Star Jones' Fabulous Wedding to Painful Divorce: Suggests Women About Splitting With Husband
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1962-03-24
- Age 57 Years 3 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Lawyer & Television Personality
- Birth Name Starlet Marie Jones
- Nick Name Mrs. Reynolds, Furzilla, Bridezilla, Planet
- Zodiac Sign Aries
- Ethnicity/Race African-American
- Mother Shirley Byard
- Sister/s Sheila Jones
- Children/Kids Not Yet
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse Ricardo Lugo (m. 2018)
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Wedding Date March 25, 2018
- Ex-Husband Al Reynolds (m. 2004–2008)
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth $18.5 Million
- Career 1991-present
- High School Notre Dame High School (New Jersey)
- College American University
- Height/ How Tall? 5'5" (1.65 m)
- Weight N/A
- Weight Loss Yes
- Feet (Shoe) Size 10 (US)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Light Brown
- Body Measurements 33-24-34 inches
- Lesbian No
The diligent and versatile figure, Star Jones has passed through several rough steps of hardships and successes from setting an exemplary marriage ceremony to the trails of divorce and single again.
Star Jones' Married Life: Fabulous Wedding With An Investment Banker Husband
The American famous figure, Star Jones got married to an investment banker, Al Reynolds in 2004.
Star Jones, made the ceremony count by garnishing it with wonderful arrangements and fabulous outlay. The wedding, which was held at Saint Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, was attended by five hundred guests featuring three matrons of honor, twelve bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, three best men, twelve groomsmen, three junior groomsmen, six footmen, four ring bearers and four flower girls.
Star Jones and her husband Al Reyolds at their marriage (Photo: pinterest.com)
Jones' wedding was worth one Million Dollars. This massive wedding ceremony was sponsored by more than thirty corporate sponsors. They were initially engaged after her husband Reynolds proposed her during the 2004 NBA ALL-Star Game.
Star Jones' First Divorce:
Gradually, Jones' married life with Al turned sour and was consequently followed by the separation, In 2008, the couple reached the mutual agreement for divorce.
Even Star Jones, who began using the name “Star Jones Reynolds” after the marriage, reverted to just “Star Jones” in 2007 on the grounds of separating the public persona from her private self.
After their divorce, Star featured on the March 25 edition of the 'Wendy Williams Show' and gave her honest assessment,
"The wedding was fabulous, but the marriage was kind of a booty."
Moreover, a case was filed against her by ex-husband, Al Reynolds with charges of talking smack about their marriage and the compensation demand of $50,000. Furthermore, Reynold later claimed that he was not in love with Star anymore and just wanted to move on, in one of his exclusive interview with essence.com.
'No, I'm not in love with her, I've moved on. We've grown apart. I still respect her for the love we both shared, but I'm looking to find the right woman for me."
As one can comprehend, this awful marriage had a painful ending for Star Jones, and yet she was strong enough to move on with her life.
Later in November 2017, her ex-husband, Al revealed his bisexual sexuality in an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com. He stated,
"Today, I accept myself as a bisexual man. I am capable of loving both sexes, and I have done both."
He came out as bisexual only after the nine years since her divorce with Al.
Star Jones' New Boyfriend Post Divorce
Star Jones has revealed she is in love once again and has found her new 'life partner.' The couple began dating in the summer of 2016, eight years after her divorce with Wall Street executive, Reynolds.
She arrived with her pooch Pinky in her handbag together with her then-boyfriend, Ricardo Hugo and his son named Jake at the 8th Annual Children’s Museum of the East End Family Affair in Bridgehampton, New York on July 2016.
In an interview in October 2017, she revealed her relationship with her boyfriend saying to PEOPLE,
“This is my family. I’m not married, but we’re together.”
When questioned whether 'life-partner' would be a fitting term for Richardo, Jones responded with,
“That’s a cool way to put it, That’s a good one.”
Star Jones and her new family At the 8th Annual Children’s Museum of the East End Family Affair (Photo: zimbio.com)
Her then-boyfriend, Ricardo is an assistant state attorney who works for State Attorney Kim Foxx in Illinois.
Star Jones Got Engaged Again: About To-Be-Married
The Badin, North Carolina native was engaged to her boyfriend, Ricardo Lugo as confirmed by Jones' rep to PEOPLE in October 2017.
Similarly, she revealed her engagement news at the Angel Ball, which was sponsored by Casa Noble Tequila, in New York City on 23 October 2017. Showing off her engagement ring at the event, she stated to UsWeekly saying,
In January 2018, Star Jones revealed about her upcoming wedding on Good Day New York, where a source disclosed Jones' plans to get married on a private cruise ship with friends and family on board.
Inspiring Star Jones Talks About Weight Loss:
One of 2011's sixteen contestants of season 11 of The Celebrity Apprentice, Star Jones was suffered from heart problems, which made her conscious towards weight loss.
The health-conscious personality lost her weight dramatically dropping down 160 pounds in three years. The entire world was surprised by her weight loss.
Later admitting to Glamour magazine that she had undergone gastric bypass surgery, she wrote a post which reads,
"The complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me. I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed of not being able to get myself under control without this procedure,"
Star Jones weight transformation (Photo: ABC News)
She is a fighter, survivor and an inspiring face of the entire feminine gender. She shared a tweet on 30 May 2014 talking about hardships of her life, she had faced.
Sometimes I forget how pretty my wedding was. Wedding...FABULOUS. Divorce...PAINFUL. Open Heart Surgery...SURVIVABLE. Blessings...ABUNDANT!— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) May 30, 2014
The Notre Dame High School graduate is frequently vocal about her personal life on social media.
Suggestions Corner: Star Jones' Divorce Opinions
From being a survivor of heart disease to feeling the pain of divorce, Star has given her view on divorce issues for women. Evident from her social media, she is vocal about giving opinions towards divorce in married life.
Talking about divorce, she shared a tweet on 5 July 2012,
FREE LEGAL ADVICE: No smart woman should ever file for divorce without a strategic plan of action which includes a full exit strategy.— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) July 5, 2012
Similarly, on the same day, she posted another tweet about divorce.
Unless you or your kids are in jeopardy...When you want to file for divorce in JULY...U should have been planning it since JANUARY.— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) July 5, 2012
Apart from her personal life, Jones also talked about her project 'Daytime Divas,' a VH1 TV show in an interview in July 2017. She previously had written a book with the same title 'Satan's Sisters', which was published in March 2011.
Talking about the show, she said,
“It is basically an insiders look at daytime television. So it’s a show within a show. Vanessa Williams plays the lead character, Maxine Robinson, who is the most formidable broadcast journalist in the history of television. And I’ve had some pre. tty strong female mentors in broadcast television, if you know what I mean."
She is one of the multiple American personalities, who has tried her hand as the lawyer, journalist, writer, fashion designer, television personality and the women’s advocate.
Wow! Interestingly amazing, isn’t it?
This black beauty, who got the notable credits for The View and The Star Jones Show, has the notable frequencies of ups and downs in her life as well.
The former heart disease survivor also has been active in the campaign for preventing heart disease and has also worked as the volunteer for American Heart Association for three years. This 54-year old Emmy-winning host, who is also the President & National Spokesperson, National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), has set up a strong example for women's empowerment.