Why Professor Green Found His Wedding Day ‘Hard’

Professor Green has admitted that not everything about his wedding day was as perfect as it seemed.

The rapper married ex-Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh back in September 2013, in a romantic ceremony at Somerset’s Babington House.

Pro was dapper in a blue suit while 26-year-old Millie looked stunning in a vintage-style Alice Temperley dress.

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Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green were the picture of happiness on their big day


In the photos, the loved-up couple are a picture of serene bliss. But Pro – real name Stephen Manderson – was hiding something.

The 31-year-old has been open about his father taking his own life seven years ago, as well as the fact that he was mainly raised by his grandmother Patricia.

But in order to raise awareness of suicide prevention, he’s now confessed how difficult it was to be without his dad on his wedding day.

Pro wants to help break the stigma surrounding male mental health, an important cause considering the fact that four times more men kill themselves in the UK each year than women.

Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green Millie Mackintosh seems to be a great support for Professor Green


He tells the Radio Times: ‘My wedding was so hard. Millie had her whole family there and it’s not something I begrudged her but it made it obvious.

‘I didn’t have my mum there because we weren’t talking. Fine, that was a decision I made, but I didn’t have my dad there because he couldn’t be and I wanted nothing more.’

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Pro has since discovered that his father’s side of the family have a history of mental health issues.

Asked whether he worried whether it was hereditary, he replied: ‘Definitely. Irrespective of my dad not bringing me up I worry whether there’s a life event that’s going to push me towards it.

Professor Green Professor Green wants to raise awareness of mental health issues in men


‘But I don’t think I’d do it. There’s times when I’ve been incredibly anxious and it’s felt inescapable but I’ve never felt that [suicidal]. But I’ve learnt to take care of myself.

‘Sometimes men do pluck up the courage to explain to someone how they’re feeling and the person just says: “Come on, have a drink, pull yourself together.”

‘[Your brain is] the single most important part of your body and the one thing we really need to learn to take care of.’

For more advice on mental health issues, visit Mind.