In 2018, Hugh confirmed he and Claire like their characters on-screen were dating during an interview with the Mail on Sunday. At the time he said: “I am very, very happy, we are so very happy.” In a separate interview, Claire spoke
After their split in 1993, he went on to marry his second wife Catherine Louise Abbot-Anderson in 1996. Hugh and Catherine share two children together, including son Freddie and daughter Meg. The couple later split in 2015 after 19 years of marriage.