Stevie Wonder is preparing to say 'I do' to his girlfriend Tomeeka Bracy in what will be his third wedding. The Motown legend and the mother of his two children will marry in a beachside ceremony in Jamaica on 17 June, with a number of stars in attendance. The groom's close friends and fellow musicians, Elton John and Sam Smith, are expected to attend.
Stevie's nine children, who range in age from three to 42, will all play key roles on the day. A guest told The Daily Mail: "It is going to be a huge, incredibly fun wedding and Stevie is flying out all his nearest and dearest. The guest list is pretty spectacular, and there will be a couple of surprise performances on the night. Stevie has said he may well get up and perform a number, but hasn't said what song yet. There will be a huge party afterwards as well, and the whole day will be about love, laughter and family. Stevie is very close to his, and they will all have a role to play on the big day."
Stevie Wonder and his girlfriend Tomeeka will tie the knot in June
Tomeeka is expected to sign her wedding papers in the traditional fashion, while the blind singer will be using two fingerprints to make proceedings official. The couple are also believed to have signed a prenup. Stevie – full name Stevland Hardaway Morris – and Tomeeka began dating five years ago. They welcomed their second child, a daughter Nia, in December 2014. The little girl's name means purpose, which is "one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa" – the annual week-long African American celebration.
The musician has nine children from five different women. His eldest is Aisha Morris, from his relationship with Yolanda Simmons. Stevie, who has been joined on stage by Aisha numerous times, says his firstborn was the inspiration for his hit single Isn't She Lovely.