Stephen Gately and Andy CowlesFormer Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has married “again” with his gay partner Andy Cowles in a private civil partnership ceremony in London.

The couple already tied their knots 3 years ago in Vegas but decided to have a proper ceremony in London with the recently introduced civil partnership legislation in UK.

The ceremony was attended by former Boyzone stars Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch, but Boyzone’s ex-manager Louis Walsh was unable to attend because of illness. Wonder why their lead singer Ronan Keating was not there joining the celebration..

This is the 2nd high profile celebrity gay marriage in England after Sir Elton John since the recent law change that grants gay partners to enjoy the rights afforded to a married couple in the UK.

Elton John was said to be attending the ceremony but didn’t present.

Boyzone was one of the most popular boyband in UK with numerous #1 hits, they split up when Ronan Keating quit in 1999.

Stephen Gately released several solo singles since then but not highly successful. He is currently pursuing an acting career.


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