Match made in Kevin Kevin Kilbane marries TV star Brianne Delcourt
Romance that began on TV show sealed with a kiss
A thrilled Kevin Kilbane declared his love for new wife Brianne Delcourt as he announced his ‘marriage’ to the TV star yesterday in a sweet tweet that read: ‘We celebrated our proposed wedding day anyway... I love you’.
The former Republic of Ireland player, who had proposed to Brianne just days after the pair were voted off the hit ITV show Dancing On Ice last year, shared pictures of their special day on social media.
The couple appeared in a series of romantic black and white photographs depicting them kissing in their wedding outfits.
However, Brianne (39) revealed that she had been due to marry Kevin (43) in a big wedding in Ireland on Friday, but the coronavirus pandemic meant they had to cancel their plans.
Taking to Instagram, Brianne confirmed she had married Kevin, adding: ‘So, today was the day Kevin and I were supposed to be getting married in Ireland. ’09-04-2020 [September 4]. Damn you COVID… So we celebrated our way.’
They then posted photos of themselves toasting with champagne on what should have been a fun day packed with friends and family.
Former footballer Kevin, who played for the Republic of Ireland national team – has two daughters, 16-year-old Elsie and 14-year-old Isla, with his ex-wife Laura, who he split from in 2011 after 12 years of marriage.
Canadian skater Brianne, who has a daughter Gracie (three), has appeared on Dancing On Ice since 2010 but announced earlier this year she would not be taking part in next year’s series.
After meeting on the show the couple embarked on a whirlwind romance that saw them recently move into a beautiful new home.
Sharing a picture of herself, Kevin and her daughter, Brianne explained that they said ‘yes to the address’.
‘June 9 2020 we bought our Lake house,’ she wrote on Instagram.
They had also been planning their wedding in the teeth of the rising pandemic. Speaking in early March, the couple admitted that they were hoping to tie the knot in the west of Ireland.
However, due to the current global circumstances, the big day was a little bit different than they expected.
Instead, Brianne shared a stunning black and white picture of herself and Kevin sharing a kiss and while it was not possible to see her dress in the picture, it appears to have lace on both the front and the back.
The plunge back was complemented by an embellished waistband and a long veil. Posing in front of a scenic sea backdrop, Brianne’s veil fluttered in the wind as footballer Kevin, who looked dapper in a tuxedo and bow tie, kissed her on the lips.
Brianne and Kevin first met in October when they were partnered on Dancing On Ice, and they have been in a relationship since December.
The couple then got engaged just two months later after being eliminated from the show, with Kevin popping the question at a steakhouse in London.
Discussing the reaction over their whirlwind romance and engagement, Brianne reflected, “We wake up every day and say how blessed we feel.
“I feel like I have known Kevin forever. I wish I had met him 20 years ago.”