Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt sold exclusive rights to their wedding ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to US Weekly. But what they failed to mention is that the ceremony isn’t exactly legal.
“We had a beautiful ceremony here…officiated by a minister and photographed by the hotel photographer. We’ve never been happier,” the newly whatevers said in a statement released Wednesday by the magazine. “And, like other elopements that happen outside the country, we’ll take care of the legal details when we get home.”
Although marriages entered into by the book in Mexico are legally recognized in the United States (but you have to petition within 10 days to make it legal in California), Montag and Pratt didn’t do everything they needed, according to E! News.
A rep for the One & Only Palmilla resort, where they opted to walk down the aisle, said that in Mexico couples are required to undergo blood tests, provide birth certificates and fill out the required paperwork at least two business days prior to the ceremony. However, paparazzi spotted the couple leaving Los Angeles last Wednesday, meaning they were in Mexico less than a day before the ceremony.
MTV, which said yesterday that it wished Montag and Pratt the best and couldn’t wait to “share their special moment with The Hills fans later this season,” confirmed Friday that footage of the vow swap will be featured on a fifth-season episode of the series from whence the couple sprang.
“MTV is currently filming Heidi and Spencer in Mexico, as we were expecting to capture them on vacation,” said The Hills executive producer Liz Gateley. “Fans will be able to see the exclusive footage from the ceremony in an upcoming episode, and we will continue to follow the newlyweds’ relationship as it plays out in real life.”
No word on when the legal ceremony will take place.