Gareth Bale 29, has secretly married his childhood lover Emma Rhys-Jones in secret but the pair snubbed his bride’s grandparents.
John and Eva McMurray, who helped raise newlywed Emma Rhys-Jones, are reeling after they were missed off the 60-strong guest list for the couple’s wedding on the exclusive Spanish island of Tagomago off Ibiza. Her dad, Martin was also absent.
Rhys-Jones’s grandparents – both in their eighties – only heard about the private wedding 10 days after the ceremony.
Mr McMurray, a retired decorator, said: ‘I’m totally gutted, I can’t believe what they’ve done.
‘We knew the wedding was coming up and of course we were expecting an invite.
‘We helped bring Emma up – I was like a dad to her when her own father was in jail.
‘She asked me if I’d walk her down the aisle when she married Gareth.’
Rhys-Jones had initially asked Mr McMurray to give her away but she was instead walked down the aisle by her brother Robert.