He famously called to say he loved her…
Now Stevie Wonder is preparing to say ‘I do’ – getting married for the third time at the age of 67.
The American superstar is set to wed his third wife, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, in a star-studded beachside ceremony in Jamaica on June 17.
Third time lucky: The American superstar is set to wed his third wife, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, in a star-studded beachside ceremony in Jamaica on June 17.
Whilst his celebrity chums including Elton John and Sam Smith are both expected to attend, the singer’s nine children – ranging in age from three to 42 – will be acting as bridesmaids and best men.
Last night [Tues] a guest said: ‘It is going to be a huge, incredibly fun wedding and Stevie is flying out all his nearest and dearest.
‘The guest list is pretty spectacular, and there will be a couple of surprise performances on the night.
‘Stevie has said he may well get up and perform a number, but hasn’t said what song yet.
‘There will be a huge party afterwards as well, and the whole day will be about love, laughter and family; Stevie is very close to his, and they will all have a role to play on the big day.’
Whilst Miss Brace will sign her wedding papers in the traditional fashion, the blind singer will be using two fingerprints to make proceedings official.
The couple, who have been dating for five years, are believed to have signed a prenup – the terms of which, however, are not known.
At 42, Miss Brace is 24 years her beau’s junior – Wonder, born Steveland Morris, turns 67 next month – but the pair already have two children together. Their youngest, a girl called Nia, was born in 2014.
The Motown legend, who has won 22 Grammys and sold over 110 million records worldwide, has nine children from five women.
His former partners include Melody McCully and singer Yolanda Simmons with whom he had a daughter, musician Aisha Morris, 39, who has accompanied him on tour.
His most recent ex-wife, Kai Millard Morris, received a chunk of his £85 million fortune as well as spousal and child support for their sons, Kailand, 17, and Mandla, 11.
In his divorce papers, Californian-based Wonder, who released his hit song I Just Called To Say I Love You in 1984, also requested all his earnings post-separation were kept separate from the couple’s joint assets.