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Officially glued! Sean Paul, 'Jinx' to tie knot late May

Published:Friday | May 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Jodi 'Jinx' Stewart and Sean Paul
Sean Paul and Jodi 'Jinx' Stewart at Smirnoff X.Clusive at Chateau X.Clusive, 3 Cherry Drive, Cherry Gardens, on New Year's Eve. - Rudolph Brown/Photographer

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer


She Doesn't Mind artiste, Grammy-award winner, reggae superstar, Sean Paul's wedding late, late this month to his long-time girlfriend, Jodi 'Jinx' Stewart, is shrouded in secrecy.

The decorators are tight-lipped, the coordinators are not speaking and Today has been warned about carrying the story announcing the planned nuptials. "You know, security is important when you are doing weddings like these, my dear. We really don't want the yuppies crashing the gate," stated a highly placed source.

So this is what we have:

Invitation - not even the wedding guests know the location of the wedding

Shuttle - guests will go to an unnamed venue and will then be shuttled to the venue

Who is the bride? - Jodi Stewart is involved in the entertainment business. She is a host at Reggae Entertainment Television (RE-TV). Stewart was one of the first VJs hired to RE-TV and became the host of RE-TV's flagship show VIP Backstage, where she interviewed many celebrities and party patrons bringing the vibe of the party to your TV set. The talented and fun broadcast enthusiast went on to do RE View with various co-hosts.

Jinx's confidence and ease enabled her to pull off any hosting job, says her profile on the RE-TV website. She co-hosted BET's J's Video Countdown and also appeared as the only English-speaking VJ on a few episodes of The Roof on Telemundo, which aired throughout Latin America.

Jinx's charismatic personality got her appearances in international music videos, the cover of Appleton Magazine (a local publication), a spread in the international men's magazine Maxim, and a spot on Air Jamaica's in-flight magazine programme Island Style, which ran for over a year.

After testing the waters on different shows on RE, Jinx has now settled in her role as host of E-Weekly, an entertainment news programme that airs every hour.

Stewart's hobbies

The well-travelled Jodi 'Jinx' Stewart has visited over 121 cities in 30 countries. Her hobbies include sewing, make-up artistry and, of course, being in front of the camera!

Sean Paul shot to fame in 2002, the same year he started dating Jinx, with his award-winning album Dutty Rock, heralding a new wave of dancehall success in the United Kingdom, with album tracks Get Busy, Like Glue and the smash hit Gimme The Light enjoying mainstream chart success.

In an interview published last month in The Gleaner, Paul told voice reporter Davina Hamilton that having somebody by his side was a great thing.

This is after he was pushed into answering when he planned on making things official with Jodi.

"I don't usually get that personal in interviews ... but I am happy. There are always things in life that are topsy-turvy, but when you have somebody by your side, it's a great thing."