Michelle Mone has revealed she’s set a third wedding date with Doug Barrowman, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to postpone their big day twice.
The Scottish entrepreneur, 48, who was initially set to tie the knot in early spring, shared a glam snap of herself on Instagram on Saturday – on what would have been her rescheduled wedding date.
Captioning the selfie, which showed her standing before a waterfront setting, she wrote: ‘Today was meant to be the day Doug and I got married.
Third time lucky: Michelle Mone has revealed she’s set a third wedding date with Doug Barrowman, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to postpone their big day twice
‘It’s the second time we’ve had to postpone our special day, but we’ve set a date and are more excited than ever. #ThirdTimeLucky ❤️.’
Following government guidelines amid the novel coronavirus lockdown, Michelle explained back in March that she didn’t want to risk the health of her guests and older family members at the large gathering.
The ‘disappointed’ entrepreneur said in a statement: ‘Doug and I were very much looking forward to getting married in the coming weeks but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances.
Delayed: The Scottish entrepreneur, 48, who was initially set to tie the knot with billionaire Doug Barrowman in early spring, before rescheduling for August 8
‘We are particularly conscious of government advice in relation to both the well-being of older family members and large gatherings of people.
‘So in line with that advice for the UK and beyond we are postponing our wedding and have set a new date.
‘It’s been two years in the planning and of course we’re disappointed but safety comes first.’
She added: ‘I feel for everyone who is in the same situation and hope that they, like us, will be looking forward to a celebration in the future.’
The star was set to marry Doug in the upcoming weeks in the 13th century Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the heart of the Palace of Westminster, otherwise known as ‘the House of Lords church’.
Positive outlook: She optimistically stated, ‘It’s the second time we’ve had to postpone our special day, but we’ve set a date and are more excited than ever. #ThirdTimeLucky ❤️’
Michelle announced her engagement in December 2018 after Doug romantically proposed with a stunning eight carat diamond ring at their London home.
She exclusively told MailOnline in January that she was four weeks away from her wedding target weight and shared details of her then upcoming nuptials.
Michelle has candidly been keeping her Instagram followers updated with her weight loss journey, revealing in November that she was at her ‘target weight’ after losing 11lbs and slimming down to a svelte size 10.
Yet the star revealed in January that she was still ‘four weeks away’ from her wedding target weight, she told MailOnline: ‘I feel as though I’ve got another four weeks to go until I will be at the target that I want to be for the wedding.
Coy: The star appeared on ITV’s This Morning back in January 2019, and was initially coy about showing off her ring
Dazzler: However, the diamond dazzler was soon on display
‘I think everyone has a target for themselves. It has been a journey for me, it has taken me many years to lose, what will almost be, seven-and-a-half stone. It has not been quick, it has been long, I have learnt so much along the way.’
Michelle added: ‘It has been a long journey but I think for the first time in the last six months, I feel amazing, I do not feel my age at all, I feel ten years younger! If you put the work in, then you get the results. It’s not easy! I hope I keep it up.’
The star also shared details of her now postponed wedding to Doug as she admitted that they have turned down magazine deals to cover their nuptials as they are ‘quite private people’.
Michelle, who spoke to MailOnline after jetting back from an idyllic Christmas break sailing around the Caribbean, said: ‘It’s all very exciting, there is so much to do.
‘Luckily, we have got an incredible company doing the wedding and they are used to doing weddings like this. They have been superb so far.
‘They have just told me “All you need to do, is turn up”. I kind of want to know all the details, so I drive them nuts a little bit, but they say, “Look, everything is fine, everything is OK, you don’t need to worry, that’s why you’ve got us!”.’
Michelle sweetly added: ‘So yeah, I am just looking forward to spending an incredible weekend with family and friends. It will be very special and as long as they have an absolute blast, it will be a great wedding.’
However, despite sharing details of her wedding plans, the star revealed that her now postponed nuptials won’t be covered in magazines as she’s ‘quite private’.
Michelle continued: ‘We have been offered quite a lot of deals for the wedding, for certain magazines to cover it, but it’s a no for us.
‘We are quite private people, maybe we will release a picture if people want it and that will be for charity. So that’s maybe the way to do it, we’re hoping.’
Idyllic: Michelle spoke to MailOnline in January after jetting back from an idyllic Christmas break sailing around the Caribbean (pictured)
Michelle revealed that they had already started having pre-wedding celebrations and they got their whole family together over Christmas.
She said: ‘It was amazing, we started off with the whole family at the Gleneagles in Scotland, both Doug and I are from Glasgow, we thought it would be nice to get everyone there before we get married.
‘Then we went sailing around the Caribbean, swimming with stingrays and turtles. We all had a ball, so it was nice.’
Talking further about her weight loss journey, Michelle revealed that she follows her own 29 diet rules which is a pescetarian diet with lots of legumes and vegetables as meat leaves her feeling ‘bloated and lethargic’.
Michelle said: ‘I’m not a nutritionist or a fitness instructor but I know my stuff now – what is good to eat, bad to eat, type of exercise and my exercise can be free. I do go out and walk a lot. I don’t have a trainer all the time!
‘I have fun as well but I know when to quit and when to buckle down. I know how to maintain it, which is the hardest thing.’
She added: ‘I’ve got these new 29 steps that I do. You know, it does work for me, some nutritionist out there might think “Well, that’s not good” but I have studied a lot.’
The star continued that she treats her body like a business, she said: ‘I am very disciplined in the businesses that I do and I have now taken the same principles from the businesses and I’ve put that into my lifestyle.’
Smitten: Michelle announced her engagement in December 2018 after Doug romantically proposed with a stunning eight carat diamond ring at their London home. Pictured in 2017