WBFF (Fox45) news anchor Jennifer Gilbert married Baltimore businessman Edward St. John, according to a post the veteran journalist put on her Facebook page Saturday. (The post has since been taken down.)
“Just married. Mr. and Mrs. Edward St. John,” Gilbert posted, accompanied by a photo of the smiling couple walking down a white carpet in their wedding finery.
Gilbert, 51, spoke about her wedding at the end of Thursday’s Fox45 newscast, saying, “I wanted to let you know I’m going to be off for a few days. I’m getting married on Saturday.”
The wedding, which took place in Jupiter, Florida, was an “intimate ceremony of 12 guests, mostly immediate family,” Gilbert writes in an email. The couple is spending a few days yachting on the Chesapeake Bay (“There is nowhere more beautiful and romantic to us," she writes), with an extended honeymoon planned for the spring, a cruise to the Arabian Peninsula and the Mediterranean (though not on their boat).
She had announced her impending nuptials in an Aug. 29 post, writing, “I have some news to share with you. I’ve been spending some time lately—shopping for a wedding dress. I’m getting married in October. I am over the moon with happiness, and filled with gratitude for God’s blessing of love.” Accompanying the post was a picture of her during a trip to New York, trying on a wedding dress. The dress "in this photograph is lovely, but not THE one,” she wrote. (The dress she did choose for her wedding, judging by the photographs, was far less flowing and lacy than the one she was shown pondering in New York.)
Gilbert’s new husband, Edward St. John, 81, is founder and chairman of St. John Properties, a commercial real estate firm that has developed, constructed and owns 20 million square feet of property in Maryland and seven other states, according to its website. The company’s Maryland properties include Baltimore Gateway on Koppers Street, the Annapolis Junction Town Center, the Business Center at Owings Mills, BWI Tech Park in Linthicum and The GATE at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He lives in Severna Park.
Gilbert, who last year celebrated 25 years with Fox45, co-anchors the station’s evening newscasts with Kai Jackson.