The 44-year-old revealed that – despite being friends for a decade – their intimate nuptials in Rome seemed to come all of a sudden.
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The couple went public with their relationship in May 2012 and – after just a few months of dating – they tied the knot in the Italian capital in September the same year.
Explaining how the pair managed to keep the details of the romantic ceremony under wraps, Patrick said: "Look, it's not as if we were telling our guests not to tell anyone about it.
We just kept the guest-list so small that very few people knew.
That's how we kept it a secret."The thing is we didn't want a big wedding.
In our business, we get to go to a lot of functions in big rooms with round tables and gold-painted gold chairs."A lot of people, when they have a wedding, want all that.
But that type of thing would've just seemed like work to us.
We didn't want to get married, we wanted to be married.
There's a difference."Admitting the press describing their wedding as a "shock" amused him, Patrick denied the couple had a 'whirlwind' romance.
"People wait, because they need to get to know each other first.