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”It is with sadness that Matt and Kevin announce that their relationship has come to an end…. Their separation is amicable.”
Portion of a joint statement released by comedian Matt Lucas and long-time partner Kevin McGee. Lucas is best known for his work on the TV show ‘Little Britain’ where he portrays many characters including the unflattering gay stereotype known as Daffyd Thomas, ‘The Only Gay In the Village.’ The TimesOnline quotes Lucas before their legal union as saying, ”We are very much in love, but also it’s important that gay couples have the same rights as straight couples.” It is said that the divorce equivalent of a civil union is called a ”dissolution order.” (Times Online)
”There have been arguments and things said and after a while it has become draining and upsetting. It has been enormously painful for them both to admit they are better off apart…. Kevin also made noises about the amount of time he was spending at work with David (Walliams). They concluded that their lives have grown apart and that they have just fallen out of love… Matt is really concerned because it does not do much for the image of gay civil partnerships. But he thinks that you can’t live in a loveless marriage and if it’s over, then it’s over.”
An unnamed friend speaking to This Is London Magazine about television comedy star Matt Lucas who is breaking up with his partner, Kevin McGee, who he shared a legal civil union with just a year and a half ago. Lucas is reported to be worth 15 million British pounds. (ThisIsLondon.co.uk)
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