Jordan's marriage is illegal

Vegas rev who wed her and Alex lost licence for bedding his flock

Slideshow
BLOW: Alex and Katie in Vegas
BLOW: Alex and Katie in Vegas & wedding certificate

JORDAN'S month-old marriage to Alex Reid is not legally valid, officials insisted last night.

The minister who conducted the service doesn't have a proper licence.

Experts say Rev Mose Henney is not registered to marry couples in Las Vegas after being forced to resign in disgrace over a sex scandal.

Henney, 67, admitted "inappropriate sexual contact, including sexual intercourse, with three adult women" at a church in Wisconsin eight years ago.

Jordan's wedding certificate is clearly signed by Henney.

But government officials say his licence to marry should have been revoked more than three years ago.

American family law experts insist ALL services by Henney, who conducted the couple's wedding at the Wynn Hotel on February 2, are now VOID.

Rev Mose Henney

It means Alex and Jordan's brief marriage could be over before it started.

It comes after the couple got involved in a bitter bust-up in Los Angeles over her ex Peter Andre bedding a Jordan lookalike, revealed by us last week. Bruised Alex, who has not signed a pre-nup, told friends afterwards: "I'm going to get dumped."

If they do break up, doubts over the legitimacy of the marriage could save Jordan, 31, from paying Alex any of her £30million fortune.

When the News of the World told Henney he was not registered correctly. He said: "You've got to be kidding. This is something I need to straighten out."

Married Henney moved to Las Vegas after quitting the Lutheran church in Wisconsin. He registered with the Lamb of God Church then left for the St Andrew's Lutheran Church three years ago.

BLOW: Alex and Katie in Vegas & wedding certificate
BLOW: Alex and Katie in Vegas & wedding certificate

But the parish secretary at St Andrew's told the News of the World he is simply a churchgoer, NOT a registered minister. Under U.S. law, you need to be registered as a minister to carry out weddings.

Last night respected U.S. lawyer Steven Weinberg said: "Technically Jordan and Alex are not married. It is a very messy situation."

See more pics of Jordan in our racy slideshow

Peter Andre's fury over call

PETER ANDRE launched a furious attack on Jordan after she told their four-year-old son to call him a LIAR in a phone chat.

She used Junior to attack the singer for sleeping with glamour girl Maddy Ford despite saying he stayed celibate after his divorce.

Junior was speaking to Peter, pictured with him right, when mum-of-the-year nominee Jordan screamed: "Tell your dad he is a liar. Daddy's got a new girlfriend." The child, clearly upset, then told Peter, 37, that his mum had showed him articles detailing his brief fling with Maddy. He asked: "Do you have a new girlfriend, Daddy? Mummy's telling me to yell at you."

Afterwards, angry Peter hit back saying: "What a terrible thing for a mother to do. Stop trying to pollute our children's minds. You're a terrible, terrible person."

He raged: "I am sick of her using our kids to wage her battles for her." The exchange was filmed for Peter's ITV2 reality show.

Your comments

This article has 81 comments

Weeeelll,
She has seriously risen in my estimation,I thought how stupid she was to marry,she has her own wealth,why jeopardize it by marrying.
As soon as Alex starts flexing his muscle (and he will) she can show him the door without fear of a pay off.
Good on yer Jordan.

By rosita.. Posted March 13 2010 at 10:32 PM.

I cant believe why people diss Katie so much..she genuinely loves those children very much(as I m sure Peter does)She was bringing up Harvey on her own until Peter came along.Peter does have a sly cheesy thing about him but I think that his manager Claire does him no favours.Get rid of your management team Peter..get back with Katie and your kids..dont,please critisise her about the children because you have used them to get yourself the limelight.get back together with them and have a happy future together.

By emily.. Posted March 12 2010 at 10:19 PM.

I wonder if she selected that minister just because it WOULD be invalid, so she can pull a Mick Jagger when she dumps Alex.

