Roman Kemp's Love Path: Martin Kemp Speaks, Shirlie's Wedding Doubts

Inside the Kemp family's candid take on romance.

by Nouman Rasool
Roman Kemp's Love Path: Martin Kemp Speaks, Shirlie's Wedding Doubts
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EastEnders hunk and Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp has just dished the dirt on son Roman Kemp's love life, saying that although he is not worried that Roman is flying solo at the moment, he and wife Shirlie can hardly wait for their two kids, Roman and Harley, to be off the market at some point in the near or far future.

The couple, married since 1988 and still finding themselves with each other, spoke about looking forward to the day when their children would want to get married—albeit somewhat more carefully and with understanding that it might take a little while longer in this day of dating.

Speaking in an interview with Hello Magazine, 1980s pop sensation and former member of Wham. Shirlie Kemp confessed how daunting it was to try and find her ultimate true love. She shared some parental wisdom in relationship navigation on feeling secure and respected by a partner.

She told her daughter Harley to give the boy a relationship where both are allowed to pursue the interest but told her son Roman to keep your relationship yet treat his partners with kindness and respect.

Kemp Family Insights

Despite their aspirations for their children's eventual walks down the aisle, Martin Kemp playfully hinted that his son Roman might mirror his own marital choices.

Martin and Shirlie Kemp, in a testament to their own love story, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony, far from the public eye, atop a secluded clifftop in St. Lucia. This private celebration, steeped in personal significance and away from the glare of the media, may very well inspire Roman, suggesting that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to marking life's significant milestones in an understated, yet profoundly meaningful manner.

As the Kemp family has dealings with such complexities as love and relationships, they remain one unit that is closely knit. They support each other's decisions while keeping the hope alive and strong for the celebration of other milestones together.

Light-hearted jests and honest parental guidance are integrated by Martin and Shirlie Kemp as part of the changing nature of romantic commitments in today's time.