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Overton and Shenton married in secret after Oscar

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Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton with their Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for The Silent Child in the press room at the 90th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA...PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 4, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire © PA Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton with their Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for The Silent Child in the press room at the 90th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA...PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 4, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar winners Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton have revealed that they married secretly "not that long ago".

The pair, met on the set of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in 2010, when Overton played Liam McAllister and Shenton played Mitzeee Minniver.

In March they they won an Academy Award for their short film The Silent Child, which was directed by Overton, while Shenton wrote and starred in it.

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Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton © Shutterstock Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton Shenton, 30, told The Sun Online: "We got married not that long ago in amongst all the madness [of the Oscar win].

"It was a very private event, we wanted to keep it private, but I am so happy though.

"It has been a very good year.

"I don't know what we are going to do next year."

Video: Oscars 2018: Rachel Shenton delivers speech in sign language (Press Association)

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Asked how their lives had changed since winning an Oscar, she said: "I mean Chris and I are a bit boring and normal so I don't think it has changed that much day to day really.

"But it has certainly changed us creatively in terms of what we want to do and the meetings we've found ourselves in and doors that have been opened.

"Both sides of the pond we've had great meetings and we are just very excited for the next projects and things."

Gallery: Celebrity romances, engagements and weddings of 2018 (Picture Services)


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