John Cleese Weds for the Fourth Time
Age's not an issue for British funnyman John Cleese. He's
tied the knot with Jennifer Wade, who's 31 years his junior.
The former Monty Python star, 72, quietly exchanged vows
with Jennifer, 41, in a romantic ceremony on the Caribbean island of Mustique.
Opening up about the wedding in Britain's Hello!
magazine, Cleese brands his new, fourth wife "an extraordinary
one-off" and adds, "I knew from the moment I met her that this could
be something very serious."
The actor also reveals he "fought back tears"
as they exchanged vows before a Methodist minister in a private villa.
Cleese, who was forced to hand over $12.8 million in cash and assets to Alice Faye Eichelberger, his third wife of 16
years, following their 2008 split, says, "I never felt there was anything
wrong with the institution of marriage - the only thing wrong was my ability to
choose the right person.
"I couldn’t imagine being with anyone other than
Jenny now. And, with my record, that’s a pretty remarkable thing to say."
His new wife added, "We’re kindred spirits. When
people see us together, they immediately get it."
Cleese met the jewellery designer in 2009 after they were
introduced by mutual friends.
This isn't her first marriage either - she split from
businessman Richard Norris in 2009, ending their four-year union.