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At a public ceremony held today for the media, local attorney Jose Baez announced his upcoming marriage to national television host Geraldo Rivera.
Rivera and Baez have been going steady for about 2 years. The relationship ratcheted up a notch earlier this month when Rivera unintentionally announced the long hidden relationship while filming his recent pat on his own back anniversary special. Trouble was rumored after Rivera later refused to speak about relationship, abruptly ending an interview in a fit of tears.
But Baez put all those rumors to rest today during his formal acceptance of an engagement period not to end before May 2012.
The absence of Rivera from the ceremony and celebration did raise questions.
The cheery Baez turned icy when asked to comment on Rivera’s failure to attend. “We donâ€™t normally hold press conferences or anything like that,â€ said Baez.
When asked when he last spoke with his intended, Baez replied, â€œYouâ€™re getting into the facts.â€
In response to being pressed about the possibility the couple may not last through the much publicized KC Anthony trial as well as Rivera’s rapid onset of senility, Baez grew petulant. â€œNo oneâ€™s leaving the team. People are joining it,â€ he said through clenched teeth.
Friend and fellow celebrator Cheney Mason responded to a query about the absence of the groom being cause for concern or worry. With his customary bearded flair, Mason said, â€œIt might be to you, but itâ€™s not to us. Itâ€™s an indication to us of total confidence.â€
Fellow attorney and well-wisher Dorothy Sims had this to say about being an official part of the wedding, â€œMy heart is in this.â€ She has no trepidations about performing her role as ring bearer for the upcoming nuptials. “After I spoke with these two gentleman, I wasn’t hesitant at all. Not at all.”
As the celebration drew to a close, one reporter who works for a fashion magazine in New York commented about the bravado Jose displayed by wearing his wedding tuxedo complete with cheez whiz colored cummerbund for this public announcement rather than holding it in reserve for the day of bliss. Baez responded he needed to know if it still fit considering his first wedding was a few years ago and â€œIâ€™d rather be accused of being over-prepared than under-preparedâ€.