Emma Bunton’s Spice Girls bandmates didn’t know she was getting married to partner of 23 years Jade Jones
Emma Bunton’s Spice Girls bandmates didn’t know she was marrying Jade Jones.
The singer, 45, shocked fans when she announced she’d tied the knot in secret at Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds on Tuesday.
And it seems the ceremony was so low-key that even her fellow singers weren’t aware, with the couple keeping the news private.
Snubbed: Emma Bunton’s Spice Girls bandmates didn’t know she was getting married to Jade Jones and therefore didn’t get an invite (pictured in 1997)
A source told MailOnline: ‘No friends or family were invited, and it was a secret from everyone.
‘It was just their mums, their two children and two close friends as legal witnesses, with Beau as best man.’
Emma and Jade have been together for 23 years and the blonde beauty announced their engagement in 2011. The couple share children Beau, 13, and Tate, 10.
Surprise! The singer, 45, shocked fans when she announced she’d tied the knot in secret at Soho Farmhouse in an Instagram post on Tuesday (pictured in 2018)
Sweet: Emma’s bandmates were quick to congratulate her after she shared the news on Instagram alongside wedding snaps
After Emma shared wedding snaps on Instagram on Tuesday, her Spice Girls bandmates shared their excitement in the comments.
Mel B simply penned ‘yippeeee’ and Mel C wrote ‘soooooo much love’.
Victoria commented: ‘Congratulations. Love u both so much!! x.’ and Geri said: ‘So happy for you and your lovely family.’
Intimate: The only guests were their mothers, their two children Beau, 13, and Tate, 10 (pictured on a past holiday) and two close friends as witnesses
Emma previously discussed her wedding plans during her 23-year relationship with Jade, saying they’ve always wanted to tie the knot privately.
During an interview with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 in 2018, Emma explained that they would ‘love’ to wed but they’re terrible at organising and want it to be private.
Asked if she was getting married, Emma said: ‘Well, no, I’m not… no we’re not, we would love to actually and we have talked about it.
‘We try to, but we want it to be private, every time we try it’s out there. We want to do it privately on our own.’
Newlyweds: Emma has been with her partner Jade for two decades and got engaged in 2011 (pictured together in 2000)