Sean Parker Says He’s Being “Spat Upon” For Wedding
Tech billionaire Sean Parker may be a recently married man, but he's not feeling the love anymore — at least not from the general public.
Sean, who married singer Alexandra Lenas in Big Sur on June 1, says that his lavish wedding is eliciting some harsh criticism from strangers.
"My wife and I should be happy right now, elated to have been married," Sean told the U.K.'s Guardian.
"Instead, we are being spat upon by complete strangers while walking together on the street, cursed at by a waiter in a restaurant who had read bogus media reports about our wedding, and told by complete strangers that we should get our divorce papers ready since our marriage clearly isn't going to last," he wrote.
Sean's wedding, which reportedly cost $9 million, ran into some issues with the California Coastal Commission, because it was reportedly causing some environmental damage in the Redwoods, which, on top of the ceremony's hefty price tag, prompted strangers' ire.
"Trying to correct every misconception about me would be a losing battle and I would drive myself crazy trying to do it. This situation is different because it relates to one of the most personal and private of moments in life – my wedding," he said.
"The ceremony was spiritual, intimate, and private – really only intended for our friends and family. We did not want this media spectacle because we felt it would compromise the very essence of what we were trying to communicate."