‘I wasn’t invited to the wedding’: Spencer Matthews hits back at best pal Jamie Laing after being ‘absolutely hammered’ for ‘snubbing’ his nuptials
Spencer Matthews has accused best friend Jamie Laing of ‘serious communication’ after being accused of ‘snubbing’ the Made In Chelsea star’s recent wedding.
Laing married long-term girlfriend and co-star Sophie Habboo at Chelsea Registry Office on Friday morning, but Matthews, wife Vogue and their children were curiously absent from the ceremony.
Instead Matthews and his family were abroad on a planned holiday, and he has since clarified their reason for missing the service, which will be followed by a second wedding ceremony in Seville on May 19.
Discussing Jamie’s wedding on the Spencer & Vogue Podcast, the TV personality, 34, and his presenter wife admitted and they were unhappy with the criticism levelled at them for not attending.
Williams said: ‘Sophie looked absolutely magnificent, we were absolutely thrilled for them, but we also did not know it was happening because we were not invited.’
Speaking out: Spencer Matthews has accused best friend Jamie Laing of ‘serious communication’ after being accused of ‘snubbing’ the Made In Chelsea star’s recent wedding
Special day: Laing married long-term girlfriend and co-star Sophie Habboo at Chelsea Registry Office on Friday morning, but Matthews, wife Vogue and their children were curiously absent
Matthews added: ‘I’m being hammered for ‘snubbing’ my best friend’s wedding to go on holiday, and then was posting about my holiday.
‘I’m not here to b***h about my best friends but there’s been some serious miscommunication from him.’
He added: ‘I just want set the record straight, more than anything. I’m not here to whinge. I was not invited to this part of Jamie’s wedding, and neither was Vogue.’
Williams also revealed was ‘fuming’ to miss out on an invite to the Chelsea service because a scheduling clash means she will also also be forced to miss their second ceremony in May.
The couple returned from their overseas break to be confronted by an inbox full of messages accusing them of ‘snubbing’ the wedding, some of which they claim were “really mean.”
Good times: Instead Matthews and his family were abroad on a planned holiday, and he has since clarified their reason for missing the service
Setting the record straight: ‘Sophie looked magnificent, we were absolutely thrilled for them, but we also did not know it was happening because we were not invited, Matthews said
And Matthews admits he was ‘p***ed off’ to not receive an invite, as he would have ‘flown to Japan’ in order to attend his best friend’s wedding ceremony.
He said: ‘Long story short I didn’t get the call up to the wedding, and about ten days ago I was with him recording [podcast] Sixty Degrees. I said is there anything I can do for this registry? Is there anything I can do for you given I’m a part of this wedding and I’m one of your best men?
‘And he said no, this is a very small family thing and you don’t have to do anything – there’s nobody coming to it. It’s tiny.’
While they missed the ceremony, Laing and Habboo were joined by family and friends at the wedding including the bride’s sister Georgia and mother and father as well as Jamie’s mother and sister.
Their Made In Chelsea co-stars including Melissa Tattam and Gigi & Olive founder Georgie Le Roux were also in attendance.
Sophie’s £3,865 dress for the legal ceremony was from Vivienne Westwood and is called The Mini Cora Cocotte – inspired by the seminal Cocotte shape.
The gown was first created for the 21st birthday of Vivienne’s granddaughter – Cora Corré, as a full length gown.
In their first joint interview the couple insisted they would not be turning their marriage into a reality spinoff show because relationships have a better chance of surviving away from the cameras.
Candy Kittens owner Laing told MailOnline reality TV is ‘tough on the soul’ and after realising he wanted to marry former co-star Sophie he knew his departure from Made In Chelsea was inevitable.
He revealed: ‘We got asked to do a TV show but it’s tricky. I have done reality for so long and it’s tough on the soul. I don’t think TV is ever on your own terms so unless you have control over those things then it’s quite difficult.
‘It’s one of those things that you must decide whether you want to go down the reality TV route again or not.
‘Once you get married, what happens then? Do we do another show about being married… when does it end? For the moment I am parking reality.’