Former Rangers star Jermain Defoe has tied the knot with Glaswegian fiancé Donna Tierney in a surprising, star-studded ceremony at Cliveden House.
The couple, presently on their honeymoon within the Maldives, shared particulars of their fairy story wedding ceremony with OK! Magazine. Despite being tight-lipped about their romance, the newlyweds have shared all in regards to the second they got here into one another’s lives, as the previous Rangers striker referred to as his transfer to the Scottish membership ‘future’.
Speaking to the publication, Jermain mentioned: “I by no means deliberate to get married at a sure age, however as a result of I’ve centered on my profession for the final 22 years, it has at all times been a go, go, go. I at all times knew at some stage I’d meet the suitable individual and on the finish of my profession I went to Glasgow, performed for Rangers and met my future spouse.
This assembly is just not the primary time Jermain and Donna have met. The couple’s romance timeline goes again to when he was taking part in for Sunderland FC in 2016, when he reached out to the attractive brunette on social media. “We met many years ago when I was playing for Sunderland and I messaged him on Instagram,” mentioned Jermain. “I DMed him. We had a normal chat however did not communicate for years.
“When I started playing for Rangers in 2019, I remember Donna being from Glasgow and hitting ground with her again – I keep seeing her sexy photos on Instagram. But we didn’t meet until January 2021 when Donna asked if I could give him an autographed soccer jersey for charity.”
Donna, who owns her own natural skin care business, Marinical.com, smiles, “It took me a few years because I played hard to get it!”
Jermain, 39, and Donna, 40, described their large day as “movie-like”. But she does not at all times plan lavish weddings. “I have always been very independent and focused on the business,” he mentioned. “I was shocked, but obviously it took years to meet the right people and everything just felt right.”
Jermain mentioned he knew Donna was the one one when he met his household in Glasgow. She mentioned: “When he took me to his mother and pop’s home, simply to see how he was with Olivia, and the way he was along with his mother, how shut he was to his dad and his sister Charlene, simply to see the love he had. giving his household and the love he obtained again, it jogs my memory of the connection I’ve with my household. When I noticed that, and knew how stuffed with care and love he was, it was for me.”
While Donna confessed: “For me it’s the same. I’m a big family and look at the way he loves his mom and sisters – he goes above and beyond them and always does. I connect with people on a mental level and with Jermain I connect with his mind more than anything else.”
Jermain is now a proud stepfather to Donna’s 12-year-old daughter Olivia, who made a lovely tribute to the soccer champ in his speech at their wedding ceremony.
“Everyone keeps talking about how special Jermain’s speech was,” mentioned Donna. “They say it exhibits how a lot he values me. The little I perceive is when he talks about my daughter, who means the world to me. It makes me really feel very particular. My daughter loves Jermain very a lot, he is an effective stepfather. He’s superb. I could not have requested for or anticipated something higher from the best way he handled Olivia.”
Jermain proposed at the luxurious Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow last August. He rented a penthouse and decorated it with heart-shaped balloons, the words “Marry me” on lamps and rose petals strewn on the floor. “If I’m going to do one thing, I’m going to do it the suitable manner or I’m not going to do it in any respect,” he admits. “You’re solely meant to do it as soon as and it needs to be with somebody very particular.”
Donna added: “Even when he asked me, I was on my knees, saying, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah’.” Jermain laughed: “I knelt down, and there was a heart shape on the floor, then he started to kneel. I was like, ‘What are you doing?’”
The couple flew in for a romantic honeymoon within the Maldives. Jermain mentioned: “When I’m like, ‘This is my wife, Donna,’ it’s still weird but amazing. I feel like a worthy adult.”
While Donna admitted: “It hasn’t sink in yet. It still feels like a dream.”
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