Jason Campbell, quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, cancels his Caribbean nuptials with fiancée Jenny Montes, hours before she walks down the aisle. The 162 guest ceremony and reception in Montes’ home country of the Dominican Republic, planned publicly through interviews and tweets by the couple, was cancelled this past weekend with no plans as of yet for the future.
Montes, the single mother and former nightclub hostess and Campbell met in 2005 at a bar in D.C. during Campbell’s days as a Washington Redskin. The two were friends for several years before reconnecting in 2010 and then getting engaged on New Year’s Eve of the same year. The couple openly discussed their upcoming wedding divulging details such as their large, 23 person bridal party. The then bride-to-be would regularly ‘tweet’ about buying her wedding dress as well as other wedding details.
Since news of the cancelled wedding broke, Campbell appears to be trying to calm the waters. In a statement to The Washington Post, Campbell states, “We’re not trying to force anything right now. We’re taking everything one day at a time, trying to let all the air and the dust clear.”
In response to sources claiming that the football star left his fiancée at the altar Campbell tells The Washington Post, “I love her enough not to leave her at the altar. I love her enough to talk to her before it gets that far.”
Although details of the breakup are still unknown, the couple still must enjoy each other’s company as both are still together in the Dominican with their families, treating their time there as just a big family vacation.