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Matt Lucas and Partner Kevin McGee Seek a Divorce

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Little Britain star Matt Lucas, who entered into a civil partnership with his partner Kevin McGee in a star-studded ceremony in London in 2006.

Lb2According to The Daily Mail, "TV producer McGee, 31, will be entitled to a large slice of Lucas’s fortune, which has prompted the comic to employ Mishcon de Reya, the same solicitor used by Heather
Mills in her divorce from Paul McCartney, and by Princess Diana. The reason for the split is not known, but a spokesman said it was 'amicable'. They have not been seen in public together since they went for dinner at celebrity haunt Scott’s in Mayfair on Valentine’s Day. The couple had discussed the possibility of adopting children."

Their reps, Mishcon de Reya and Withers LLP, released a statement: "It is with sadness that Matt and Kevin announce that their relationship has come to an end. Their separation is amicable. They ask the press to respect their privacy at this time and to exercise restraint in any reporting of this matter."

The couple had been together for 3 years before marrying and own a £1.5m home in St John’s Wood. Lucas and McGee are the most high-profile same-sex couple to seek a divorce since civil partnerships began in the UK.

For you Little Britain fans, I've included a clip AFTER THE JUMP of the opening tease of a documentary that was run on BBC2 and 3 about "the real Little Britain" and citizens upon which some of the characters were based.

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  1. I didn't realize that the guy from Little Britain married Nancy Grace.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jun 18, 2008 8:38:28 AM


  2. Nancy Grace? I was thinking CoJo (or what ever that thing is that appears on 'Entertainment Tonight') Same difference.

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 18, 2008 8:42:32 AM


  3. Blimey, that was quick.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jun 18, 2008 8:52:11 AM


  4. Sorry fellas, not buying the PR; "amicable" and "same solicitor used by Heather Mills" just do not compute. Well, equal rights in marriage does mean the equal right to screw it up... too bad.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Jun 18, 2008 9:36:49 AM


  5. I'm thinking he could have avoided getting a divorce if he got a haircut instead.

    Posted by: tjc | Jun 18, 2008 10:23:36 AM


  6. Damn, here we go with the hair again. What is so wrong with long hair?? Does everyone have to go around looking like a Q-BALL? Is that what you think TJC? HONESTLY!

    Posted by: SONNIE | Jun 18, 2008 11:24:24 AM


  7. Surely they are getting a 'divorce' as they are only 'married'.

    Posted by: Peter Rivendell | Jun 18, 2008 11:43:55 AM


  8. SONNIE-wonie-oh-so-true, I LOVE long hair on a man, be it dreads or a scraggley mane. I do not, however, love my boyfriend's mother's "salon day" hairdo on a man. Not. Sexy.

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 18, 2008 12:50:09 PM


  9. And what makes anyone believe that the divorce rate for gays will be any less different than straights?

    Posted by: jeffreychrist | Jun 18, 2008 1:22:44 PM


  10. They are both FABULOUS for giving marriage a shot! BRAVA!!

    Posted by: Ty | Jun 18, 2008 4:56:59 PM


  11. Of course relationships end, and there's not special about gay civil partnerships ending. Sad tho' that a relationship that had lasted three years prior, survived less when they were partnered in law. Reminds me how years ago, some heterosexual acquaintances of my father had lived in sin for almost 20 years, when they got married, their lives turned into 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and they divorced after a few years... the marital state seems to do funny things to couples. But it does suggest to me that the same-sex marriage pre-nup will be a feature of lesbian and gay celeb civil partnership.

    BTW, I thought Heather Mills had defended herself in court as she had a run-in with her solicitor/lawyer?

    Posted by: SeanR | Jun 19, 2008 5:07:29 AM


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