Louise Thompson & Ryan Libbey don’t want to “rush into anything” so CANCEL Christmas wedding
By Lynn Carratt for Celebrity Secrets
Made In Chelsea couple Louise Thompson & Ryan Libbey have CANCELLED their Christmas wedding. They were planning to tie the knot this December, but Louise has revealed exclusively to Celebrity Secrets that the engaged co-stars don’t want to “rush into anything”, so they’re postponing the wedding.
Speaking to Celebrity Secrets at the 8th June WALK IT event for Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Louise explained that she has been “really stressed” about planning their big day. She and Ryan “have put the wedding on hold”. They’ve cancelled the venue and Louise says she’ll only work with designers on a dress “when the time is right”.
“There’s so much going on in our lives at the moment, so we want to wait until we feel really ready for it,” she says.
In the exclusive interview with Celebrity Secrets, Louise said:
‘I’m thrilled to be an ambassador for the charity, as they offer a lot of support for sufferers and relatives of sufferers. They also organise many fundraising events like the WALK IT event, which I took part in last weekend. Participants could either walk a 5k or 10k around London to raise awareness and funds for those affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.’
When did you get diagnosed?
‘I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis two years ago, so I’m a fairly new sufferer. It’s something I’m still getting to grips with. Sometimes I have flare-ups and other times I’m in remission. It affects so many people and it’s not something you’re born with; many people get diagnosed in their late 20s, like myself. I know Sam Faiers is a sufferer of Crohn’s Disease, although I haven’t spoken to her about it. I did a shoot with her over Christmas and I should have chatted to her about it then.’
How do you manage the condition?
‘I like to keep it real and I often do Instagram stories to raise awareness. It’s great when I can help make other sufferers feel better. My condition hasn’t been so severe that I’ve needed steroids, but I have to take medication. It often affects my workouts because I can’t exert my body too much.’
Has the stress of planning your wedding made it flare up?
‘I did get really stressed about planning our big day, so Ryan and I have put the wedding on hold for a while. There’s so much going on in our lives at the moment, so we want to wait until we feel really ready for it and not rush into anything. We want to do something that’s really ‘us’ as well. The problem is I’m just so used to being told what to do. I haven’t really been my true self for about 10 years, so I’m having a transition year for me this year.’
Have you had to cancel anything?
‘We had a venue booked for Christmas, so of course we’ve had to cancel that. I hadn’t bought my dress, though. I’ve had designers approach me to work on a dress, and that’s something I’ll do when the time’s right. That’s the easy part – finding a dress, organising the catering and finalising the guests. It’s just the bigger picture for myself and Ryan that we need to get to grips with first.’