McCutcheon marries 'best friend'
12:47am Monday 24th September 2012 in © Press Association 2014
Martine McCutcheon enjoys her Perfect Moment as she marries in one of the world's most romantic spots.
The 36-year-old actress and singer tied the knot with Jack McManus on the shores of Italy's Lake Como and told Hello! magazine she had married her "best friend".
Martine, known for her roles as Tiffany in EastEnders and in stage hit My Fair Lady, wore a vintage-style lace wedding gown by leading bridal fashion house Pronovias to walk down the aisle.
The groom arrived at the ceremony, held just over a week ago, in a speedboat which featured in the film Ocean's 12.
Ex-EastEnder Martine - who had a number one hit with Perfect Moment - told the magazine she had never felt happier.
"We are best friends as well as lovers and totally supportive of one another," she said. "We feel that we can conquer anything the world throws at us as long as we have each other, and that's a rare thing.
"In a world where everything is so disposable, isn't it lovely to do something that has that optimism of 'yes, we're going to last the distance'."
And Martine said her mother Jenny was delighted with her new son-in-law.
"Mum adores Jack and could not wait for him to become my husband," she said. "Mum said for ages that Jack was The One. She said she's never seen me so calm or content and told me: 'You're so lucky to have found what you've found, so don't muck it up.'."
Jack, 28, said: "I had a tear in my eye pretty much all the way through the ceremony. I am blessed with so many amazing memories and moments with her, but today has topped them all. I feel I'm the luckiest man in the world."