RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — An Israeli-American talent manager re-married a Brazilian top model under a chuppah at Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue surrounded by Hollywood celebrities.
Jerusalem-born Guy Oseary and his Brazilian non-Jewish wife Michelle Alves renewed their vows in front of a crowd of celebrities including Madonna, members of U2, Elon Musk, Chris Rock, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher.
“Today is a special day in my life: my marriage to my Brazilian princess. A new and exciting chapter begins in a few hours,” Oseary wrote on Instagram before the ceremony.
Israeli rabbi Eitan Yardeni, from the Kabbalah Center, co-led the open-air ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the base of Rio’s world famous monument located at 2,300 feet featuring a breathtaking aerial view of Brazil’s second largest city.
“The fog began to roll in during the ceremony, making it appear as if guests were in the clouds while lights burned bright,” reported the Daily Mirror, adding that the wedding reportedly cost $250,000. The Fasano Hotel, at the elegant Ipanema seafront, was blocked from lodging guests not associated with the wedding.
After the ceremony, guests were welcomed at the sprawling mansion of Brazilian TV host Luciano Huck, who is also Jewish and a friend of the married couple.