TV host, author, comedian and actor Stephen Fry recently announced plans to marry his partner, fellow comedian Elliott Spencer.
The announcement came via a tweet yesterday, in which Fry called it a “cat out of the bag”.
Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I’m very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 6, 2015
The couple, who started dating in November 2013, made the formal application to marry on December 23 and have both taken to Twitter to thank their followers for the positive messages of support.
Thank you for all the lovely messages :) x x x
— Elliott G Spencer (@ElliottGSpencer) January 6, 2015
However, some have focused on the the 30-year age difference between the couple, especially UK tabloid outlets.
— The Sun (@TheSunNewspaper) January 6, 2015
Does a significant age difference in a relationship matter?