Love Island’s Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling ‘secretly MARRIED in intimate ceremony in Dublin last month’
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling have reportedly married in secret.
The couple are said to have tied the knot during a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall last month.
A source told The Sun: ‘Iain and Laura are so in love, they really wanted to get married as soon as possible.
Tied the knot: Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling have reportedly married in secret
‘Despite circumstances not being ideal, it was such a romantic day.
According to the publication, Laura’s half-brother Adam and Iain’s sister Kirsten acted as witnesses.
The ceremony was said to be intimate in accordance to Ireland’s level 5 guidelines which allowed only 25 guest to be present at the time.
MailOnline has contacted Laura and Iain’s representatives for comment.
The couple announced their engagement back in April, but Iain is thought to have proposed earlier this year.
According to The Sun, Iain got down on one knee in South Africa after they filmed the most recent series of Love Island and the couple told their families last month.
A family friend said: ‘They couldn’t be happier. We’re thrilled for them. He’d obviously thought about it for a while, as he designed the ring and yellow’s her favourite colour.’
The insider added that the couple’s wedding plans were on hold for the time being due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
They said: ‘Their wedding plans are on hold due to the lockdown but it’s lovely to have a wedding to come.’
However, it appears the pair had a change of heart and decided to tie the knot on November 11.
Laura and Iain met in 2016 but it wasn’t until the following summer that things turned romantic between them.
Appearing on the Chris Ramsey show, Iain said of their relationship: ‘I’ve got someone who’s like me, but much, much better.
‘And Laura’s got someone who’s like her, but much worse. I’ve done well out of it, but I’m dead happy because she’s lovely and stuff.’
Laura recently admitted that Iain procrastinated for so long in asking her for a date that she had to do it herself.
Appearing on JD’s In The Duffle Bag podcast, Laura recalled: ‘When we first met he didn’t even hit on me, he was too nervous to hit on me!
‘I think he was intimidated by me. I remember Iain was too scared to ask me out so in the end I had to ask him out.
‘He used to send me random messages, DM me and ask me about my dog. It took nine months but we got there! I was like “let’s just go for a drink”. I think I had to make the moves on him.’
Earlier this year, Laura and Iain also started working together, after Laura took over the role of Love Island host from her late friend Caroline Flack, who stepped down after her arrest following a row with boyfriend Lewis at her home.
In February, Caroline tragically took her own life, and Laura was praised for her professionalism and empathy as she continued to host the show and paid tribute to her late friend during the emotional finale.
Discussing their working dynamic on Loose Women, Iain joked: ‘She’s great isn’t she? I think she’s great. I love her, and there’s mortgage commitments that need to be considered. More because she’ll be coming to South Africa every now and then.
‘They take me a hot country and put me in a box. I could do it in my shed in my house, but why would I?’
Prior to dating Iain, Laura was linked to Paolo Nutini and Sunset Sons rocker Rory Williams, while she has been close to One Direction’s Niall Horan for years.
She split from Game of Thrones star Richard Madden back in 2016 after a short romance, and was also briefly linked to Leonardo DiCaprio after the 2016 BAFTA awards.