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Gay porn star couple wed, 12 years after meeting on set

Former gay porn star turned math professor says it was a 'perfect day'

Gay porn star couple wed, 12 years after meeting on set
Ex-porn star couple Gustavo Leguizamon (front) and Ruggero Freddi (back) tie the knot. | Photo: Micol Piazza Sed

A gay porn star couple married yesterday (4 May), 12 years on from their first gay sex scene together.

Ruggero Freddi (porn name Carlo Masi) and his new Argentinian husband Gustavo Leguizamon (porn name Adam Champ) met on the set of Leguizamon’s first movie in Sacramento, California.

At the time, Freddi was one of the biggest stars at gay porn company Colt Studios. So he expected Leguizamon to reconize him, but he pretended not to know him.

‘So I got upset, angry and fell in love,’ he told PinkNews.

Gay porn stars tie the knot

Photo: Micol Piazza Sed

Freddi asked producers if he could shoot a scene with Leguizamon and a month later, it happened.

But the night before their first big scene together, they slept together offscreen, where the chemistry was undeniable.

Freddi quit porn in 2013 and the couple moved to Italy.

Then on 9 February this year, Freddi asked Leguizamon to marry him.

Ruggero Freddi: ‘Love wins’

Freddi settled back into a ‘normal’ life and became a math lecturer at La Sapienza University in Rome.

But in October last year, the couple made international headlines when students discovered their teacher has a history with gay porn.

Then seven months on, the couple tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony broadcast via Channel 5 – the most popular television station in Italy. It took place at the lavish Villa Miani in Rome.

While same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Italy, civil partnership ceremonies offer LGBTI couples much the same rights as marriage.

Civil partnerships are open to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples in Italy and both gay and straight people regard them equally.

The celebrant for the ceremony was Vladimir Luxuria, a transgender former member of the Italian Parliament, actress and TV host. She was also the first transgender MP in Europe.

Speaking to Gay Star News, Freddi said: ‘I am so happy, it was an incredibly perfect day.’

Freddi thanked friends and family for all of their love and support, but also people on social media for their congratulations.

Gay porn star couple wed in televised ceremony

Photo: Micol Piazza Sed

‘Deciding to have such a public wedding was not an easy decision,’ Freddi said. ‘But we are aware that being gay is not as easy as it is for us for everybody.

‘Having a public event meant to bring a ray of light into the darkens of some social layers who still suffer coping with the acceptation of homosexuality,’ he said.

Ex-gay porn star couple: ‘We hope to be of inspiration’

The ex-gay porn stars hope to be a source of inspiration to young LGBTI people.

Freddi said: ‘We both hope that showing wedding like ours will help to make people understand that gay weddings are a new social reality and this is the new normality.

‘We hope to be of inspiration and of support for all those young gay people who believe their family will never accept them.

Gay porn stars wed in televised ceremony

Photo: Micol Piazza Sed

On their advice to young gay people who think they may never find love, Freddi said: ‘You are not alone, one day you will have a beautiful wedding and an amazing life companion.’

He then added: ‘Love wins.’

 


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