Renée and Kenny's Caribbean
Beaming, radiant and obviously
in love, newlyweds Renée Zellweger and
Kenny Chesney had plenty of reasons to celebrate
Monday night, and "Extra" has your first
look at the couple's secret wedding.
The beautiful bride wore a strapless Carolina
Herrera gown while saying "I do," and
"Extra" has learned the wedding was
on the beautiful island of St. John. It was a
small ceremony with only about 45 friends and
family at the intimate beach wedding.
"Extra" has learned the couple met in
January while taping a tsunami relief telethon,
but for Kenny, Renée has been a 10-year
crush. The crooner first fell for the actress
when she appeared in "Jerry Maguire,"
and in 1999, inspired by the movie, he wrote the
hit song, "You Had Me at Hello."
Despite his crush on Renée, Chesney got
engaged to Mandy Wheels, who he featured in one
of his music videos. The two broke up three weeks
before their wedding date. We contacted Wheels,
who told us she is thrilled for Kenny and hopes
he and Renée have a long life together.
As for Renée, she's a hopeless romantic,
who in the June issue of Harper's Bazaar says,
"I believe in love at first sight. And I've
been in love -- completely."
But until she met Kenny, it seemed like something
was missing. While promoting "Bridget Jones:
The Edge of Reason" last fall, "Extra"
asked Renée what she had to say to those
who believe she has it all. "Oh boy,"
she responded. "You should see the chaos
that goes on before that."
But now Renée, who has dated Jim Carrey
and White Stripes lead singer Jack White, has
clearly found the fairytale wedding she's been
And at Monday night's Cartier event, famous friends
like Jewel, Nicole Richie and Sheryl Crow shared
her joy. "It's really cool, surprising,"
"I'm very, very excited, and I'm very happy
for them," Richie added.
"I'm shocked," revealed Crow. "I
had no idea. I feel so left out."
Well, now we're all in the know. Congratulations
Renée and Kenny.
And don't miss our interview with Kenny, straight
from St. John -- see it on "Extra" Tuesday!