And don't you love how she turns into a crazy screeching harpy because her ex has a new girlfriend, but expects him to shut up when she's got a new "husband"?

By dementa.. Posted March 10 2010 at 3:54 PM.

katie price and alex reid are just as bad as each other alex says he just wants her for her money and katie is just the same

xoxo

By terri rodgers.. Posted March 9 2010 at 10:30 AM.

Laughing my ass off at "amazinggrace" obviously has her knickers in a twist over this discussion. totally contadicting yourself but never mind ..... you go girl lol.

I just think every one is too critical of Katie and really should stop the bullying as this is what it is. Katie is a great role model maybe not on everything she does but to get so far and she has had alot to deal with and is a great mother to those children and has been admirable with harvey.

Some people should stop being so serious and maybe worry about the main issues today rather than sitting stoning someone for silly matters let her live her life being real!

By woowoo.. Posted March 8 2010 at 10:05 PM.

We also had a very romantic wedding by the rev Henney, apart from just about choking at the "I do" part it was a great day, even Eck & Betty thought the rev was a leg-end. My missus will have to change her name for the 4rth time if this wasn't legitimate!!
BTW The Wynn hotel is superb, our m8's Bernt & Nicoletta "Gucci" Moffato were also with us (it wasn't their main holiday tho) and the SW restaurant had the best steaks EVER.

By Olives dad.. Posted March 8 2010 at 5:47 PM.

well as a mother I do feel sorry for katie or Jordan is kids I hope one day some one will wake up and realize that the pure kids needs the dad who have enough love for them. And no being with a mother who can only take of her clouth to gate people is reaction.pls I pt her so much

By gigie.. Posted March 8 2010 at 12:57 AM.

Amazinggrace: I have never read anything so hilarious. You really should keep your silly psuedo psychology to your self.The funniest part of your comments is where states that Peter has really nothing to say,please explain to me as I must of blink and missed Jordan's intellectual self analysing. This is a women who didn't know what the word rhetorical meant,even after Peter gave her the definition.

In most of her interviews she always end up talking about getting her boobs out or sex,she is so one dimensional.

You make it sound like a bad thing to fade into obscurity,well let me enlighten,you can be obscure and happy and famous and depressed,and that is where Jordan's heading.

You took time out to suggest that people who believe every thing they read about Jordan don't have fulfilled lives and need stimulating,how do you know what sort of lives they lead,some could be millionaires,lawyers, maybe they travel,do charity to work.

Don't presume to know individuals who happen to support Peter,because infact you don't not even when you try to apply your psuedo psychology.

By Babygilr.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:02 PM.

If true, how do those of us married there address this issue?

By tim.. Posted March 7 2010 at 9:10 PM.

Pse can you post on your website where couples who believed they were genuinely married should call and what they should do.

By M. Perks.. Posted March 7 2010 at 9:07 PM.

Can you all not just leave her alone....... you have no idea what it is like to live her life. If I could even begin to do what she has done with her life I would be very proud. Katie you can always marry again if Alex is the one for you :-)

By Emma Rutland.. Posted March 7 2010 at 7:57 PM.

I wish both Katie and Alex luck. They seem like really nice people. Even if their marriage was illegal, I'm sure they'll do it 'for real' soon. Good luck to them both.

By lably.. Posted March 7 2010 at 7:57 PM.

I was reading the paper this morning and to my shock and disbelief I came across this article. I actually got married by Reverend Henney so you can imagine the upset that this caused me, not only because I didn't know if my marriage from June 16th 2009 was just fake but also because at the time of reading the article it was 8am UK time and about 12am US time so I couldn't even reach Wynn wedding salons and had to wait until 5pm our time to speak to someone. When finally speaking to Wynn Wedding Salons, they have reassured me that my wedding IS NOT null and void and I was legally married by Reverend Henney - Phew, what a day!! Not sure where the information has come from about Katies marriage though!! My husband and I are celebrating our marriage again with a bottle of champagne x

By Jayne Robb.. Posted March 7 2010 at 7:49 PM.

