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Gogglebox star Lee sends sweetest message to partner Steve for very special reason

The pair have been together for 26 years 

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
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Gogglebox star Lee has been in a relationship with his partner Steve for 26 years, but the pair look like they are more loved up than ever as they celebrated Steve's 55th birthday!

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Lee shared a post of the pair holding giant '55' balloons, and wrote: "Happy birthday to the better half at least [you're] here to celebrate it together." 

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He accompanied the post with a kiss and love heart emoji. Steve replied: "Despite been bloody cold I’m loving every minute been together on my special day thank you for spoiling me, love you." Naturally fans were delighted with the sweet insight into his relationship, with one writing: "Happy birthday Steve so glad you're with Lee. Have a fab day the pair of you." 

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A very happy birthday to Steve!

The pair were separated during the lockdown in March as Steve resides in Cyprus, but were thankfully reunited in August when Lee went to visit him on holiday. Sharing a photo of them on holiday in Cyprus, Steve wrote: "Never tire of this peaceful and chilled idyllic hideaway thanks for a fabulous time Lee Riley, safe journey back to Blighty." 

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He sweetly added: "Love you to the moon and back #vounikinghotelandrestaurant #cyprus2020 #gogglebox #series16." In May, he shared a photo of the pair smiling in a restaurant, writing: "Our last snap together before lockdown. Hope you can get out of England soon and come home. It’s been far too long." 

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Jenny and Lee have been isolating together while filming Gogglebox

The pair were also forced to part ways as Lee self-isolated with Jenny to film the Channel 4 series ahead of its return in September. However, after they finished filming, Steve paid a visit to Hull.

Sharing a photo of himself with Jenny and Lee from Jenny's caravan, he wrote: "From sunny Cyprus to wet and miserable Hull. Very happy to be reunited with my better half and so good to see my dear friend Jenny #fridayfilming #gogglebox #happydays #holidays." 

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