Who is Carol McGiffin's Husband? Who is Carol McGriffin's Husband

By Veronica T

7th September 2020

Who Is Carol McGiffin’s Husband?

Carol McGiffin is best known for her role on the talk show Loose Women.

McGiffin, 60, secretly married Mark Cassidy, 37, in 2018. Here’s everything you need to know about Carol McGiffin’s husband, and why their relationship is a match made in heaven.

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Having a very nice birthday in Nelson Bay, Australia. Lunch at @thepoyers With some very old friends #60 #ffs @cassola21 @juliekiely3 @cath.rob @cochrane31110

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Carol McGiffin’s Past, Her Prior Marriage And Rise To Fame

Carol McGiffin started her broadcasting career co-hosting with Chris Evans, who she married in 1991. The couple separated three-years later, with their divorce finalised in 1998.

Carol McGiffin's former husnand, Chris Evans
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McGiffin is best known for her observational style of comedy and her role as a panelist in Loose Women from 2003-2013 and again in 2018. However, she also starred in the twelfth season of Celebrity Big Brother

Her Second Marriage Was A Secret

Last year, McGiffin revealed that she married her longtime boy toy Mark Cassidy in secret in 2018. According to the radio star, the couple chose to elope in Thailand, with no friends or family present.

However, the relationship wasn’t new. McGiffin, 60, and her husband Mark Cassidy, 37, were together for 10 years prior to tying the knot.

According to Carol McGiffin, the initially planned to marry in England in January 2017, but their plans were postponed due to the tragic death of Carol’s sister.

Carol also explained that their decision to elope came from the pressure of having a big wedding:

“Part of the reason it took us so long to get married was because every time we discussed having a traditional wedding day with guests, it ran out of control and became too much”

Who Is Mark Cassidy?

One thing’s for certain: Carol McGiffin’s husband keeps her private life private. Many details about Mark Cassidy, including his background and occupation, are not known to the public.

However, the couple do make the rare public occasion out together. Last year, McGiffin and Cassidy made their first red carpet appearance as a married couple, attending the christening of the MSC Bellissima in Southampton.

Mark Cassidy, Carol McGiffin's Husband
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Later in 2019, the newlyweds were spotted again, this time in at a beach Miami, enjoying the sun.

Carol McGriffin and Mark Cassidy spotted in Miami
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Carol McGriffin’s Husband Is Her Biggest Supporter

When Carol McGiffin received her cancer diagnosis back in 2014, Mark was by her side every step of the way. She credited him with being an “unbelievable” tower of strength during her cancer journey.

Fortunately, Carol McGiffin survived the cancer and  returned to the cast of Loose Women in 2018.  Her co-stars on the show include icons like Brenda Edwards,, Saira Khan and the beloved Linda Robson.

We’re happy to have you back, Carol!


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This picture was taken at the @loosewomen wrap party on this day in 2008 when I met my husband(!) Mark @cassola21 He was 26, I was 48. They said it wouldn’t last so ha! And no sign of it ending anytime soon (bit like this sodding virus madness!) Happy Anniversary (he won’t let me use the cute name I have and have had for him almost since day 1 🤣) my love, my everything, my rock 🤣and all that other stuff I’m not very good at saying!!! ❤️❤️❤️#anniversary #love #celebration

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Age is just a number

Carol has openly spoken about the age gap between her and Mark in the past, shutting down people’s negative opinions towards women who marry young men.

She said in one of her columns for Best magazine:

“Some people will never get their heads around the idea that an older woman can make it work with a younger man.”

But for the Loose Women star, age is just a number and not something that can stop a healthy relationship from thriving! As she puts it,

“It can work – I’m living proof of that, as Mark and I, are coming up to nine years together, and we’re stronger than ever.”


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Party for two at La Colombe d'Or!

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