Marnie Simpson and Casey Johnson ‘cancel big day’ due to Covid restrictions

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Marnie Simpson has been left devastated after cancelling her summer wedding to fiancé Casey Johnson, a source has told us.

“Marnie planned her wedding for this August and even sent out invites,” the source revealed.

“She had already booked the venue, started organising her wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, cakes and flowers. But with the Covid restrictions not being lifted in time, she’s decided to put it off until next year.”

Opening up to us in May about her dream wedding, the 29-year-old gushed that she had found their dream venue and revealed the guestlist would include former Geordie Shore stars Charlotte Crosby, Chloe Ferry, Sophie Kasaei, Nathan Henry, Holly Hagan and Bethan Kershaw.

But our source said Marnie’s biggest dream is for a fun and laid-back wedding and she’s now determined to wait until her day can go ahead without a hitch.

“Marnie wanted a really relaxed and fun wedding where people can enjoy themselves, and as it stands this wouldn’t be the case,” the source continued.

“She feels she won’t be able to enjoy it as there are certain restrictions currently in place, such as only the bride and groom being able to dance.

And she’ll be worrying that her friends and family won’t be able to let their hair down and enjoy the day, too. She’s gutted it can’t go ahead, but because the rules are ever changing, it could get to the day before her wedding and the country could be heading into another lockdown.”

To keep herself in high spirits, Marnie – who got engaged to Casey in August last year, ten months after they welcomed their son Rox – is now focusing on buying a new family home and keeping on track with her health and fitness journey.

The star was diagnosed with a chronic UTI in 2016 and was forced to undergo an invasive bladder operation after she gave birth to Rox.

She said the pain of her condition changed her as a person and even led to her temporarily splitting up with Casey in February this year.

“It affected everything. I changed as a person, my relationships broke down, my work stopped and I couldn’t be the mam I knew I truly was,” she explained.

Since then, Marnie has found exercise and following a healthy diet have helped ease her painful symptoms.

“Marnie’s obviously sad about her wedding being put off but the most important thing is health and happiness,” our source explained.

“She’s focusing on buying her new house and her fitness. She’s currently working out every day and feeling great for it. She’s sure her dream wedding will still happen, but 2021 just isn’t the year.”

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