WE tv’s promos for the second season of Love After Lockup seemed to include a major spoiler as they showed Marcelino and Brittany’s formal wedding. Soon after the trailer was released, I managed to find the date and the venue for the wedding, but there was no official record of a marriage. Plus, I ran across a baby registry for the couple with a due date of December 31! So what’s up? Did Marcelino and Brittany actually get married? Is Brittany pregnant?!
Let’s tackle the wedding first. Marcelino and Brittany had a formal ceremony in Las Vegas in mid-August. It looked like quite the affair as far as Love After Lockup weddings go, with lots of folks in attendance and in the wedding party. But, like I mentioned, there is no official record of the two tying the knot. Or at least there wasn’t…
…until yesterday, when it emerged that Marcelino and Brittany officially got married in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 27! So what happened? Why wasn’t the August ceremony the real deal?
I do not know for sure what happened, but I am going to go out on a limb with my “educated” guess. The wedding preview clip cuts off after the preacher asks those gathered if there is any reason that Marcelino and Brittany should not be wed. WE tv’s willingness to give away the very fact of the wedding, combined with that cut off, has me thinking that there WAS a reason that these two should not be married — and my guess is that one of them was technically still married.
Unfortunately, divorce records aren’t as easy to research as marriage records, so I haven’t been able to find any confirmation of my theory in the form of a finalized divorce for Marcelino and/or Brittany after their August wedding.
Marcelino has mentioned that his relationship with Brittany began after he suffered a “devastating breakup.” But it’s unclear if that was a marriage.
UPDATE – We now know why Brittany and Marcelino’s had to wait to get officially married! Click here for the scoop, which does include a previous marriage — but no divorce!
Meanwhile, Brittany has a four-year-old son named Giovanni and I suppose it is possible that she married her son’s father. Of course, Brittany has had quite the hard life, so it could be that she got married to someone else along the way as well.
Speaking of Brittany’s son, it appears from her Instagram account that Brittany is able to spend a lot of time with him. Giovanni has been with his dad quite a bit as well, as the father also lives in Las Vegas. Let’s hope that the co-\parenting is going as well as it appears to be on social media.
OK, so is Brittany pregnant? Here is the baby registry that I found, which lists a due date of December 31:
Brittany is relatively active on Instagram, and I just assumed that with the number of photos she posts that it would become clear whether or not she is expecting — especially if she is currently nine months pregnant! Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet, and since the registry is now getting shared a bit on social media and in Love After Lockup forums, I thought I would go ahead and bring it up.
Here is a very recent recent photo of Brittany with her son Giovanni, who Brittany calls “Gio” for short:
And another photo of Brittany, Gio, and Marcelino from October:
I know, it’s not really enough to go on.
Here are a couple more photos of Brittany taken at the time of her wedding in August:
(I should point out that Brittany’s belly seems a bit amplified in the photo on the right because of the other woman’s breast.)
In summary, I can’t yet confirm or deny whether or not Brittany is pregnant. It’s also possible that there is another couple named Brittany and Marcelino living in Las Vegas with a baby due at the end of this month — or even that the registry was created as a joke to throw off diligent reality show researchers such as myself.
And while we’re throwing out possibilities, it’s also possible that perhaps Brittany will be getting some sort of official custody of Gio at the end of the year. If so, perhaps that is what the registry is for? (That seems REALLY unlikely, though.)
One thing that does seem absolutely clear, however, is that Marcelino and Brittany are still together and still in love, as they appear to be headed for a happily ever after!
As far as whether or not the couple is expecting (or recently had) a baby, the only way to know for sure is to keep tuning in to new episodes of Love After Lockup, airing Friday nights at 9/8c on WE tv!