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Stephen Fry's husband addresses 30-year age gap

FEW famous marriages have garnered quite so much public adoration as that of Stephen Fry's recent nuptials to Elliott Spencer - a meticulously planned event that saw the actor deliberately leak false information to the press to throw them off the trail.

During his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday, Fry, 57, said he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with the 27-year-old writer almost as soon as they met.

Now, Spencer has spoken for the first time about his romance with Fry, and the disapproval that surrounds their 30-year age gap.

"I don't care what people think," he said. "Stephen is the love of my life, the light of my life."

What really makes their relationship work, he says, isn't aesthetics, financial status or fame, but something far simpler.

"We laugh all the time," he continued. "Humour is the binding thing in our life. I think that's what brought us together.

"It's been incredible. We met at a house party three years ago after we were introduced by friends. The rest is history."

According to The Mirror, the writer intends to take a break from comedy to focus on married life and his photography.

"I'm just really happy and enjoying being married," he said. "It's all been really exciting and new. I'm not really doing anything else.

"I'm focusing on photography now rather than comedy, and being creative. I'm hoping to hold an exhibition so Stephen and all our friends can see my work."

Elliott and Fry made their first public appearance as a married couple at the pre-Bafta's party on Saturday.


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