Big day ... Ian and Fatine at their 2009 civil ceremony in the UK.

Big day ... Ian and Fatine at their 2009 civil ceremony in the UK.

In just three years, Ian has gone from being a straight lad from Derby – who was with his previous girlfriend for eight years – to being in a full-time same-sex relationship.

Ian married 36-year-old Fatine, who is a pre-op transsexual, in a British civil partnership ceremony in May. Read more: