Read about how Al proposed, their wedding, honeymoon, pending divorce, and more.
News Updates:9/10/08: Star Jones and Al Reynolds reached a settlement in their divorce.
4/23/08: Star Jones announced that she filed for divorce from Al Reynolds on March 26, 2008, in Manhattan, New York.
Source: "Star Jones files for divorce from Al Reynolds", SFGate.com
Al Scales Reynolds: June, 1968 in Virginia.
How Star and Al Met:They met on November 13, 2003 at the New York City celebration party of the release of an Alicia Keys album.
Engagement and Proposal:On February 11, 2004, Al asked his mother, Ada, for her blessing on their union. On February 12, 2004, he surprised Star by bringing her family to New York to ask them for her hand in marriage.
At the beginning of the 4th quarter of the February 15, 2004 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles Staraccepted Al's marriage proposal and a princess cut diamond engagement ring.
Their engagement party was on March 27, 2004 at the "Supper Club" in New York City.
- Bridal Luncheon: November 11, 2004 at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, New York.
- Welcome Cocktail Party: November 11, 2004 at The Sugar Bar in New York, New York, to welcome out-of-town guests.
- Bachelor Party: November 11, 2004. Location not disclosed.
- Bachelorette Party: November 11, 2004. Location not disclosed.
- Rehearsal Dinner: November 12, 2004. The rehearsal dinner was held at the Central Park home of Denise Rich and featured ribs, chicken, ham, sweet potato pie, and red velvet cake.
- Entertainment was provided by Natalie Cole, Ashford & Simpson, Patti LaBelle and Nancy Wilson.
Wedding Date:November 13, 2004. Their wedding was estimated to be a $1 million dollar affair. The wedding was held at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City, New York. Al and Star had 500 guests, 3 matrons of honor, 12 bridesmaids, 2 junior bridesmaids, 3 best men, 12 groomsmen, 3 junior groomsmen, 6 footmen, 4 ring bearers, 4 flower girls.
Wedding Jewelry:She wore 15 karat diamond earrings valued at $500,000 loaned to her by Fred Leighton. The total cost of the wedding jewelry loaned to Star and Al for the wedding came to over $1 million dollars.
The guests at the wedding reception received personalized LL Bean canvas goodie bags. The gifts in the bags included jewelry, clothing, shoes, fragrances, makeup, Ninento games, books, bibles, health club certificates, and more.
They also spent time in The Maldives.
Wedding Controversy:Star and Al's wedding was controversial not only because it was lavish, but because she accepted not only wedding attire, but quite a few other wedding services and wedding supplies for free from businesses looking for publicity.
You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything
by Star Jones
Residence:Star and Al live in a triplex penthouse in New York City. The penthouse, for sale at $2.25 million, has a sauna, roof terrace, and zebra-upholstered furniture. Photos
Star and Al also have a home in East Hampton, New York.
Pets:A white fluffy dog, a Maltese named Pinky Michelle Reynolds.
Quotes About Love and Marriage:Al and Star about their first meeting: Al--"I reached out for her arm and said: "You’re not going to just pass me by." Star--"I was floored. I stopped, looked into his eyes and I literally heard a bell ring ... just like my mother said it would. Al smiled at me and it was love at first sight.
Source: Star and Al - Our Story
Al about Star: "I fell in love with her because of what I like to call the three "S's" of Star... SPIRITUAL, SUPPORTIVE AND SEXY!"
Source: Star and Al - Bride and Groom
Star and Al about marriage: "We take marriage very seriously. We believe that marriage should be a blessed state of commitment, fidelity and love through God. Because of our love of Christ and our commitment to follow his teachings, we know that our marriage will have a sturdy foundation built upon the Word of God."
Source: Star and Al - Our Story