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They may have seen their fair share of split ru­mours over the years, but de­spite the dra­mas of the past decade, Bec and Lleyton He­witt are stronger than ever!

So much so, New Idea has learned the glam­orous cou­ple are now plan­ning to re­new their vows in a lav­ish cer­e­mony. The pair first said their “I dos” at Syd­ney’s Taronga Zoo in July 2005 and then wel­comed their first child Mia, now 13, just four months later. Now, fol­low­ing two more chil­dren – Cruz, 9, and Ava, 8 – Lleyton’s ten­nis ca­reer sky­rock­et­ing, a re­lo­ca­tion to the Ba­hamas, fol­lowed by a move back to Mel­bourne, Bec and Lleyton fi­nally feel able to re­lax, breathe and take stock of their re­la­tion­ship. Bec and Lleyton have de­cided to get mar­ried again for a few rea­sons, a source re­veals. “Mostly they just feel that now is the right time to re­new their vows now that Lleyton’s ten­nis ca­reer has wrapped up, their kids are growing up and they’re ready to start this new stage of their lives,” ex­plains an in­sider. ‘They’ve had such a whirl­wind re­la­tion­ship from the start – get­ting en­gaged af­ter just a few months, hav­ing Mia straight away then go­ing on tour and trav­el­ling the world for 10 years through the highs and lows of Lleyton’s ca­reer.

“Not to men­tion two more kids,” the source added.

The 35-year-old ac­tress pre­vi­ously spoke of the pres­sures of their fast-paced courtship since they first met.

“We caught up and that was it. It was such a whirl­wind, which I think was part of the rea­son why we ended up with such a lot of at­ten­tion – be­cause it was af­ter only six weeks that we got en­gaged,” she told Stel­lar.

An­other big fac­tor be­hind the cou­ple’s de­ci­sion to re­new their vows is the kids, who have been want­ing to watch their mum and dad get mar­ried again for years.

“They al­ways pull out pho­tos of Bec and Lleyton’s wed­ding and go through them. So they felt it would be nice to have an­other cer­e­mony and in­volve Mia, Cruz and Ava this time. The whole fam­ily will be in­volved. It’s go­ing to be so spe­cial,” adds the source.

And no ex­pense will be spared for the cer­e­mony as the cou­ple plan to go all out and make it an un­for­get­table day.

“Bec and Lleyton are go­ing the whole hog with it. They’ve even had ‘sec­ond time around’ hens and stag par­ties, with Bec tak­ing off with her girl­friends to Queens­land while Lleyton had a boy’s week­end with some mates in the Ba­hamas. They’re re­ally let­ting their hair down and en­joy­ing the whole ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The news of a sec­ond wed­ding comes hot on the heels of per­sis­tent split ru­mours, with var­i­ous sources over the years claim­ing the cou­ple were “liv­ing sep­a­rate lives” and they were “bick­er­ing non-stop”.

How­ever their man­age­ment has fiercely de­nied any claims, with Lleyton’s man­ager


David Drys­dale stat­ing: “They are both very happy in their mar­riage and sup­port their chil­dren in any en­deav­ours they un­der­take.” Ten­nis champ Lleyton has also de­clared that the pair “couldn’t be hap­pier”.

It cer­tainly would ap­pear that af­ter 13 years of mar­riage, the love­birds are thick as thieves, with Bec shar­ing the se­cret to their long-last­ing suc­cess. “We have a good lit­tle rou­tine go­ing. When Lleyton comes back from his com­mit­ments to his Ba­hamas-based ten­nis academy and role as the Davis Cup cap­tain, which re­quire him to travel fre­quently, he just light­ens the load. He re­ally likes to help and ev­ery morn­ing he’s like, ‘No, no, you’ve done the school run for the last three weeks, so let me do it’,” Bec told Ten­nis World USA.

Ear­lier this year on their 13th wed­ding an­niver­sary, Lleyton took to In­sta­gram to ex­press his love. “Happy An­niver­sary to my beau­ti­ful bride. The best 13 years ever!” Lleyton added the hash­tag, “You com­plete me”.

Lleyton and Bec mar­ried in 2005 and wel­comed their first child, Mia, four months later. Bec had a sec­ond hens’ es­cape with friends, while Lleyton par­tied with ‘stags’ in the Ba­hamas.

With ru­mours of dishar­mony in their mar­riage, the Aussie favourites are prov­ing ev­ery­one wrong and hav­ing a sec­ond wed­ding. Bec and Lleyton, here with son Cruz in Mel­bourne this month, also share daugh­ters, Mia and Ava.

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