Stars from the political sphere and Tinseltown collided over the weekend when popular CNN strategist Ana Navarro tied the knot with Republican lobbyist Al Cardenas.
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Somebody said to me last night, “I’m not sure where else I could be dancing next to @gloriaestefan, @evalongoria, Isaiah Thomas and @mittromney while @willychirino sings the “Guantanamera” other than your wedding. Yup. That happened. And it happened, not because they are celebrities, or famous, but because they are close friends. And it touched us so much that very busy friends and relatives flew from all over the country and world to be with us for this very special moment. #navarrocardenasatlast
The bride, 47, wore a Luis Escudero for Rene Ruiz Collection gown to wed her beau, who is 24 years her senior.
Navarro told People that after knowing one another for 25-plus years, the pair decided the timing was finally right and recently decided to give their relationship another shot. “Recently,” as in they-just-got-engaged-in-October recently. Why the rush? Navarro explained to People en Español that she wanted her father and her mother, who is in “very frail health,” to be able to see their daughter get married, which required them to travel from Nicaragua. This marks the first marriage for Navarro, and the second for Cardenas.
According to Page Six, politics inevitably made its way into the duo’s celebration. The quip of the evening came from Lee Schrager, who slid a Trump one-liner into his best man speech. Poking fun at Navarro and Cardenas, who are both Republican “Never Trumpers,” Schrager jokingly said Ivanka Trump had texted him to ask why the couple hadn’t held their Florida nuptials at Mar-a-Lago.