LADY Gaga has married Gary Barlow, the Echo can reveal today.
The Take That frontman wed the world’s biggest pop star at a ceremony in Roker.
It was in fact the nuptials between Gemma and Paul Waite, aka Gaga and Barlow top tribute acts.
By day, Gemma, 28, is a performing arts support tutor at Castle View Enterprise Academy, while at night she is the star of Lady and the Gagas.
Meanwhile, Paul, 31, enjoys success with Take That tribute band, Re-Take That.
“It’s sometimes difficult to see each other when we are touring with our acts,” said Gemma.
“It’s our busiest time of year at the minute.
“But we’ll both be performing at the same gig in September for the first time, which will be lovely.
“We’ve both been in bands for years and are represented by the same agent, the Dixon Agency, but we didn’t start going out until about two-and-a-half years ago.”
The pair married at St Andrew’s Church and are getting used to juggling married life at home in Rickleton, Washington, with their busy touring schedules.
Demand for Lady and the Gagas is high. During the summer Gemma is touring holiday camps and hotels across the country, performing hits such as Bad Romance, Judas and Poker Face.
The routine requires plenty of costume changes to achieve Gaga’s iconic look, and Gemma has paid £1,000 for a costume from North East designer Paul Shriek, which replicates the singer’s disco ball outfit from her 2007 V Festival performance.
Gemma said: “We’ve only had Lady and the Gagas on the road for a month but the demand for the show has been massive.
“There are five costume changes and I tried to choose some of her more iconic looks like the black leotard and snood, big shoulder pads and the biker outfit from Judas.
“The kids at school love the act. I’ve done some of the dance moves for them and shown them the routine.”
Paul and his fellow band members have been praised by original Take That member Jason Orange, for their faithful recreation of the band’s shows.
They were at the recent Take That gigs at the Stadium of Light, picking up performance and costume tips for their forthcoming show at Rainton Meadows Arena, where they will be supported by Lady and the Gagas.
The show takes place on September 9. Tickets are £14.50, from www.retakethat.com or 584 8630.