Neil Diamond tied the knot April 21 with Katie McNeil, a music manager who he met in 2007. Now, the legendary entertainer opens up to People about the nuptials, telling the magazine, “The wedding was incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it.” It was Diamond’s third trip down the aisle; he has four kids from his two previous marriages.
Diamond, who’s 71, and McNeil, who’s 42, got married at the Beverly Hills Hotel in front of 225 guests, and he tells People, “It was great to have family there that I haven’t seen in years…and to meet the new Irish side of the Diamond family.” Diamond also shared a photo of his and his new bride’s first dance on his Twitter account, along with the caption “Our first dance as husband and wife before all hell broke loose on the dance floor.”
The happy bride tells People that at the end of the night, she and Diamond decided to skip the limo they’d booked in favor of cozier accommodations. “Instead I drove us home in my wedding gown, which barely fit in the little sports car — the lace was piled on Neil’s lap in the passenger seat,” McNeil recalls. “It was a hilarious sight. We laughed all the way home.”
More details of the wedding are featured in the new issue of People, on newsstands Friday.