Justin Timberlake will marry his longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel just outside Naples, Italy, this week, a source exclusively revealed.
“They are ready to get married,” an insider says of the intimate, upcoming ceremony to be attended only by close friends and family. With the bride and groom’s team taking “extra precautions,” celebrations kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 16m reports US Weekly.
“The wedding was top-secret, hush-hush,” a close friend of the two told Life & Style. “Save-the-dates went out in the spring and little information was given. Guests were warned that any phones or cameras would be confiscated, so best to leave them at the hotel.”
In fact, friends and family didn’t even know where they were going until they landed at a stop en route to their ultimate destination, Celebuzz reveals. That stop was in Germany, where guests were given further instructions.
“Guests flew out on Monday and landed in Frankfurt with no further instructions,” a source told reporters. “Upon their arrival, they were all given itineraries and tickets to the south of Italy, where the wedding festivities will take place.”
Jessica Biel has also kept silent about her wedding plans and the week-long celebration before the big day — even trying to throw people off the wedding scent.
However, there’re reports which claim that the two have chosen a tiny town near the city for their nuptials, a location that “means a lot to both of them.”
One source revealed: “The wedding is happening outside of Naples in a tiny town this week. It is their favorite place, a location that is very special to them. There will be a few hundred guests, and the maid of honor will be Jessica’s longtime best friend, Lindsay Ratowsky.”
Another one added: “Jessica’s stylist, Estee Stanley, who is also Justin’s partner in his home décor business HomeMint, has been helping to plan the wedding.”
Though the two have been quiet on their wedding plans, Justin Timberlake enjoyed a bachelor’s weekend last month – beginning the festivities in Las Vegas and winding up in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“She’s a really, really, really special person,” Timberlake said at a Trouble with the Curve press conference earlier in October. “Plus, she’s really, really, hot!”
He went on, adding: “I think it’s important to remember that you go into something like marriage knowing that you don’t know very much about it at all. But I do look at the marriage of my mother and stepdad, and what makes it work for them is that it’s a team effort.”
Timberlake and Biel have been together for about five years, though they split briefly in March 2011. However, they were seen together again in September during a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colo., and soon reunited.
“We have a couple of rules in our relationship,” Timberlake says. “The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.”