'Tears and laughter' as Jade weds Jack
Sunday 22 February 2009
Reality television star Jade Goody today married her fiance Jack Tweed in a ceremony filled with tears and laughter, her publicist Max Clifford said.
Speaking outside Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Essex, Mr Clifford said: "They are now man and wife."
Clifford said the married couple were "thrilled" they could spend what might be "their only night together".
He said: "It started at 12.45pm so I suppose she kept him waiting for about 45 minutes, but that's her prerogative I'm told.
"It was lovely. The chapel was absolutely beautiful and I imagine there must be close to 200 people there. When they came out having signed the register they got a standing ovation from everybody there."
"It was just a very heart-rending, happy ceremony with lots of tears and lots of smiles and lots of laughter."
He told reporters waiting outside the venue that Jade was able to stand throughout the service except for the final few minutes, and that the rest of today's events would take place at her own pace."
"It was just a very beautiful, very moving service. (The couple are) obviously very much in love, which the bishop commented on. They were very happy to be there and get married."
"I think it's a huge relief that she was able to handle it the way she did, because obviously it's been a worry to her."
He added: "This is their one night together. It might be their only night together."
"They'll be spending the night together here, compliments of Jack Straw. We're very grateful to him for that."
"I know that both Jade and Jack are thrilled that they can spend the one night together. Then probably she'll go home at some point tomorrow."
Goody, 27, announced a few weeks ago that she was suffering from terminal cancer, and later revealed she and Tweed, 21, planned to marry.
Tweed arrived at the hotel shortly before 10am in a blue Rolls Royce, dressed in a blue track suit with a yellow number '3' motif.
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