Comedian Johnny Vegas marries girlfriend Maia Dunphy in Spain

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Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:16 AM on 31st March 2011

Comedian Johnny Vegas has reportedly married his girlfriend of two years, Maia Dunphy, in a small ceremony in Spain.

The 39-year-old – who starred in ITV1′s hit sitcom Benidorm – is said to have tied the knot with 34-year-old Maia, a PR consultant, in front of 120 guests at a country estate outside Seville.

And according to the Mirror Maia invited her own priest from her native Dublin to preside over the ceremony.

Happy couple: Johnny Vegas and Maia Dunphy, a PR consultant, have been together for two years

Happy couple: Johnny Vegas and Maia Dunphy, a PR consultant, have been together for two years

The couple, who have been dating for two years, have rarely been seen in public together but Johnny has previously said she is his ‘soulmate’ and he ‘loves her to bits’

A source close to the couple told the paper that the wedding was ‘beautiful and very romantic’, and added that  the bride looked ‘stunning’.

‘Johnny is clearly besotted with her and they never stop smiling when they’re together. It was very touching,’ the insider said.

Sitcom star: Johnny is well-known for his role as 'The Oracle' in ITV1's Benidorm, whcih he played for two years

Sitcom star: Johnny is well-known for his role as ‘The Oracle’ in ITV1′s Benidorm, whcih he played for two years

The paper also reported that guests were treated to a traditional Mediterranean menu including gazpacho, cured meats and salad, before dancing to the comedian’s favourite songs, which were played on his iPod.

A spokesman for the comedian told MailOnline that they had no further comment to make over reports of the wedding.

Johnny, who was born Michael Pennington in St Helens’, Merseyside, was previously married to Kitty Donnelly, although the union lasted just 13 months.

The couple, who divorced in 2008, have a 7-year-old son, Michael, together.

Previous wedding: Johnny married his first wife Kitty Donnelly in 2002 but they split up just 13 months later

Previous wedding: Johnny married his first wife Kitty Donnelly in 2002 but they split up just 13 months later

The acrimonious split saw divorce papers filed by Johnny claiming
that Kitty was ‘aggressive and abusive’ and that her drinking was
problematic.

The pair wed in San Francisco in July 2002 after a whirlwind romance, but they separated just 13 months later.

Kitty denied the allegations, saying: ‘My behaviour has never been drunken and neither
has Johnny’s. The divorce was not my fault. It wasn’t
anybody’s fault.

‘But we hadn’t known each other very long when we got
married and I just think it happened too quickly.’

 

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