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Lorraine Kelly’s marriage to a rarely seen husband – a “tiny” wedding with haunting tragedy

Steve Smith was Lorraine Kelly’s cameraman on television, and from the moment she saw him, the reporter knew he was the one.

“He went into the TV office 28 years ago, where I worked as a reporter and he was part of the crew, and I thought, ‘That’s enough, I’ve got that'” Lorraine – turning 61 today – said Wife and Home and gave to have seduced him on a work trip.

“We were friends for a good year, then it all happened pretty quickly when we had to do a shoot in Glencoe. We were in a tiny hotel in the middle of nowhere and I got him incredibly drunk on tequila before I did mine I remember jumping on him like a ninja and he had absolutely no defense! “

They tied the knot in 1992 on what Lorraine called a “real hand-knit affair” and revealed that she made the invitations and used a local taxi company for the wedding cars.

Lorriane Kelly and Steve Smith tied the knot in Scotland in September 1992

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The bride walked down the aisle at Mains Castle in Dundee to the historic Bonnie Dundee song in front of 60 family members and friends before her boyfriend Alan Bette sang Midler’s Wind Beneath my Wings for her first dance.

“It was such a small wedding, it was small. It was very traditional, “she once told YOU magazine.

Lorraine wore a stunning, large-sleeved Princess Diana-style gown that she found on the store but admitted it was the only thing she regretted on her big day.

“The boys all looked fabulous in their kilts, then I was in that awful big puffed-sleeved act,” she told Woman and Home.

Lorraine knew from the moment she met him that Steve was the one

Lorraine knew from the moment she met him that Steve was the one

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“I remember going to a wedding fair with my best friend and I’m not kidding. I tried one on in sales and thought, ‘It fits, it’s cheap, and it’s beautiful’ – and I have it there and then bought. Big mistake. “

At first, Lorraine commuted from Steve’s Dundee home to London every week, but after landing a gig on GMTV, they moved to rural Berkshire.

In 1993 they bought an 18th century cottage in Cookham Dean, Berkshire for £ 270,000, and their daughter Rosie arrived a year later.

Lorraine and Steve welcomed daughter Rosie in 1994

Lorraine and Steve welcomed daughter Rosie in 1994

But in 2001 the family suffered an excruciating heartbreak while trying to enlarge their brood.

A pregnant Lorraine was on vacation in Oban on the west coast of Scotland when she was awakened by severe pain and bleeding.

“I had a sharp pain in my right side and the next morning I woke up at 4 a.m. feeling terrible,” she previously told YOU Magazine. “I was bleeding and it was obvious that something was wrong.”

Steve took her to the Dundee hospital, where, despite her fears, a scan found the baby still had a heartbeat.

“I cried with relief, but the good news didn’t last,” she continued.

Later that night, however, the bleeding resumed and Lorraine was taken back to the hospital in an ambulance with the devastating news that she had miscarried eight weeks later.

“My fears were confirmed in the hospital. I had a miscarriage in just over two months. I was devastated and questioning everything and wondering if I could have done something different, “she added.

But as the journalist worked through her own grief, she also became concerned about the impact the tragedy had on her husband.

“It was a really difficult time and I think so, of course we should definitely sympathize with the women who are going through this, but no one asked about Steve,” she said on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast.

“Nobody ever said how are you? The only people who made it fun enough were friends who experienced it for themselves, and unfortunately, as we know, far too many people experience it.

Lorraine and Steve lived in Scotland for years, and Lorraine commuted to London on a weekly basis

Lorraine and Steve lived in Scotland for years, and Lorraine commuted to London on a weekly basis

“I think we have to be a little more considerate towards everyone and not only towards partners, but also towards extended families.”

And earlier this year, she revealed that the trauma is something that haunts her to this day, tweeting, “It’s an experience my husband and I only had once, but it never leaves you.”

When Rosie was about to start high school, the family moved to Scotland, where they lived first in Perthshire and later in Dundee.

With regular flights from Dundee to London, Lorraine could be in the English capital in two hours, but time apart from Steve was still hard to come by.

With her own chat show Lorraine at ITV and Rosie now based in Singapore, the couple moved back to Buckinghamshire in 2017 and enjoyed every second of their newfound time together.

“Steve and I are entering a new phase in our relationship,” she said.

“I’ve been traveling to London from our home in Dundee to do my show for years and it was not only exhausting, we really missed each other. So we decided to move to Buckinghamshire and we finally have more time together . “


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