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Stephen Fry Is To Marry His Partner Elliot Spencer

A date has not yet been set for the wedding.

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A friend of Fry's told The Sun, which broke the story: "We’ve got the old Stephen back."

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The friend added: "He has spoken about his problems in the past because he wants others suffering with depression and loneliness to know it can affect everyone."

And a friend of Fry's also told The Mirror:

Stephen and Elliot get on brilliantly together. It's fantastic to see Stephen with a smile on his face again. He has been very, very open about his battles with drugs and depression. Elliot seems to have given him the confidence to live his life again. It's great to have the old Stephen back.

Fry confirmed the news on Twitter.

Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I’m very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!

Stephen Fry@stephenfryFollow

Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I’m very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!

8:23 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Thank you all SO much for your kind congratulations. Deeply touched xxx

Stephen Fry@stephenfryFollow

Thank you all SO much for your kind congratulations. Deeply touched xxx

8:28 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Previously, Spencer said this about Fry.

I had the confidence of a gnat when I met Mr @stephenfry Show him some respect - he's the man.

Elliott G Spencer@ElliottGSpencerFollow

I had the confidence of a gnat when I met Mr @stephenfry Show him some respect - he's the man.

11:44 PM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A date has not been set for the wedding.

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Fry's assistant told the BBC: "Stephen Fry is very happy and proud to say that he has set the wheels in motion for a wedding sometime in the future but no date has been set due to a busy work schedule."

In 2010 Fry told of his heartache after splitting from boyfriend Daniel Cohen. Fry suffers from cyclothymia, a form of bipolar disorder, and in this blog post last year he discussed his loneliness and his 2012 suicide attempt – his second after first attempting it in 1995.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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