New Zealand: Ladyhawke marries actress Madeleine Sami
New Zealand singer Ladyhawke has tied the knot with actress Madeleine Sami.
The ‘Paris is Burning’ singer – real name Pip Brown – wed the actress in her hometown of Masterton, New Zealand on Friday, in an extravagant private ceremony.
A source told the New Zealand Herald: “There’ll be over 200 people there. It’s going to be quite big and lots of celebs [around].”
Though there are no photographs of the event, it is thought the singer eschewed a traditional wedding dress in favour of a suit.
The source added: “She’ll be wearing the trousers, apparently. She never wears dresses.”
The first same-sex weddings in New Zealand took place in August 2013, and hundreds of couples have married to date.
Nearly a quarter of all weddings in New Zealand are for Australians – who do not have equal marriage in their own country.
The country’s parliament burst into song when equal marriage was passed by a landslide vote, back in April 2013.
In May last year, New Zealand slightly relaxed its ban on gay men giving blood, changing the deferral period from 5 years to 12 months following sexual activity.