Congratulations to Suranne Jones, who has reportedly married her partner in a secret, low-key ceremony in London. The TV star wed magazine editor Laurence Akers at Islington Town Hall in front of a small gathering of witnesses, according to the Sun. "The nuptials were very hastily arranged with nothing too fancy," a source confirmed. "But it was intimate and romantic and both the bride and groom were very happy."
It has been a whirlwind romance for 36-year-old Suranne and Laurence, who is ten years her senior. The happy couple met last year, and got engaged after just six weeks together.
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Suranne Jones and Laurence Akers have reportedly married in a low-key ceremony
Their surprise engagement came a few months after the Scott & Bailey star spoke openly about looking for love. "I'm still single. You don't want to be single forever," she said. "But also, once you have your own life, your partner has to be someone very special because life is so busy. If that person isn't right for you, don't settle for second best."
Prior to meeting Laurence, Suranne was in a relationship with half-Italian plumber Lorenzo Giove. The couple started dating in 2006, before deciding to go their separate ways in 2009.
Speaking shortly after their split, the in-demand actress joked to the Independent: "He never did fix the bathroom! No, we're still friends. We'd known each other for ten years and that friendship became a relationship, then became a friendship again. I work a lot, I work away a lot. It's just me and the dog now."
In the past, Suranne has also dated fellow actors Jonathan Wrather – who played Coronation Street's Joe Carter – and Marc Bannerman, who is best known for his role as Gianni Di Marco in EastEnders.