Fiona Wade, who plays Priya Kotecha in Emmerdale, has got married.
The actress and her significant other Simon Cotton have tied the knot, and the pair are looking forward to living together for the first time.
She said: “Simon is on tour until February so we’re still deciding where we’re going to live and then we’ll buy somewhere.”
Fiona admitted the ceremony was a huge hit with her co-stars.
She said: “Everyone was on the dancefloor until 1.30am. The Emmerdale lot didn’t leave the dancefloor.”
Simon admitted it was love at first sight when he first spotted the 40-year-old actress.
He said: “They say when you meet the person you’re meant to be with you know. I had started to give up on that ideal and then I met Fi.
“She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen.”
Speaking in a joint interview with OK! magazine, Fiona added: “It took me longer than Simon. I don’t fall into relationships easily, but I wanted to be really sure.
“Everything with Simon is just so easy. He’s also amazing with my mum, which is really important.”
Fiona previously admitted she was in “floods of tears” when Simon proposed to her at her family home in Hertfordshire, south east England.
She said: “The proposal was perfect. I was in floods of tears.
“It’s the home I grew up in and I still live there with my mum when I’m not filming. It’s the most special place in the world to me.”
Simon – who appeared on the hit soap briefly in August 2017 when he played Home Farm estate client Hugh Bryant – asked the soap star’s parents permission before popping the question because he wanted to follow the customs of the Bahá’í religion.
He said: “In the Bahá’í religion it’s important to ask permission from both parents. I asked her mum, who was very excited, and I also went to visit her dad’s grave to ask him, too…”
Fiona had her hen do a few weeks ago, before the countdown to the wedding began.
You can read the full interview with Fiona and Simon in OK! magazine, out now.
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