“Renee would love a huge splashy wedding,” adds the source, “but that would take months to plan. Bradley told her to switch the date to a summer wedding, so she would have more time to plan her dream wedding but she doesn’t want to put it off any longer.”
Bradley and Renee, 40, are considering two locations for their dream nuptials. “They are planning to tie the knot in either Hawaii or Santa Barbara,” says the source. “They are being very tight-lipped, but they are telling family and friends to be on alert for the details of the secret location.” The source adds that the wedding party will probably be small: “Most likely there will just be a best man and maid of honor. Renee really wants to be the star of her wedding.”
Even though both stars have tied the knot before — Renee’s 2005 marriage to country singer Kenny Chesney was annulled after seven months and Bradley’s marriage to actress Jennifer Esposito lasted four months in 2007 — the two aren’t afraid of walking down the aisle again. “Bradley is very calm about the nuptials. He’s not nervous at all,” reveals the source. “He’s looking forward to their special day. He’s head over heels in love.”
The actor even confessed to his friends, “I am not even a little bit scared. I know Renee is the right one for me.” And she feels exactly the same way. “Renee is telling friends, ‘He’s the one. I want everyone to see how happy we are.’”
JoAnna Zulli is a New York-based writer who has worked for Star, Soap Opera Magazine, Woman’s World, In Touch and the New York Post.