Wendy Dio Re-marries
RONNIE JAMES DIO's widow and former manager, Wendy Dio, has remarried boyfriend Omar Gimenez at a private ceremony that was held in Montecito, California this past Sunday, September 9th.
Dio's good friend and maid of honour Gloria Butler (BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler's wife) remarked about the event:
"I couldn’t imagine, at my age, being part of a wedding party…never mind learning how to be a maid of honor. Well, not only did I manage to survive the entire ordeal…I thoroughly enjoyed being part of a truly wonderful event. In my next life; I’ll surely be weddingologist. This is a new field that I’ve either invented or perfected…that being a wedding planner and psychologist all in one!
The wedding was in Santa Barbara. I had been to one other wedding, not only in the same city; but the same venue. What a difference….this one was full of beauty and love and happiness. The other was full of egg shells (that most of us walked on the entire evening), judgement, and dread.
Being somebody that can’t publicaly speak terribly well and somebody that hates to read out loud; I managed to give a speech that was written only four hours prior to the wedding. According to my audience, I pulled it off really nicely and even got a good laugh (thank goodness that was the intent).
I wish Wendy and Omar a lifetime of love and happiness…the same love and happiness they showed their guests that night."
16/9 Richie Kotzen