Dale Earnhardt Jr. denies National Enquirer report of $2 million, 2,000-guest wedding at Daytona (video)
May 3, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has denied a National Enquirer report that he’ll marry longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann in a reported $2 million, 2,000-guest wedding ceremony later this year at Daytona International Speedway.
“I definitely would have a hard time writing that check,” Earnhardt told reporters at Talladega Superspeedway, site of Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race (click the link at the bottom of the story to see the interview with Junior).
“I wouldn’t force everybody to go down to Daytona for my wedding,” Earnhardt said. “I’d probably just have it right there in the backyard (of his Mooresville, N.C., ranch), but whatever’s easiest.”
Citing unidentified “sources,” the story, began “NASCAR stud Dale Earnhardt Jr.”, and then claimed “His wedding ceremony will be at the Speedway – led by a procession around the track in racing-themed cars and ending with a checkered flag at the finish line!”
Even Junior scoffed.
“That was funny,” Earnhardt chuckled. “I read it and it was a roller coaster of an article, pretty good.”
Earnhardt, who turns 40 on Oct. 10, has been dating Reimann, a 32-year-old interior decorator, for the last few years.
“Dale’s done his share of partying, and he’s finally ready to settle down,” the Enquirer story stated, quoting an unidentified “family pal.”
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As THE ENQUIRER reported, the bride- and groom-to-be hooked up when Amy was married and doing work at Dale’s home. She eventually divorced hubby Tommy Cook, former assistant director of football operations at the University of Kentucky, and was seen frequently at Dale’s NASCAR races.
But the couple kept their relationship quiet until Dale told a reporter that he had no intention of getting married. Furious, Amy slapped him with an ultimatum to acknowledge their romance – or it was over!”
The story went on to say about Junior showing up at the 2011 post-season awards banquet in Las Vegas with Reimann alongside:
While Dale introduced Amy at a NASCAR event in December 2011, “she was beginning to feel that Dale was stringing her along,” said an insider. “But he was just looking for the right moment, and his second Daytona win was it. After the race, Dale whispered in Amy’s ear that he wanted to get married this year.”
The Enquirer claims the reception will cost $500 per person and feature a menu of “steak, lobster, shrimp, smoked brisket and ribs all washed down with champagne and top-shelf liquor.”
“Dale’s wedding will be legendary and so will the cost – at least $2 million,” the source told The Enquirer. “But when you’re worth north of $300 million, that almost seems reasonable.”
One problem with The Enquirer’s exclusive report and the info the source gave it: Junior and Amy aren’t even engaged yet.
“We just skipped the engagement, I guess, and went right to the wedding,” Junior quipped to the NASCAR media.
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