My wife and I were married in the Wynn last year by Rev Henney. On reading the story, we immediately contacted the Wynn Hotel and their legal officials have confirmed the story was fabricated. Secondly, we contacted the Nevada County Clerk in Las Vegas and they were aware of the allegations and confirmed that Rev Mose Henney does hold a valid licence and we were not to be concerned in anyway about the legality of our own marriage.

The Wynn Hotel was the perfect location for our wedding, Rev Henney was a lovely charming man.

By cmjambo.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:30 PM.

who cares it is all so boring zzzzzzzzz sh gets told time and again even by her friends 2 stop giving paps the shots sh luvs th attention. th girl cnt help it. poor alex, get rid boy,ur life will be so much better ur 2 gd 4 her. all this may be a blessing in disguise. i hope so, do take heed RUN 4 TH HILLS AND DON'T LOOK BACK, ALL TH BEST 2 U ALEX UR A GENTLEMAN.

By linda.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:27 PM.

WHEN IS SHE GOING TO SOD OFF..THE KATIE PRICE/JORDAN BRAND IS EXTREMELY BORING NOW..JUST REPEATING HERSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN..

By IAN.... Posted March 7 2010 at 8:26 PM.

The fact the public have such a morbid fascination with Katie Price, her life and her men, feeds the predatory attitude of the media. If you believe everything you read then you are gulliable and in need of some stimulation in your own lives.

She handles herself as best as she knows under the constant scrutiny of everyone watching, judging and usually waiting to see her fall.

Peter was actually abit of a joke before his stint with Ms.Price, and has nothing to really say for himself in interviews I have watched with him. A very lacking character and that of a nervous disposition. This probably stems from being guided by 'friends', who's position is simply to promote him. Badly, arrogantly, and at the sacrifice of his own well being. Go management!!

All i know is, Katie Price will still be around in years to come. Peter on the other hand, will no doubt still be trying to sell his sob story of how he felt castrated by his ex-wife. Bored.com!

By amazinggrace.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:22 PM.

WooWoo: Get real, why would any one be jealous of an aging model who wants her daughter to ''get them out for the boys'' when she is older.If I am going to be jealous it would be some one with intelligence,beauty and talent like Angelina Jollie,Halle Berry or Jennifer Lopez.These Jordanites really need to get a clue.

By babygirl.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:45 PM.

THIS STORY IS TRUE! I have just phoned them!

By KAY.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:48 PM.

I think if Katie became her true self she would find that people took a less aggressive stance against her, but this woman is suffering from an emotional disturbance called Jordan who has no shame, regret, self control, maturity or common sense, so I feel we will all have to put with more of this disturbance projected from the non entity we all cringe at, GOD HELP US ALL!!

By maxine.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:47 PM.

Perhaps she's not as clever as all you silly little girls seem to think. And before you start quoting
''wonderful mother, business woman, author etc.etc.
Ever heard of nannies, financial advisers and ghost writers ?
You know, people you pay to do things for you.
I wonder if someone was supposed to check up on the marriage celebrant. Seems they forgot.

By emma.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:45 PM.

Well I'll be dammed! I witnessed one of the most romantic weddings I ever saw back in Sep 09, gee even the groom shed a tear and the rev was such a sweet, wholesome guy.

Congratulations was the word of the day now it seems like commiserations are in order. At least Jordan’s sorry excuse for a wedding highlighted this travesty to all the other couples out there. Say it isn’t true.

I couldn’t take another bachelorette night in Vegas!
.

By Bernt Moffato.. Posted March 7 2010 at 6:16 PM.

Katie Price only so called marraige to Alex was to get at pete,every thing she does is to try and hurt Pete.Why should she care so much if Pete has been with someone(katie your married to that wally Alex now).Poor Junior,the kids should be with Pete not this self obsessed women who just cant let her ex husband go.If Alex had any sense he should run away and fast.The women is one big joke.

