Is Fred Sirieix married?
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Is Fred Sirieix married and does he have children?

He returns in Gordon, Gino & Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa on ITV

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Fred Sirieix is a real-life Cupid on First Dates Hotel.

But as he helps others find love on TV, fans have often wondered about his personal life.

The 48-year-old is back on our screens this Wednesday (December 16 2020) at 9pm on ITV in Gordon, Gino & Fred: Desperately Seeking Christmas.

But who is the famous Maître D’ and does he have children?

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Fred Sirieix is best known as the First Dates Maître D’ (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Is Fred Sirieix married?

The star was in a relationship with the mother of his two children, Alex,for  12 years.

However, the couple never married.

In 2016, Fred revealed he has never been married to anyone before.

He is currently engaged to his new partner.

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Who is Fred Sirieix’s fiancée?

Although he has shared pictures of his fiancee on social media, he hasn’t revealed her name.

Instead, he affectionately refers to her using the nickname Fruitcake.

The star confirmed they were in a relationship back in January 2018.

He then popped the question just over two years later in March 2020 and announced the news via Instagram.

Sharing a picture showing only half of her face, he told his followers: “Fruitcake said yes.”

Fred’s First Dates co-star Cici Coleman was one of the first people to congratulate the couple.

Commenting on the picture, she wrote: “Awww Fred!!!!! So so happy for you both.”

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When is Fred Sirieix’s wedding?

Fred has discussed his plans for the big day.

However, the ceremony will probably need to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During an interview with the Sun Online, he revealed that he and Fruitcake were hoping for a destination wedding.

Confirming his engagement, he said: “We are delighted.

“As soon as all this is over we are off to Negril [Jamaica] for a party on the beach.”

While the big day may be a way off yet, the couple’s relationship isn’t short of romance.

Revealing how they spend date nights, he said: “Occasionally, I’ll go for a little wine and some tapas with my partner, who I like to call Fruitcake.”

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Fred Sirieix is set to get married to his fiancée known only as Fruitcake (Credit: Channel 4)

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What is Fred Sirieix doing for his stag do?

Speaking exclusively to ED! this month, Fred’s pal Gino D’Acampo said his stag would be a boozy one.

The Family Fortunes host revealed he is organising the party, while their mate Gordon Ramsay is sorting the food.

He joked: “I’ll tell you about my plan. The day after, nobody remembers anything so no one like you can ask us any questions.

“The secret of a good stag night is no one remembers anything the day after.”

Does Fred Sirieix have children?

Fred has two children from a previous relationship, 16-year-old Andrea and 11-year-old Lucien.

His daughter Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix is a diver aiming for Olympic glory.

Last week, she won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2020.

She beat tough competition from footballer Jude Bellingham and Paralympic skier Neil Simpson in the running for the title.

Andrea was announced as the winner on Blue Peter on Thursday December 10 2020.

She will also take part in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year live show on 20 December on BBC One.

During an interview with Closer magazine, Fred opened up about the joys of fatherhood.

He said: “Happiness is hearing your kids tell you that they love you.

“Having dinner with friends and enjoying it with a nice bottle of wine. These are the things that really nice ways of achieving joie de vivre.”

Gordon, Gino & Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa follows the trio on a journey to Lapland (Credit: ITV)

When is First Dates back on C4?

Fred and the gang will return for First Dates at Christmas.

It will air on Channel 4 on Wednesday December 23 2020 at 9pm.

A new teen version of the popular dating show will also air on E4 next year.

It follows a bunch of teenagers looking for love by going on their first-ever dates.

Gordon, Gino & Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa

Gordon, Gino and Fred return on ITV at 9pm on Wednesday December 16 2020.

The trio head to the ultimate winter wonderland destination of Lapland.

After last year’s trip to the unlikely festive destination of Morocco, Gordon is determined to celebrate Christmas properly.

Gino D’Acampo has a letter he wants to hand deliver to Santa from his daughter Mia.

Fred is keen to witness the once-in-a-lifetime wonder of the Northern Lights.

Meanwhile, Gordon is eager that they all encounter the culinary delights of the country.

Gordon, Gino & Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa airs in ITV at 9pm on Wednesday December 16 2020.

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