It took us a couple days to process this, but Joe Francis is really getting married--and to an adorable girl, CBS reporter Christina McClarty.
Hollyscoop got the dish from a source close to the couple who already has all the details on their engagement and upcoming wedding!
The insider tells us EXCLUSIVELY that Joe and Christina met at Quincy Jones' house, who is indeed going to be the best man at the ceremony. He and Francis know each other because they're neighbors in Bel Air.
The two have been together for four years, but on and off. "The relationship has been tried and tested," says the friend. "And in this case there is a happy ending."
All together now...AWWW! Joe popped the big question to his sweetheart while they were vacationing in St Tropez. They celebrated surrounded by close friends.
As for the couple's choice to have a civil domestic partnership rather than marriage? The source says, "They don't believe it's appropriate to be married until their gay and lesbian friends are afforded the same rights to legally marry inthe United States."
Sounds like a legit reason to us! It is the 21st century after all! Joe and Christina are reportedly planning an October ceremony--and it won't just last one day!
The friend dishes, "They plan on a three-day celebration, inviting 200 of their closest friends and family. It will be held at Casa Aramara, Francis’ beachfront estate in Punta Mita, Mexico."
The source adds that it's sure to be a lavish celebration of love and there will be tons of surprises that will make the party unforgettable.
We hope to get an invite! Congrats to the happy couple!