Brit Shameless star Tina Malone's gastric band success for wedding day

British actress Tina Malone, 47, a star of the comedy Shameless since 2005, was fitted with a gastric band to aid in her weight loss in March, and by her wedding day in Manchester, England on Saturday, August 28th she had lost over 60 lbs. It was the first time in years that Malone could fit into a size 14 (size 10 in North America).

A guest told the Manchester Evening News, “In her regal cream dress she literally looked half her age and looked tiny after losing all that weight, she really was the most beautiful bride. ”

Malone married personal trainer Paul Chase, 28, who at 19 years younger than Malone is the same age as her daughter, Danielle. They met in 2009 after Malone, at her heaviest, was evicted from the UK's Celebrity Big Brother.

Defending the age difference, Malone tells Closer magazine, "People had plenty to say about the age difference, but at the end of the day, love is love, isn’t it?"