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Fans adore Karl Pilkington for his deadpan delivery and his comedy timing in the show The Ricky Gervais Show. He tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Suzanne Whiston in the 90s. The Manchester native is enjoying his happy married life with his wife who stands by his side for more than twenty years.
Though in his new show Sick of It, Pilkington appears as the man who got dumped by his longterm girlfriend. And in the midst of all that he tries to make sense of his life. This situation is surely not relevant in his real life. If you want to know more about this married couple, then keep reading.
Karl Pilkington and Suzanne Whiston Interesting first date…
The couple met each other in the 90s at work. Pilkington was in a need of 20p to buy a hot chocolate and Suzanne gave it to him. Not just that, after some editing work, that Karl offered for Suzanne, she offered another hot chocolate.
That was the start of a special relationship as the couple romance slowly blossomed. The pair went out for a date and after few dates, the duo decided to take their relationship to next level. In a podcast hosted by Karl, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant, Pilkington shared this story as a reply to a fan question.
From that day onwards, the pair is inseparable and now it’s been twenty years together. Citing to the incident, Ricky Gervais joked that Pilkington never spent any money on Suzanne Whiston in twenty years and he owes her 40p. Ricky and Pilkington met a long time ago and they are very good friends to date.
Karl Pilkington and his Long term Relationship
The 46-year-old and his longterm girlfriend is in a romantic relationship since 1994. For the past so many years, the pair are keeping their affair a low key. Whiston is a producer in BBC who is famous for her Match of the Day Football highlights.
Even though the couple prefers to stay silent when it comes to talking about his relationship, Pilkington did provide an insight into his relationship in an interview. Speaking to Irish Examiner, he said,
“My long-term girlfriend Suzanne Whiston and I don’t have kids”.
Moreover, he said that both of them prefers a low key in their lifestyle too. Unlike their other celebrity friends, the couple prefers a decent lifestyle.
The Long Distance…
Both of them know how to keep their relationship alive. In the busy schedule, many relationships break-up because of the partner not being able to provide any time. Many times, the couple has to travel for work and stay further away from each other because of work.
But the pair faces the challenge of a long-distance relationship with ease. In the midst of technologies, the pair uses it to their advantage in keeping their romance alive. They use social media platforms like FaceTime and Skype to keep in touch. In an interview, he said,
“But now me and Suzanne FaceTime and Skype. As long as the time difference isn’t too bad, I speak to Suzanne every day”.
Pilkington and Whiston are not just partners in their personal life, they are also business partners. Together, the pair own a production company called Alrite Productions.
What Karl Pilkington thinks about getting Married?
Despite being together for more than twenty years now, the couple is still not married. They are very happy just being at each other side. Let alone marriage, the pair is not even committed to getting engaged. With each passing time, the love between them is growing exponentially and it looks like they don’t need matrimony to define their love.
The interview of Pilkington about his wedding also suggests that the greedy personality of Karl is keeping the relationship to move to the next level. Pilkington is busy shooting for his new show and his podcast with Gervais and Merchant. In the midst of all of that, he said,
“I don’t know what difference it would make. You can either have a big wedding and then think: ‘We could have chucked that money at the mortgage’, or you do it on the cheap at a register office- What’s the point of that?”.
It is clear from the above comment that the comedian likes to keep his cheap Brit personality alive in public. Not just that, we can also gather the fact that marriage is not a good investment for him.
Their relationship is not labeled as husband and wife, but the couple enjoys a beautiful relationship with each other. They might exchange wedding vows in the coming future but the pair don’t look to do so anytime soon.
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