He may be gone, but Debbie McGee has proved she’s not forgotten her beloved husband Paul Daniels as she marks what would have been their 30th wedding anniversary with a sweet message.
The 59-year-old former Strictly Come Dancing star has previously spoken about her heartache at losing husband Paul, who died at home on March 17, 2016, and after jetting away on holiday last month on what would have been the second year anniversary of his death, Debbie has paid tribute to him.
She uploaded a loving throwback snap of them both on their wedding day to social media, which she captioned, “30 years ago today I married this amazing man. Still miss him every day” followed with a love heart emoji.
Debbie and Paul first met in 1989 at a London church hall when she attended rehearsals for his summer show to be held at Great Yarmouth. The pair crossed paths again for a summer show and then performed on London’s West End together. They went on to marry in Buckinghamshire on April 2, 1988.
They were married for 28 years before he died of a brain tumour.
Speaking about his relationship with Debbie, Paul previously said in an interview, “Debbie was a ballerina, but had to escape the revolution. She managed to get out, leaving behind money, clothes, everything. She returned here and auditioned for Bernard Delfont, the huge theatrical group – it was a cattle market in those days.
“I remember her sitting on a wall outside the rehearsal room, looking like the little mannequin drawing between the paragraphs of Playboy magazine. We got chatting.
“She had personality and life – and presence. We dated a little, but she was far too young. I said, ‘Those nasty people called journalists will shred you, call you a gold-digger. Find someone your own age’.”
Contrary to reports that she’s ready to find love again, Debbie admitted to Woman last month that she’s still finding things ‘tough’, “I hope I’m not on my own for the rest of my life, I hope in the future I meet somebody but at the moment it will be two years on Saturday since Paul died, this has been a tough period for me, I just take every day as it comes. I’ve got lots of friends and family supporting me.’