By evee.. Posted March 7 2010 at 6:01 PM.

Absolutely really laughed out loud at Samantha Stow"s post.......... "Hope its true, he married us", lol.

Geting back to the story, if the minister didnt know his services weren"t legal then how would Katie and Alex? How would they know in advance that a pre-nup and magazine deal were not needed?

By Jannie.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:56 PM.

Rev Mose Henney married me and he was the most lovely person you could wish to officiate at your wedding. The Wynn is a top class hotel and there is no way this is true..... watch this space !

By Mairead Brosnan.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:29 PM.

to those of you who were married at the Wynn by the Rev Mose Henney like we were. I have just managed to contact the Wynn wedding salon and all our marriages are legal. The Wynn Hotel is a fantastic place to get married and I am proud to say I had a fantastic wedding to a fantastic Man there and wish Katie and Alex all the best in their marriage. Everybody deserves to be happy no matter who they are.

By Linda.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:17 PM.

i would love to see the state of people that say she is a mess, she she is dissed for everything she does , give her a break she has not got this far with people think horrible of her!!! Jelousy is a bad disease! Good on her , great mum, business woman, author , model and person and she deserves all the support she needs. I think everyone with her background, money and married life etc would of done the same and fly off to ibeza and party and work!!!! i know i sure would.

Pete is a false , cheesy wee man and totally acts up when camera and film crew around, just see what he was like before the devorce ....... wont be long untill he is a as been and katie is on her next venture!

By woowoo.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:01 PM.

i would make my children my top priority!
poor junior!

By adam.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:07 PM.

What is wrong about getting married in good old blighty?. Is Britain not good enough for Plastic Brain now?. My wedding wasn't a big glitz and glamour affair, but it was good enough for me.
What's more is my husband is a better man than Plastic rat will ever be.

By Lorna.. Posted March 7 2010 at 4:48 PM.

Fake woman, fake marriage!

By katee.. Posted March 7 2010 at 4:48 PM.

OMG....Am I not married!!! This man married me too!

By olive.. Posted March 7 2010 at 4:38 PM.

I got married in the same place by the same rev sep 07, does this mean i am not legally married? how do i find out? I don't care about Katie Price she can afford to marry a thousand times I can't.

By Linda.. Posted March 7 2010 at 4:10 PM.

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha(stop for breath)hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
couldnt't have happened to a nicer couple ;-)

By Sharon.. Posted March 7 2010 at 4:19 PM.

I hope it's true, the same guy was the minister at my wedding at the Wynn back in June 2009....how and when will it be confirmed?!?!?!?

By Samantha Stow.. Posted March 7 2010 at 3:50 PM.

Honestly, WHO CARES.

By Samson.. Posted March 7 2010 at 3:44 PM.

run alex for gods sake we would of all had more respect for you if you got rid of katie wen you came out of bb.was only a while earlier she dumped you on tv was trhat not enough to make u realise what type of woman she is?very strange you finally turned around the publics view of yourself.you could have been made for life but instead jordan whipped you away to marry you.wake up alex shes using you cos your popular now thats all she wants is people to love her but its too late people are sick of the fame monsterbut its not too late for u alex run like mad make your life easier

By trace.. Posted March 7 2010 at 2:57 PM.

Why so much jealousy and hatred over Katie? What's she ever done to you? She's still better off without that sly rat pratt Andre. Go Katie, hope all goes well for you.

By Jayne.. Posted March 7 2010 at 2:54 PM.

AAAAHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA MUGGGGGGGGGGG YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS A H888888 HER SHES A MESSSSSSSS N AHALF THIS IS GR8 2 C SHE HASNT GOT A CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By ANDY.. Posted March 7 2010 at 2:59 PM.

wonder if she back for mothers day!

By denise.. Posted March 7 2010 at 2:47 PM.

