Inside Alan Carr and Paul Drayton’s 13 year romance including wedding officiated by Adele

Alan Carr and his husband Paul Drayton have revealed that they've split, having enjoyed over 13 years together as a couple.

Chatty Man star Alan, 45, and his husband Paul, 46, dated for 10 years before tying the knot in 2018, but have now announced that they're going their separate ways.

A spokesperson for the couple broke the news in a statement through PA news agency, explaining that Alan and Paul's split was amicable and a joint decision.

"After 13 years as a couple and three years of marriage, Alan Carr and Paul Drayton would like to announce they are separating," the statement read.

It continued: "They have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go their separate ways. We request that their privacy is respected at this sensitive time."

As the pair call time on their relationship, we take a look through their incredible 13-year romance including Adele's role at their wedding…

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Alan and Paul, who has worked as an actor and party planner, began dating back in 2008 and dated for 10 years.

They got engaged in September 2016 during a trip to Indonesia, when Paul romantically popped to the question his long-term partner.

Paul hid the engagement ring in Alan's dessert during an evening out, and the comedian previously revealed that he mistook the ring for his filling when he bit into the sweet treat.

Speaking to The Sun, Alan hilariously recalled: "He asked me to marry him in Lombok… I went to the toilet and came out to eat dessert.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, a filling's come out, just my luck on holiday.' I pull it out and it's this ring, and then the man on the organ starts singing Can You Feel The Love Tonight?.

"Then the chef, all the staff came out, and the manager, and sang Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, but they didn't know the next lyric, so they just sang, 'Can you feel the love tonight? Can you feel the love tonight?' So it was my idea of hell! But of course I said yes."

The couple jetted off to Los Angeles in January 2018 and tied the knot in a quiet ceremony.

Alan, who has been friends with Adele for numerous years, had previously spoken of his desire for Adele to perform at his wedding, and she made his wishes comes true.

However, Adele wasn't quite content with just singing one of her ballads, and actually got ordained so she could officiate Alan and Paul's big day.

During an appearance on This Morning, Alan revealed: "She said I want to do your special day, let me do everything. So, she got ordained and she married us."

He emotionally added: "She is the kindest, most sweetest, loveliest person ever. She flew us to Vegas to see Celine Dion sing. She sang my first dance. It was the best day of my life."

Alan also revealed during another TV appearance that Adele had planned most of his and Paul's wedding.

The superstar singer also confirmed the news on Instagram shortly after the pair tied the knot, and shared a photograph of herself dressed in a series of white robes in front of a spectacular flower display.

Adele told her fans: "Seeing as the cat's out the bag. I married two of my best friends in January. You know me any excuse to dress up… @chattyman #LoveisLove", alongside a rainbow flag emoji.

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Throughout their relationship, Alan has also publicly supported Paul through his on-going battle with alcoholism.

The comedian has opened up about Paul's troubles occasionally, and after Paul shared a shocking photo of his black eye in August 2021, Alan told The Sun: "While I was away filming on location the past few weeks, Paul fell off the wagon and started drinking again.

"When I arrived back home from Wales, Paul was covered in scratches and bruises from a drinking binge. We are now working together to get the help he needs to get better which is our number one priority right now."

Back in 2016, Alan revealed that he partly blamed himself for Paul relapsing, saying: "To be honest, it was a tough year for my Paul last year. He had a few issues with alcohol, and a lot of the time that was because I was away so much. I was out there, working hard, earning the money, and I neglected my personal life, really, so I feel a little bit to blame for that."

Paul has now broken his silence and released a statement via Instagram regarding his and Alan's split.

The 46 year old posted a snap of a sunset with a red heart drawn painted on, and wrote: "It is with great sadness that I share the news that Alan and I have jointly decided to end our marriage.

This decision has been very difficult for us both and we part ways with great memories and continued love and friendship for each other as we go our separate ways."

Paul continued, explaining his own situation, writing: "As part of my own journey, I proactively checked myself into a rehabilitation facility at the turn of the new year in order to get the help and support I need during this challenging time.

"This was not an easy step to take, but I know it is the right one going forward. These last couple of years have been challenging to say the least, as they have been for so many others. But I remain deeply committed to my journey of sobriety and strength.

"We ask for privacy during this challenging time, but I thank you all for your kindness and support. Peace and love."

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