Who is Jade Jones? Spice Girl Emma Bunton marries her beau of 23 years in secret wedding

Spice Girl singer Emma Bunton revealed that she married her longtime beau Jade Jones in a secret July wedding

                            Who is Jade Jones? Spice Girl Emma Bunton marries her beau of 23 years in secret wedding
Jade Jones and Spice Girl Emma Bunton got married (Instagram/jadejonesdmg)

Emma Bunton revealed that she married her sweetheart Jade Jones in a secret ceremony. The Spice Girls singer, 45, announced the joyful news on Instagram on Tuesday, July 13, sharing a gorgeous photo with her new husband, 42, wearing a short white dress.

Bunton joins a list of celebrities who got married recently. Early this month, Gwen Stefani married longtime beau Blake Shelton in a chapel built especially for her. In October last, Scarlett Johansson married Colin Jost in an intimate ceremony after two years of dating. 


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Recently, 'Drake and Josh' actor Drake Bell confirmed that he has been secretly married to wife Janet Von Schmeling for almost three years in a tweet written in Spanish. He added that the couple also share a son together. 


Who is Emma Bunton's husband?

Bunton's husband Jones is an R&B singer-turned-chef, according to Daily Mail. Jones is 42 years old and from Finchley, London. He is best known for being the lead singer of the band Damage. He was born to a Jamaican father and a British mother.

Jones left Damage to join CherryBlackStone, which was featured on Channel 4's Bo in the United States. In 2006, he was a contestant on Channel 4's reality show 'The Games', which he won. Jones featured in the second series of 'The Big Reunion' on ITV2 in 2014 alongside three original Damage members — Rahsaan J Bromfield, Andrez Harriott and Noel Simpson. He quit CherryBlackStone in 2008 after the birth of his son to work as a full-time trainee chef. He has worked at the Lord Stanley in Camden Town and the Lansdowne in Primrose Hill, as well as at Claridge's. 


Bunton announced that she was dating Jones in 2011. Showing off her engagement ring to fellow judges and contestants on ITV's 'Dancing on Ice' in January, 'Baby Spice', who was expecting her second child with Jones, said that she was "very happy". The couple was spotted in London last month strolling arm-in-arm as they left Global studios, Daily Mail reported. Bunton said in an interview that the duo were trying for a third child, but she couldn't as she was reaching menopause. 

Speaking about her marriage with Jones, Bunton said in a 2019 interview: "It's been 20 years, we have two children, he's my soul mate, my confidant... I think it's something we would both like to do but we're both so unorganized."

Jones has been in a relationship with the Spice Girls vocalist since 1998 and the couple was on and off for a while before rekindling their romance in 2004, according to Bustle. They first crossed paths when Bunton was performing with the Spice Girls and Jones was still in the boy band Damage. "‘Years ago we did something with Damage but we weren’t in the booth together, but this time we were in there together and it was quite romantic," she told Metro in 2019. "We were hugging and kissing and the producers were like, 'can you just get a room?' So it was really special and romantic." The pair announced their engagement on January 21, 2006. Beau Lee Jones, born on August 10, 2007, and Tate Lee Jones, born on May 6, 2011, are the couple's two children.