Star Jones Esq. got married for the second time yesterday to her her boyfriend of a few years Richard Lugo. Congratulations, Star! I’d throw a handful of confetti in your honor, but I’m terrified it won’t nearly be fancy enough for you. According to People, Star Jones got married in a ceremony held aboard a cruise ship.
Star’s first wedding to Al Reynolds in 2004 was an extremely expensive affair with a carriage, 450 guests, and various sponsorship deals. Star’s second wedding was just a tiny bit more subdued. About 150 guests boarded Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship and watched Star Jones and Richard Lugo recite their vows while flaoting somewhere within the geographic boundaries of the Bahamas. The guest list included Holly Robinson Peete, Vanessa Bell-Calloway, Phaedra Parks, Bill Bellamy, and Tina Knowles-Lawson. I don’t know what kind of sponsorship deals Star was able to secure for this wedding, but certainly I hope one of them was with Dramamine. Nobody wants to risk hearing a guest loudly heaving up shrimp cocktail right after the priest asks if anyone has a reason why these two shouldn’t be married.
Star is now a stepmother to Richard’s son Jake.
Some of Star’s friends Instagrammed her special day, which happened the day after her 56th birthday (which was also celebrated on the cruise ship).
One question that hasn’t been answered is this: Did Star rent out the entire cruise ship? The ship they were on has an occupancy rate of 4180, which means Star is either way richer than I could have ever guessed, or she had to share the ship with regular people. I want to believe it’s the first, but it’s probably the second. In which case, that’s kind of funny. Forget about what I said earlier about a guest heaving during the ceremony. The most awkward moment would be when all the guests looked down from their private event room onto the pool deck below and saw a drunk cruise ship handjob happening in the hot tub.