Graham Norton May Have Finally Revealed The Identity Of His Husband

The couple tied the knot earlier this summer.

by Sophie McEvoy
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Graham Norton attends the Paramount+ UK Launch on June 20, 2022 in London...
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Graham Norton has long kept the identity of his partner a secret, but for the first time, the two reportedly stepped out together in public, with the Daily Mail reporting that Norton’s husband is in fact Scottish filmmaker Jonothan McLeod. Bustle has reached out to a representative for Norton for confirmation and comment, but have yet to hear back. In July, the couple tied the knot in a star-studded Irish wedding, but who is Jonothan McLeod?

The 44-year-old director started his career as a news reporter for Scottish TV before working behind the scenes at BBC Scotland. He’s directed a number of documentaries for major UK TV networks, and released his debut short film Being Stavros in 2013. McLeod debuted his first feature film My Old School at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, which starred Alan Cumming and Lulu.

The pair were reportedly first spotted together in December 2019, per the Daily Mail, but it remains unknown when the relationship first began. In July 2022, Norton and McLeod got married at Bantry House, a stately home in West Cork, Ireland. The venue, which overlooks the picturesque Bantry Bay, welcomed several guests including Scottish singer Lulu, TikTok dance group Cairde, and drag queen Panti Bliss, according to The Mirror.

While we may not know the details of how Norton and McLeod’s relationship and how they met, the presenter has been relatively open about his previous relationships. In 1996, Norton dated American Scott Michaels before they split in 2000. From the early-to-mid ‘00s, Norton was in a five-year relationship with Kristian Seeber, AKA drag queen Tina Burner. After they broke up in 2006, the TV host dated Trevor Patterson from 2010 to 2013, before moving on with music marketing consultant Andrew Smith. They eventually parted ways in 2015.

Norton was rumoured to be dating a crew member from The Graham Norton Show in 2018, but around the same time, he spoke of wanting to live a single life. “You have your own rules as you get older,” Norton said on Katie Couric’s podcast Next Question. “I would prefer to live alone for the rest of my life rather than live with towels that were folded incorrectly.”

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