Melanie Brown to have strangers at vow renewal ceremony
Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte are reportedly planning to renew their wedding vows later this year - and while their first quickie wedding in Las Vegas had no witnesses, their second ceremony will be filled with strangers.
According to the Mirror, the former Spice Girl has signed an estimated £200,000 deal with OK magazine to cover the ceremony, which will take place in a luxury resort in Egypt - but Mel is having problems meeting one of the conditions for the deal: a celebrity-filled guest list.
A source told the newspaper that Melanie has invited various friends from the UK celebrity circuit - including her fellow Spice Girls, Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding and TV personalities Fearne Cotton and Denise van Outen - but so far none of them have been able to attend: “Mel and Stephen wanted a lavish do to celebrate their relationship. They agreed to allow the event to be covered by a magazine but are obliged to fulfil certain requirements.
“One of these is a certain quota of well-known faces - family and close friends simply won’t do.
“Most of her friends now are American and Mel keeps herself away from the showbiz scene in London. And she has felt slightly pressured into inviting celebs she’s not actually met.
“But whatever happens Stephen or Mel will have a fantastic day.”
Melanie and Stephen had been friends for years before marrying in a private ceremony in Las Vegas in June last year.