Holy crap, folks, have you heard?! This news is going to change your life. LeBron James is getting married to Savannah Brinson! And TMZ was able to get a photo of their "save-the-weekend"! It's pretty cute, but there are a couple issues with the thing that one simply cannot ignore.
But for some very exciting background info: James is going to tie the knot with his fiancee in San Diego, California. They asked guests to show up on the weekend of September 13-15. There's also a very cute caricature of Bron, Savannah, and their two children flying on a plane, dressed up in their nicest wedding gear. James and Brinson have been dating off and on since high school in Akron, Ohio.
James proposed on New Year's Eve 2011, and the ring supposedly cost ... $300,000!! Ah, to be rich and famous.
But back to those issues about the date. Let's discuss.
First, TMZ pointed out that September 13 is actually the beginning of Yom Kippur. That's a very holy day for Judaism, and Hebrews are supposed to fast for 24 hours and pray during that time. Eep! Could be tough for some of the guests to be able to make it, assuming LeBron has invited some Jewish friends?
But that's not the worst part. Or maybe it is, depending on how superstitious you are. September 13 is a Friday. Who would want to start off their wedding weekend on Friday the 13th?! Would anyone really want to begin a (hopefully) lifetime of happiness with their partner on one of the unluckiest days of the year? Hell no! Though they'll probably get hitched on that Saturday, still ... why even risk it. Even if it's a rehearsal dinner on Friday the 13th, it just feels like you've given yourself an opening for things to go wrong. Let's hope no black cats are invited and that the couple steers clear of ladders. And mirrors.
Of course, it's just a day, the date won't mean anything in the long run, blah blah. But for some people, the risk is simply too great.
Still, LeBron is super-famous and a gazillionaire, so maybe he's above such a silly thing called "luck." But since Friday the 13th is involved in their wedding weekend, let's hope they sign a prenup (actually, let's hope they sign a prenup regardless of the date).
Would you ever get married or do something important on Friday the 13th?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside