EastEnders star Michelle Collins married her toy lover Mike Davidson at Islington City Hall on Wednesday.
The 60-year-old soap star, best known for playing Cindy Beale, looked incredible in a white jumpsuit as she said ‘I do’ to her long-term love, before kissing outside in the street. while holding a glass of champagne.
The happy couple were covered in confetti as they walked out of town hall, with Michelle wearing a wreath on her head. Mike reflects her style in a white coat, which he wears over a black shirt and trousers.
EastEnders star Michelle Collins is married! Actress Cindy Beale, 60, wore a white jumpsuit to tie the knot with toy boy Mike Davidson, 38, at Islington City Hall on Wednesday
All white: Michelle, famous for her role as Cindy Beale, looked incredible in a white jumpsuit as she said ‘I do’ to her long-term love, before kissing outside in the street in while holding a glass of champagne
The couple left to start their married life in a classic white convertible decorated with ribbons.
Michelle’s former co-star Adam Woodyatt, who played Cindy’s ex-husband on EastEnders, was also present but looked rather casual in blue pants and a striped shirt.
The characters of this couple are quite funny on EastEnders. Cindy famously died giving birth while in prison.
She was arrested after being arrested for hiring an assassin to kill Ian when he said he would take her to court for custody of their children, in a story that aired in 1998.
Long-lasting love: Michelle revealed on social media in April that Mike asked the question while hiking Temescal Canyon in Los Angeles – a decade after the pair first met
Familiar face: Michelle’s former co-star Adam Woodyatt, who plays Cindy’s ex-husband on EastEnders, was also present but looked rather casual in blue pants, a striped shirt and sneakers
Also present today is Lord Michael Cashman – who is better known for his political career than his acting skills these days.
He found fame on EastEnders 36 years ago as Colin Russell.
The former Labor MEP appeared on the show for three years from 1986 and made headlines the following year when his character shared his first gay kiss on a British soap opera.
The star used the platform EastEnders provided him to raise awareness of LGBT rights, founding the charity Stonewall in 1989. He was the MEP for the West Midlands from 1999 until 2014, when he was appointed to the House of Lords.
Soap star Michelle confirmed her engagement to Mike in April by sharing an image from a friend’s account on her Instagram Stories.
The snapshot shows the screen star sipping champagne with the caption: ‘Bride becomes @michellecollins.’
Now, she’s told their friends that they no longer see a reason to wait to get married like they’ve been dating for a decade, according to The Sun.
A source said she told friends: ‘We know it’s a late announcement, but we’ve been together for 10 years and what’s the point of waiting.
‘We think life is too short and we want to meet all our friends and celebrate.’
It is claimed that after the ceremony, guests will be treated to a separate bar in North London, which features a pub with Venetian chandeliers and a heated terrace.
Michelle revealed on social media in April that Mike raised the question while hiking Temescal Canyon in Los Angeles – a decade after the pair first met.
She told her Instagram followers: ‘So this happened in #la, he got down on his knees with his knees bent while we were at the top of #temescalcanyon basically without anyone else around us.
‘It’s #beautfiul and I’m #happy #10 years now around the time I think (sic). “
Previously, the actress was criticized by critics for the 22-year age gap between the duo and felt disappointed when she was labeled a ‘cougar’.
Michelle – who has also appeared in Coronation Street and Doctor Who – said in 2018: ‘Mike is 22 years younger than me and I’m seen as a predator. It drove me crazy. People call him my toy beau. He’s almost 35 years old, for God’s sake.
‘The other day, he turned to me and said, ‘Surely I’m not your toy anymore, am I? ‘
‘I laugh about it now but it’s so upsetting. And I hate that word cougar. I can not stand it. I found it really embarrassing. The cougar is a predator that travels around in search of young meat. I’m definitely not like that. ‘
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