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Cerys Matthews marries manager

Cerys Matthews has married her manager boyfriend Steve Abbott.

The former Catatonia singer and I'm A Celebrity contestant exchanged vows in a ceremony in both Welsh and English at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel in Cardiff at the weekend, wearing a medieval gown and surrounded by family and friends, The Western Mail reports.

The 41-year-old BBC 6 Music presenter and her new husband were then taken by horse-drawn carriage with her children from her first marriage seven-year-old daughter Glenys and five-year-old son Johnny and her one-year-old son with Steve, called Red, to their reception at comedy venue Glee Club in Cardiff Bay.

Steve said ahead of the wedding: "We are not traditionalists but we decided to go for a traditional service and then we wanted everyone to enjoy themselves at an intimate venue. There won't be a sit-down meal but the guests will eat fresh, organic food.

"We chose the chapel as it's one which Cerys' family go to and her mum was baptised there."

The couple spent their wedding night at a Cardiff hotel and spent their first day as man and wife watching Bath City play Luton Town as Cerys was sponsoring the football match. They will honeymoon in Africa.

Cerys married her first husband, Nashville musician Seth Riddle and father to Glenys and Johnny, at a Welsh chapel in Trefin, near Fishguard, in 2003.

After they divorced, she dated former EastEnders actor Marc Bannerman, whom she met in the Australian jungle when they both appeared on I'm A Celebrity.

In February 2009, she revealed she was dating manager Steve and in November 2009 she gave birth to Red, who was eight weeks premature.

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