Hollyoaks star Ross Adams has opened up about his marriage plans with fiancé Phil Crusham as he celebrated a ‘groom shower’ with his castmates, revealing the two will tie the knot next spring.
The Channel 4 TV star popped the question to his parter Phil Crusham, last year during a romantic trip to New York, and now he’s celebrated the upcoming ceremony with a ‘groom shower’.
The lavish party was attended by some of his fellow Hollyoaks co-stars, including Stephanie Waring, Nick Pickard and Nikki Sanderson.
Ross celebrated his groom shower with his castmates
Talking about how he proposed to Phil, the actor told OK! magazine: ‘Phil was turning 30, so I thought, we’ll go to New York and I’ll pop the question. But it was harder than I thought because Phil is a real planner.
‘I tried to lose him to buy us both rings in Tiffany & Co so I could propose that night, but we were running slightly behind schedule, so I couldn’t get them!’
Ross then revealed that he popped the question at a romantic spot where they were having a drink at the end of their trip, and the two went to get the rings together.
‘It was later that night and we were at a rooftop bar overlooking the Empire State Building. Phil said he’d had the best time on the trip and I said: “Well, there is one thing that can make it better – would you marry me?”
‘The next day we went back to Tiffany & Co to choose engagement rings. They’re plain platinum bands. We’ll use the same ones for our wedding rings, but we’re going to have them engraved with the date of the wedding or maybe something a bit soppy!’
The soap star also confessed what getting married means to them, since legislation to approve same-sex marriage was approved in 2013 and came into force three years ago, in 2014.
‘For most straight couples I guess there is that expectation that you fall in love and then get married. For Phil and I, we met each other and fell in love and then it was like, what could we do next?
‘Knowing that now we can be married and share it together means the world to us – especially with this year being 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised. It’s just so nice for our families to share that, too’, he said.
Ross, who plays Scott Drinkwell, also admitted that he’s worried he might be an emotional wreck on the big day.
‘I’m just nervous that I’m going to be a blubbering wreck walking down the aisle – I’m a big crier at weddings!’
See more pictures of Ross’ groom shower in this week’s issue of OK! magazine, on sale now