Rosie Millard is married to the multimillionaire who left her husband and four children behind in a low-key ceremony in north London.
The former BBC art journalist, 56, married Scottish TV producer and journalist Alex Graham, 68, in Islington Town Hall, wearing a floral crown and chic £890 satin Vivienne Westwood dress, cut just below the knee.
Her muted yellow Ginnie midi sheath dress had a slim silhouette with a turtleneck and a slit at the back.
Matching her floral headpiece, which featured poppies, blue thistles—a nod to her new husband’s heritage—and other colorful flowers, Rosie wore a bright bouquet of gerberas and pink cosmos.
Rosie Millard married multi-millionaire Alex Graham, with whom she left her husband and four children, in a low-key ceremony in north London
Rosie also opted for a pair of bold platform stilettos with bright pink and red toes with a turquoise heel.
According to insiders, the ceremony will be followed by a ‘Champagne-soaked feast’ at the nearby Frederick’s restaurant.
This afternoon took Rosie to Twitter to announce their marriage and share a series of photos, writing: ‘We’re married!!! @alexwtw #IslingtonTownHall flowers by @RebelRebelE8 confetti by @JoCole5 Love everywhere.’
A source previously told the Mail on Sunday: ‘This is a cost-effective operation. Media buffs from the champagne socialist crowd in north London will be in the parade and Rosie is very excited.
The former BBC art journalist, 56, married Scottish TV producer and journalist Alex, 68, in Islington town hall, wearing a floral crown and chic £890 satin Vivienne Westwood dress, cut just below the knee.
“It’s what she’s wanted for a while. Expect a big party and of course the dress.’
Rosie’s choice of designer will come as no surprise to many; when she covered the Oscars for BBC News in 2001, she wore a sassy £800 Vivienne Westwood dress.
After she finished her report, news anchor Michael Buerk joked, “That was Rosie Millard in the best supportive dress.”
Alex’s outfit probably caught the eye as well; the Scot wore a bold blue and yellow tartan suit, paired with a navy blue vest and mustard tie.
The couple left their partners for Christmas 2018. Rosie dumped TV producer Philip ‘Pip’ Clothier, her husband of over 20 years and father of their children.
The youngest two, aged 16 and 14 at the time, continued to live with their father in their £2million home in Islington.
The ceremony will be followed by a ‘Champagne-soaked feast’ at Frederick’s restaurant nearby, according to insiders
Alex, outgoing chairman of the Scott Trust – which owns the Guardian newspaper – left his wife, Maeve Haran, 70, a mother to their three grown children.
Rosie, now chairman of BBC Children In Need, recently posted several images of the London home she and Alex moved into in February. One with flowers on a dressing table had the caption: ‘Our beautiful canal house continues to bloom.’
It’s not known how Rosie and Alex met, though they likely had shared friends in the artsy, metropolitan environment they both inhabited.
Rosie’s choice of designer will come as no surprise to many; when she covered the Oscars for BBC News in 2001, she wore a sassy £800 Vivienne Westwood dress (pictured). After she finished her report, news anchor Michael Buerk joked: ‘That was Rosie Millard in the best supporting dress’
Alex made a fortune selling his television production company Wall To Wall, the creator of shows like Long Lost Family and Who Do You Think You Are?
His ex-wife, Maeve, meanwhile has a law degree from Oxford and embarked on a very successful career as a romantic novelist, beginning in 1991 with the release of her first book, the bestselling Having It All.
Maeve and Alex had been in a relationship since the mid-1980s, but waited until 2000 to get married in what friends described as a romantic knee-deep in a Highland castle, complete with bagpipes and fireworks.
The couple shared a £5 million mansion in posh Highgate, north London, where they were known for hosting dinner parties for their influential friends. Maeve would have been completely in the dark about her husband’s extramarital affair, even though it had started several years earlier. His affair had been ‘very discreet’, according to experts.
Rosie’s ex-husband is also said to be shocked by his wife’s announcement in December 2018 that she was leaving the family home for a rented love nest just two miles away.
Alex Graham pictured with his ex-wife Maeve Haran (left) and Rosie Millard with her former husband Pip Clothier
Friends suggested at the time that Rosie’s decision to turn her life upside down may have had its origins in the disturbing events of August of that year.
That was when she underwent a six-hour life-saving surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London to remove a brain tumor.
After a brain scan, Rosie was told she had an apple-sized tumor growing behind her right eye. Surgery was the only option.
Rosie described the ordeal as “grim,” leaving a huge scar that stretches from her forehead to behind her right ear — but it also gave her an impulse, some believe, to make changes.