Blue's Lee Ryan weds partner Verity Paris in secret
"I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life because of the wonderful family life I now have."
Huge congratulations are in order for Lee Ryan who has tied the knot with his partner Verity Paris.
The former Blue star married Verity, who appeared on the X Factor, at a private ceremony in Gibraltar last week.
The couple have been together for two years and the wedding comes a year after they welcomed their first child - a daughter - together. They currently live in the Costa Del Sol in Spain.
Lee shared details of his wedding with The Sun.
He told the publication: "I met someone finally who loves and supports me in everything I do.
"Verity is a beautiful, strong and loving woman who I treasure, and I’m a lucky man to have such a wonderful mother for my child, and now wife in her.
"I’ve never been more calm and grounded and I have Verity to thank for that. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life because of the wonderful family life I now have."
Last year, Lee spoke to Hello! about why they chose to relocate to Spain.
He told the magazine that they have a "better quality of life there".
Lee also gave an insight into his family life, saying: "We sit in the hot tub on our roof terrace, singing at the top of our voices. I don't know what the neighbours make of it. I can't wait to teach this little baby how to sing and play the piano and saxophone."
As well as his baby daughter, Lee is the father to 13-year-old Bluebell, who he shares with his former partner Jessica Keevil, and his son, 12-year-old Ryan, who he shares with his other former partner Samantha Miller.
Lee and Verity have kept their daughter's name private.