Billie Shepherd reveals wedding ‘frustrations' from her drunk dad being booted off the flight to locals selling stories

BILLIE Shepherd has opened up about the “frustrations” she had over her Maldives wedding.

The former TOWIE star married businessman Greg Shepherd in the Maldives in 2019 and it’s fair to say it didn’t go entirely smoothly.

Proceedings didn’t get off to the greatest of starts when her dad Dave was kicked off the outward flight for reportedly being too drunk, although he did eventually make it to the resort in time to give Billie away. 

But when other residents and hotel guests on the island began tipping off the press about the supposed rowdy behaviour of Billie and Greg’s friends and family, it threatened to cloud the entire happy occasion.

“It definitely didn’t spoil anything for me, but it was annoying,” Billie tells Fabulous magazine. 

“Obviously we had the thing with my dad and for that to all come out was frustrating, but then that did happen so what can you do?


“But there was someone on the island trying to sell stories the whole time. 

“We were all there, having a wonderful time and everyone on the island was so lovely, and there was one guy who was trying  to cause trouble. 

“In the end the only approach we could have was to laugh at it. 

“Everyone had the most amazing time and so did me and Greg, it really was a holiday of a lifetime. We still reminisce about it all the time.

“Things like that can be one of the downsides of being in the public eye, but you do have to accept that will happen along the way.”


Billie and Greg wed in front of 95 guests, including best friend Ferne McCann and Towie star's sister, Sam, was her maid of honour on her special day.

Guests were treated to a slap-up meal which included prawns and scallops followed by steak.

However the newleyweds came under fire from fellow holidaymakers because of her wedding guests late night partying.

Billie has since claimed that her wedding party were "very respectful" and insisted that she had no complaints.

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