NOTHING SHE SAYS OR DOES SURPRISES ME
TEAM ANDRE ALL THE WAY
LOVE YA PETE FOREVER. XOXO

By NICOLA PIEROWAY .. Posted March 7 2010 at 2:33 PM.

Greaaat ! a perfect oppotunity for her to flaunt a wedding in our faces now!

By kelly.. Posted March 7 2010 at 1:16 PM.

Posh got it bang on,shes just a VIAL WOMEN.....Team andre all the way..

By rachel.. Posted March 7 2010 at 1:05 PM.

Oh dear, this could only happen to Jordan!!!! Seriously though, never mind Jordan and Alex, what about all the other poor sods who have been married by this man...

By tinkerbelle.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:50 PM.

'Stef' LOL agree with you RUN ALEX RUN WHILE YOU CAN !!!!

By SALS5.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:27 PM.

Think that is what you get when you rush things to get your names in the press. Joke is on them, still cannot beleive how big a fool alex reid is. The wedding story is gone so take it he will be dumped again for a few days lol

By Iain.. Posted March 7 2010 at 11:23 AM.

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha gezz i could laugh all day hahahahahahahahahahaha

By vicky.. Posted March 7 2010 at 11:22 AM.

Well there you go! plastic my dear's plastic!

By john.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:36 AM.

Run Alex Run!!!!!!

By Stef.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:27 AM.

I refuse to watch any programmes by Katie Price and her husbands on principle. However, I can't help but see the IN-YOUR-FACE headlines sometimes... (annoyingly) but the one that really sticks in my throat was last week when Katie claimed that the WHOLE WORLD had been deceived by Peter Andre! Whole world? Hahahaha... OK so Pete finally gets his leg-over but I hardly think that this is NEWS and I doubt people in other parts of the world are interested at all! Katie needs to retire and just make the most of the money she has earnt. I agree with an earlier comment, Alex and Katie both have a Get Out of Jail Free card... play it wisely!! I used to think Victoria Beckham was annoying!

By Pj.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:29 AM.

Run Reidy Run

By Nix.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:19 AM.

ALEX REID IS A IDIOT HE COULD REALLY MAKE A LIFE FOR HIMSELF! Now he is just jordans lapdog he should get a lead!

By den.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:16 AM.

peter andre tour is amazing get a ticket for december it was great!
Team Andre

By katherine.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:09 AM.

Her attitude, the stupid inflated lip pout, the way she treats those around her all annoy me but I am still compelled to watch her show. It has the same knuckle biting cringeworthiness as 'The Office'.

By Contentious.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:12 AM.

Alex see this opportunity as a get out of jail free card
run for the hills while you still can you don't need her to be a D-List celeb !!!

By Ben.. Posted March 7 2010 at 10:07 AM.

PETER ANDRE LOVES THOSE KIDS MORE THAN ANYTHING THEY SHOULD BE WITH HIM!

By SARAH.. Posted March 7 2010 at 9:53 AM.

"The exchange was filmed for Peter's ITV2 reality show."

Pot. Kettle. Black.

By Dan.. Posted March 7 2010 at 9:23 AM.

Why am I not surprised, everything about her is fake!!!

By Sharon.. Posted March 7 2010 at 9:10 AM.

Good chance for both of them to get out again of their 'plastic' union. I'm not a lover of 'celebrities' and rarely follow what they do, but these two are so ridiculous one can't help watching - from afar.

By Ken Clark.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:51 AM.

Absolute joke. i think we should stop writing about these people as they are not showing a good role model for our children. i used to think katie was a womans woman. speaking her own mind and getting down to nitty gritty things but just goes to show..... its pathetic. Yes it makes a good read, & shows how stable my marriage is, but thats as far as it goes! she needs to grow up and think of her children for once in a while.
TEAM PETE ALL THE WAY!!!

By cookie.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:42 AM.

i hate katie and at 1st i hated alex but after cbb he grew on me so all i have 2 say 2 u alex is get out while u still can ud b a mug 2 stay with sum1 whos only with u 2 make herself muny uv gt the fans now try n keep thm alex!

