"I never wanted to get married"
Paul Sinha has opened up on his unconventional marriage proposal to his husband Olly Levy.
The Chase star has been with Olly since 2017 and they got married in 2019.
However, ‘The Sinnerman’ admitted that he was not always keen on marriage.
Joining Martin Kemp, Tommy Fury and Vernon Kay on Loose Men, Paul and the panel discussed masculinity and marriage.
Contributing to the topic of marriage, Paul said:
“I never wanted to get married, and I don’t think Olly ever wanted to get married, and then one family Christmas 2018, I got drunk, and I started looking around at my family and realised Oliver, who gets on so well with my nephew and niece, was very much part of the family.”
At that moment, he knew he wanted to marry Olly.
Paul revealed the truth behind his proposal, explaining that he asked his partner to marry him with a £20 ring from Topshop.
He said he wanted to save the money that would normally be spent on a fancy ring and put it toward the wedding.
Although Paul liked the idea of “throwing a really massive party”, he said marriage had never occurred to him “before that Christmas”.
He added: “Everyone deserves their moment in the sun and their moment of happiness.”
Reflecting back on the moment, Paul Sinha said:
“You look at someone, and you go, ‘You’re never going to be happier than you are with that one person’ and you think, ‘Why not make it official?'”
He proposed a week later in Rome, saying:
“The ring, thoroughly recommend it, [was from] Topshop. £20 from Topshop.
“The one thing I knew he wouldn’t value was an expensive ring; that’s not what drives the relationship.
“It’s companionship and love and having fun, it’s not the value of jewellery.”
“So I didn’t want to spend any money on the ring. It’s more money I can spend on the wedding.”
Also on the show, he spoke about his battle with Parkinson’s and how things will only get more difficult for him.
“I have Parkinson’s. It is a tough call, and it will get tougher for me.
“In the years that I have ahead of me, I want to do my best to show that it doesn’t have to ruin your quality of life, and that you can fight against the stereotypes others have of you.”