Jade Jones: who is the Damage singer Emma Bunton married, when was their wedding and do they have kids?

The former Spice Girl’s husband is best known as the lead singer in 90s boy band Damage - and later became a chef

Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton has tied the knot with her long-term fiance and father of her two children, Jade Jones.

Jones had previously also enjoyed the celebrity spotlight, before leaving showbiz to pursue his passion for cooking.

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The pair have been engaged for 15 years, but Bunton recently admitted to Lorraine Kelly, on her ITV daytime show, that the pair “can’t organise anything.”

The couple have been engaged since 2006 and have two children together (Picture: Getty Images)
The couple have been engaged since 2006 and have two children together (Picture: Getty Images)

So, who is Jade Jones, and where did they get married? This is what you need to know.

Who is Jade Jones?

Jones is a former R&B singer who has since trained to become a chef.

He was born in Finchley, London, in 1979 and is of Jamaican and British descent.

Emma announced she had wed her partner of 23 years in a sweet Instagram post (Picture: Emma Bunton/Instagram)

The singer was a member of the band Damage in 1994 and went on to sell over 2.6milion records worldwide, before joining CherryBlackStone in the early 2000s.

In 2006, he was crowned the winner of Channel 4’s Olympic-style sports gameshow, The Games.

In 2008, Jones left his band and decided to pursue a career in cooking and became a trainee chef.

Where does he work?

He has reportedly worked at a sister pub to Primrose Hill’s The Lansdowne, Lord Stanley’s in Camden.

However, his biggest culinary achievement could be that he is now a chef at Mayfair’s Five star hotel, Claridge’s. The residence has often been referred to as ‘The annex of Buckingham Palace,’ given its popularity with the queen.

How long have Jones and Bunton been together?

Jones and Baby Spice first became a couple in 1998, becoming engaged in 2006.

They share two children together, Beau Lee Jones, 13, and 11-year-old Tate Lee Jones.

How did they announce they had married?

The happy couple announced that they had wed on their Instagram pages.

Bunton shared a sweet snap of her and her husband smiling as they hugged each other.

She captioned the snap: “Mr and Mrs Jones!”

Jones also shared a photograph from the ceremony, showing the couple framed by a stunning white rose archway.

The couple did not share details of their wedding, as Bunton told Lorraine Kelly a few months ago that they wanted it to be a private ceremony with no public attention.

She wore a short white dress for the occasion, with a food length veil and flower headband. Her dress had sheer paneling and sleeves, which was paired with white heeled thong-sandals.

He was dressed in a Gucci blazer, cream chinos and a brown fedora hat.