Peaches Geldof marries
Peaches Geldof has got married.
The 19-year-old DJ - the daughter of Bob Geldof - wed Max Drummey of US indie band Chester French in a shock Las Vegas ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel on August 5 after a whirlwind romance lasting only a month.
Critics have already suggested the nuptials are nothing more than a publicity stunt to promote Chester French's new album, which is due out next month.
Peaches and Max released a statement yesterday (12.08.08) saying: "The couple tied the knot in a simple low-key ceremony in Las Vegas last week whilst holidaying in America.
"Peaches and Max are delighted to announce their very happy marriage.
"Max's band, Chester French, played at the ITV iTunes festival in June, where Peaches was a co-presenter of the show.
"The acclaimed new Boston band were signed by Pharrell Williams to his label Star Track, a subsidiary of the giant Interscope Label."
Just last month, Peaches publicly declared her love for her boyfriend of the time, Horrors frontman Faris Badwan, and even hinted the pair were considering getting married.
A friend of Faris' said: "I spoke to him at the weekend and, as far as he was concerned they were still together. Now, he doesn't know what's going on."
Although none of the couple's friends and family attended the service, Peaches informed her father Bob - who married Peaches' mother Paula Yates in Las Vegas in 1986 - she was getting married shortly before the ceremony.
Last night (12.08.08) Bob would only say: "I am aware of the statement that has been released and agree with its sentiments."
Reverend Stephen Fabretti, who conducted the nuptials, said: "They looked very happy together. I remember the bride looked very young and pale and quite angelic."
He added he thought it was "strange" that Max chose to wear sunglasses throughout the ceremony.
Peaches is not the first star to marry in the Little White Wedding Chapel.
Britney Spears wed her school friend Jason Alexander there only for the marriage to be annulled days later, while Demi Moore and Bruce Willis also tied the knot at the chapel.