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Love Hugh Alan Hughes says marriage is still 'wonderful' on 10th anniversary with husband

Alan and his husband Karl are celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary today.


Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick

Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick

Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick

Ireland AM’s Alan Hughes has said that married life with husband Karl Broderick is still “wonderful” after a decade.

The pair are celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary today, which also happens to be the date that they met for the first time 28 years ago.

Reflecting on their time together, Alan told RSVP Live that life with Karl has been “amazing.”

He said: “Married for 10 years and together for 28 years, we met on the 30th of September and we got married on the 30th of September so we'll always remember!

“It's been wonderful. Things have changed so much in 28 years for us but it's been amazing.

“I can't believe it's been 10 years since the big day we had in the Mansion House with all our friends and family.”

The television presenter said that the key to a happy marriage for him and Karl is making each other laugh.

“Having a laugh and trying to keep a positive spin on things makes all the difference,” said Alan.


Karl Broderick and Alan Hughes

Karl Broderick and Alan Hughes

Karl Broderick and Alan Hughes

“And we've been through so much stuff over the years but I just think sometimes trying to keep the positive side of it and trying to make each other laugh and have a bit of fun.”

But despite their almost 30-year relationship, Karl and Alan have no plans to have children of their own.

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Alan continued: “Luckily we both had that mind frame on it that neither of us wanted kids. We love our nieces and nephews but it wasn't for us.

“We've imagined if we had them, but there's all the adoption thing and there's still an awful lot of stuff around gay people adopting kids. When we met it was still illegal to be gay, like imagine trying to adopt kids then. It was a totally different time.

“I suppose if we met now, when things are much easier, it might be different but it was a very difficult time to adopt kids years ago.”

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