We won't pretend to understand the intricacies of celebrity wedding culture; we're aces if there isn't a cash bar and the DJ plays "The Humpty Dance." So perhaps it's within the realm of celeb marital etiquette for the groom to send out a blast email to guests announcing that the wedding's off, just under two months before it's scheduled to take place.
Which is what Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings has done. Which is how his fiancé, model Rachel Hunter, discovered their wedding wasn't going to happen in August.
Ouch. We weep for another hockey love connection gone haywire. Help us Duffrie and FisherWood ... you're our only hope! From the Daily Mail in London:
The couple bought a £2.2million house in Hermosa Beach last year and were hoping to have a child together soon after the wedding.
A friend of the model told The Sun: 'She is absolutely devastated. Everything was in place for their wedding - she had the venue, the designer dress, the guest list. ... She has absolutely no idea why Jarret has done this. It sounds like it could be a classic case of cold feet. He is a fair bit younger than her.'
Hey, cold feet from a hockey player! Because, you see, they play on ... sorry.
While we tend to believe age ain't nuthin' but a number (hence the restraining orders), Hunter is 39 and Stoll is actually 27 today (happy birthday, sir). As we've said before: "In hockey terms, he's the Lebda to her Chelios."
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The Daily Mail reports that Hunter has sought comfort with ex-husband Rod Stewart, which makes sense when you consider that old heart of his has broke a thousand times. Hunter's other former paramours include singer Robbie Williams, Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin and, most infamously, Sean Avery of the New York Rangers. Yes, Hunter was one of the lovelies who took some shrapnel during Sloppy Seconds Gate.
Speaking of Avery, he's back on the gossip pages after being seen "canoodling" with the model girlfriend of New York Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez. (Hilary Rhoda's the one who posed with Sanchez in GQ.)
In Page Six, "canoodling" can mean everything from a flirty conversation to something you'd see on Cinemax at 2 a.m. In either case ... boy, it's good to have Avery back in the Big Apple. And Namath would have never put up with this nonsense.