‘We’ve fought so many years for this’: Made In Chelsea’s Ollie Locke left disappointed as his dream wedding venue refuses to host gay nuptials
Ollie Locke revealed he was turned away from his dream wedding venue as it refuses to host gay nuptials.
On Monday’s Made In Chelsea, the reality star, 33, who is set to tie the knot to his fiancé Gareth in the coming months, admitted he was left ‘upset’ at the decision as he declared: ‘We’ve obviously fought for so many years for all of this.’
Although same-sex marriage is legal in all parts of the United Kingdom, gay unions are currently not permitted in the Church of England.
Disappointing: Ollie Locke revealed he was turned away from his dream wedding venue as it refuses to host gay nuptials during Monday’s Made In Chelsea (pictured with his fiancé Gareth)
During a conversation with co-star Sophie Hermann, the businessman said: ‘We had this idea of getting married in this beautiful church.
‘We found this beautiful church and like going through the process of actually having a wedding there how are we going to do it and then we found out that basically we can’t actually get married there. They don’t do gay marriages.
‘Obviously I must admit that was the most upset I’d been for a long time because it kind of, we’ve obviously fought for so many years for all of this, and we’re so delighted that it’s now a legal situation that we are allowed to get married and we wanted to celebrate that.
‘We’ve obviously fought for so many years for this’: The reality star, 33, who is set to tie the knot to the commercial director in the coming months, admitted he was left ‘upset’ at the decision
Details: The businessman updated viewers about the status of his wedding planning during a conversation with co-star Sophie Hermann (pictured)
Unfortunate: The media personality also revealed he and Gareth have been forced to rule of some of their initial honeymoon options as some countries are still against homosexuality
‘Wherever you decide to do it, it will be special and memorable’: Viewers expressed their frustration at the church’s choice
‘That was the hardest situation!’ The TV star confirmed the news was true in a tweet uploaded after the show
‘For someone to literally turn around and say, ”you can’t I’m afraid, we’ll give you a blessing”.’
The media personality also revealed he and the commercial director have been forced to rule of some of their initial honeymoon options as some countries – such as Sri Lanka, Guyana and Malaysia – are still against homosexuality.
Viewers expressed their frustration at Ollie’s news, with Twitter users penning: ‘I was really shocked at the things they said about not being excepted that’s wrong and so sad.
‘it’s 2020 FFS. Just give it time, Ollie it’ll all go just as you planned right from the very start. Trust.
‘It breaks my heart’: Earlier this year, Ollie lamented the fact his own mother (pictured centre) would have to wear a face mask at his nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic
‘Poor Ollie & Gareth – wherever you decide to do it, it will be special and memorable and all about you two and no one else.
‘whattt this is so so wrong we are all one why are people in this day and age not recognising this. I am truly sorry for you both xx.’ (sic)
Earlier this year, Ollie lamented the fact his own mother would have to wear a face mask at his nuptials amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In September 2018, the Southampton native took to Instagram to share an announcement from The Times revealing he was set to tie the knot to ‘someone who makes me smile like this every day!’
Loved-up: The couple have known each other for over a decade and got engaged in September 2018 (pictured in 2019)