By sambaxter.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:41 AM.

oh great! now we have to wait for the real wedding to appear in OK mag... thats why they havent secured a magazine deal yet lol

i do feel sorry to all the genuine couples (and this might include jordan and alex) who thought they were married

By rianne.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:44 AM.

Hahahahahaha you could'nt make it up.
Is there anything real in this fake womans life. You just Gotta laugh.

By Alex.. Posted March 7 2010 at 8:05 AM.

i think as katie price and alex reid arn't legally married. alex should get out of the relationship whilst he can, and find someone decent who will love him for him, not his money.

By mrsd.. Posted March 7 2010 at 7:49 AM.

Whilst I don't care about Jordan and Alex, this is dreadful news for the genuine couples who believed they were married by this man. Hopefully, everyone will be contacted so they can get married legally.

By Alex .. Posted March 7 2010 at 7:13 AM.

i dont feel sorry for katie or alex.they deserve wht they get.all wht katie does is to make her money by trashing the stupid men who allow it for thinking they will get fame through her.everyone who goes thru katie is an adult and they know wht they are heading to.good luck fools

By vicky dallender.. Posted March 7 2010 at 6:52 AM.

I always thought it strange that her correct name was not on the marraige license - surely that would null and void it for a start!

By LAURA.. Posted March 7 2010 at 6:14 AM.

I aint surprised one bit.. Alex should run fast!!

By lingu.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:56 AM.

Didn't sign a pre-nub, at least the sham saved her money.

By 666.. Posted March 7 2010 at 5:02 AM.

LOL, it couldnt ave happened to nicer person LOL.

By Amanda.. Posted March 7 2010 at 2:58 AM.

I bet she's not really married! I never believed it in the first place. Remember the photographs of her after the quickie wedding-they didn't exactly look like two people in love or who had just got married did they?

By Lisa Babe.. Posted March 7 2010 at 2:40 AM.

Strange no pre nup? Poor Alex rushed to the so called 'wedding' straight out of BB. She couldn't sell the wedding pics. That's funny now the wedding is a sham. Everything about her seems to turn out FAKE.

By Justabloke.. Posted March 7 2010 at 1:33 AM.

Katie will make sure they do get married legally now and i bet she does have a pre nup. As for katie using her children to get back at him i think peter is right she should not be using junior/princess or harvey to make her points heard.

By amelia.. Posted March 7 2010 at 1:32 AM.

looking at the marrage certificit is katie prices real name not kathleen ????? should u not use ur real name to get marryd doesnt make sense iv nothing against katie or peter i just think there throwing there personal life in public there making a fool out theres selfs and the only people that r gona get hurt by it all is the kids pure we shame

By donna .. Posted March 7 2010 at 1:11 AM.

erm wonder if it means that that she has to have a ceromny for friends n family obv, not to seel the pics obv

By bobboh.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:49 AM.

What a surprise "IT WAS FILMED FOR PETERS REALITY SHOW" yeah. More like Claire edited it to make Katie looks terrible like the whole of the Katie and Peter series!

By Clayre.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:24 AM.

Reid will count himself lucky in the long run. She is sounding dreadfully desperate for a marriage and a baby these days. She should settle for a dog.

By Keith Price.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:24 AM.

sad

By monika.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:22 AM.

Ahhh! That's why there was no pre-nup - she knew there was no need for it!!

By wildshoes.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:13 AM.

How convenient!! Obviously planned to fit with her publicity drive! More publicity for the next 'real' wedding!!! Or just an easy get out move?!! Now Alex, escape!!

By Mars.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:18 AM.

Was just about to post the same comment but you beat me to it! Let's hope the hype dies down soon.......same goes for Peter Andre...it's getting tedious now!

By orangina.. Posted March 7 2010 at 12:06 AM.

Couldn't have happened to a better couple...!

By GLA.. Posted March 6 2010 at 11:53 PM.

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