GARETH Gates’ girlfriend Faye Brookes has been rocked by the release of a sex tape over the festive period.
The 30-year-old Coronation Street star has been left devastated after hackers stole an X-rated clip from a phone, but has received support from her boyfriend – but what exactly has he said on the matter?
What has he said about girlfriend Faye Brookes’ sex tape leak?
Last week the star’s girlfriend Faye Brookes was left devastated when she released an explicit sex tape had been stolen from her phone.
It was leaked online by hackers and shows the 30-year-old Coronation Street star and an unidentified man engaging in a sex act.
The actress, who is dating singer Gareth Gates, called in cops after hackers stole it from a phone and put it on one of the world’s largest adult sites.
Faye is seen dancing around before the camera switches to show her in a sex act with the naked man.
The two-minute video and private pictures were taken a few months ago, but it is believed the tape was put online only recently.
Gareth has been lending his partner his support, with the star speaking out about the situation in the early hours of this morning.
Just after midnight Gareth tweeted: “United we stand” alongside a picture of the pair holding hands on a beach.
Gareth sent her a message of support, tweeting this morning, ‘United we stand’[/caption]
Who is Gareth Gates and how old is he?
The pop star first shot to fame back in 2002 when he competed on Pop Idol.
The runner-up of the show’s first series is now 33, and has carved out a successful career in both pop and on the stage.
Originally from Bradford, Gareth dominated the charts for the first two years of his career, but chart success tapered off in 2007 with his last original full-length, Pictures of the Other Side.
Following his pop success he moved on to a career in musical theatre, which has seen him star in the likes of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Legally Blonde.
The pop star, 33, first shot to fame back in 2002 when he competed on Pop Idol[/caption]
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Has Gareth been married before?
Gareth married Suzanne Mole, the mother to his daughter Missy, in 2008.
The couple were married for four years, however, just three years after they tied the knot the couple announced their split.
It was during 2012 that Gareth and Faye first grew close, starring opposite each other in Legally Blonde.
When was he on Pop Idol and did he win?
Gareth first shot to fame back when he was just 17 on Pop Idol.
Taking part in the very first series of Simon Fuller’s groundbreaking reality series, the then teenager won a legion of fans.
Conquering a crippling stutter, Gareth managed to beat the odds and end up in the show’s grand finale.
Facing off against Will Young, he was pipped at the post by the Light My Fire singer.