If their wedding is as triumphant as Thursday’s brilliantly orchestrated public relations rollout of their engagement announcement—an obviously authorized gossip item in the New York Post’s “Page Six” column, followed at 9 a.m.
sharp, just as their MSNBC show Morning Joe went off the air, by Vanity Fair’s on the record interview with the happy duo (along with a tender photo of them, showing off Mika’s substantial diamond)—they will have a long and loving marriage.
It is also a nearly miraculous demonstration, in the public sphere, of how savvy, scrupulous and vigorous press-handling can sometimes prevent unwelcome rumors from inconvenient publication—i.e., the persistent rumor that Scarborough and Brzezinski have been romantically entangled for years.“It’s one of the great mysteries that people speak to each other about—‘How is it that none of this ever appears in the newspapers?
’,” a television industry insider told The Daily Beast.
“I don’t know how they do it, or what magic they worked.”Only their sometime frenemy and lately enemy Donald Trump has been uncouth enough to hurl the tittle-tattle into the public domain.
Irked by their criticisms of his campaign, the future president tweeted last August: “Some day, when things calm down, I’ll tell the real story of @Joe NBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, @morningmika. ”In the Vanity Fair story, Joe & Mika confided that in January, when they were on better terms, the president offered to officiate at their wedding over lunch at the White House with Trump, his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner.“If it weren’t Trump, it might be something to think about,” Mika said. Barreto and Brice Odilon Boidje and Pierre-Louis Cayrel and Gilbert Ndollane Dione and Kris Gaj and Cheikh Thiecoumba Gueye and Richard Haeussler and Jean Belo Klamti and Ousmane N'diaye and Duc Tri Nguyen and Edoardo Persichetti and and Jefferson E. , Joe exclusively opened up about their upcoming big day — and revealed which of his TV star friends he'd love to be their flower girl!Shockingly, the news came as a total surprise to the couple's loyal earlier this year if the two were an item, she responded, "I really don’t want to talk about my personal life." MORE: Oprah Gets Real About Why She Never Married Longtime Boyfriend Stedman Graham — "We Wouldn't Be Together" Despite Mika playing it cool, Joe recently alluded to the pair's romance during an interview with Though neither Joe nor Mika have revealed any more of their wedding plans thus far, we can expect Joe's four children from his two past marriages will be in attendance.He has two sons, Joey and Andrew, from his first marriage to Melanie Hinton.Not only did everybody win (with the possible exception of Alec Baldwin), the outcome suggested that Joe & Mika have a virtuosic mastery of the power grid—and know precisely which buttons to push.In retrospect, the public positioning of their private ardor looks like a textbook illustration of PR expertise.Ailes made his pitch to Johnson on Brzezinski’s behalf, and the columnist obligingly stood down.The next day, the sources said, Johnson was rewarded when Scarborough phoned him and gave him the juicy scoop that Alec Baldwin was about to be fired from his short-lived MSNBC program.Joe split from second wife Susan in 2013 and Mika similarly divorced James in 2016.It is thought that Joe and Mika's romantic relationship developed shortly after her separation. Pippa Middleton's Wedding: Get All the Details and See the Best Photos From Her Big Day!