Billie Shepherd EXCLUSIVE: ‘Why we’re getting married again’

Greg Shepherd: 'I can't wait to marry Billie again!'

Bille and Greg Shepherd smile wearing fancy clothes

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Greg and Billie Shepherd have delighted fans by sharing their marriage and family life on screen – the good times, the bad times and everything in between.
The couple have been married since March 2019, after tying the knot in a lavish Maldives wedding, which is said to have cost them a cool £229k.
And now Greg tells Closer that he and former TOWIE star Billie are keen to follow in the footsteps of Victoria and David Beckham by renewing their wedding vows.

The Family Diaries star, 38, says, “We always say that after 10 years [of marriage] we’ll attempt to get everyone back to the Maldives, but I don’t know what island would have us!
“There were 120 of us [the first time] but it was just brilliant – the best week of my whole life. We’re definitely going to do it again.”

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The couple met in 2011, with Greg popping the question three years later when Billie was pregnant with their first child, Nelly, now eight. The couple are also parents to Arthur, six, and newborn Margot, who they welcomed in December.
Recalling the moment Greg got down on one knee, Billie, 33, gushed, “He said, ‘I love you, I want to spend the rest of my life with you and I know our baby will be just as beautiful as you are. Will you marry me?’ Then he started crying.
“It took a while for it all to sink in and then 10 minutes later I got a bit tearful too.”

Their wedding – which almost didn’t happen after Billie and and her sister Sam’s stepdad Dave Chatwood was allegedly refused on the flight for being drunk – made headlines when other holiday makers complained about the wedding party’s “yobbish behaviour” at the luxury resort on the Island of Kuramathi, which Billie and Greg strongly denied.

Billie and Greg have three children. Pictured here with Nelly and Arthur

Among the guests was Billie’s best friend at the time Ferne McCann, 32, who is unlikely to be invited this time round after a series of voice notes allegedly featuring her fat-shaming Sam were leaked last summer.
Although Greg didn’t appear in TOWIE alongside Billie, Sam and Ferne, he was thrust into the spotlight when he starred in the sisters’ spin-off show The Mummy Diaries. The show also made little stars of Nelly and Arthur, with the same likely to happen to baby Margot on their latest show The Family Diaries.
Of having three children, Greg says, “It’s a complete game-changer. Arthur and I are outnumbered now, but
it’s good. I’m enjoying it.”
But the proud dad adds that he isn’t keen to expand their brood any further.
“I personally think we’re done – Billie said the same thing. I think three is enough, otherwise we’ll have to start getting bigger cars and minibuses. But who knows, you never know.”

The Shepherds were all smiles last week as they enjoyed a 24-hour trip to Disneyland for Arthur’s birthday, with highlights from the fun-filled day shared on social media.

They also posted snaps of Nelly’s new pony, Bambi.

Despite adding that spoiling your kids, “can’t be helped”, he tells Closer, “Nelly has such a passion for horses, it really didn’t feel like we were spoiling her. We understood one day it would happen, and when Bambi came along we knew that it was the perfect horse for her. I didn’t realise this, but when looking for a horse, I found out they can end up throwing [the rider] off which was a huge concern for us. But Bambi truly was the dream horse for Nelly.”

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