2006.

    Andre and Paul dated for 11 years before they got married
Andre and Paul dated for 11 years before they got marriedCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Who is Andre Portasio, husband of Paul O’Grady?

Andre Portasio is a dancer who started dating Paul about 11 years before they got married.

He has performed with the British National Ballet.

The couple started dating in 2006, before get married in the summer of 2017.

    Andre, right, performs at the British National Ballet

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Andre, right, performs at the British National BalletCredit: Dee Conway

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

Andre and Paul hitchhiked during a 30-minute ceremony in the garden of The Goring hotel, central London, on August 5, 2017.

Guests such as actors Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman and comedian Julian Clary then enjoy champagne on the private lawn and canape dishes including smoked salmon pancakes and Dorset sea crab.

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The wedding menu includes sea bream and enameled beef cheeks.

A close friend told The Sun: “Paul is as happy as if he was ever married to Andre.

    Paul O'Grady married longtime partner Andre Portasio in a secret ceremony

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Paul O’Grady married longtime partner Andre Portasio in a secret ceremonyCredit: © 2012 Desmond O’Neill Features Ltd: -www.donfeatures.com info@donfeatures.com

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

At first, they lived apart. But now they share a house and enjoy lip-locking – with Andre teaching ballet online while Paul learns the ukulele and spends hours baking.

However, they still have separate bedrooms and bathrooms.

Paul told The Sun: “I remember Joan Collins on my show saying that the secret to a happy marriage is different bathrooms. She was right – and the separate bedrooms work, too. I don’t like sharing a bed.

    The couple live on a large estate near Kent
The couple live on a large estate near KentCredit: Getty Images – Getty

“What if I want to read? I also have to listen to the shipping forecast before I sleep.”

Paul made a request to plan to expand his house with Andre.

If all goes to plan, AndreHer dance studio will have a kitchenette, a 2.5m fixed mirror and a bathroom with a green roof to blend in with the surroundings.

The couple live on a large estate near Kent, which has an orchard, outdoor swimming pool and summer cottage.

Who is Paul O’Grady?

Paul James O’Grady, MBE was born on June 14, 1955.

He is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio presenter.

Paul became nationally known when he appeared on stage and screen as his surrogate Lily Savage.

Since then, he has gone on to host many shows including The Paul O’Grady Show and Blind Date.

Paul O’Grady pays tribute to original dating host Cilla Black

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