Multi-millionaire rejects star's huge fee
michael baggs
10:01 14th March 2013

A wealthy South African businessman was forced to change his daughter's wedding plans, after it was discovered that the £2.5million fee to book Adele was a little out of his price range.

Fruit juice 'tycoon' Vivian Imerman is set to spend a fortune on his daughter Megan's wedding at London's Grosvenor Hotel, but his budget wouldn't stretch to the 25 minute performance - which would have netted Adele £100k per a minute.

"Vivian is planning a lavish wedding," says a source to The Daily Mail. "He paid Amy Winehouse thousands to perform at his eldest daughter Bianca's wedding three years ago. He hoped to do the same again with Adele."

"But he was surprised when he was told she'd cost £2.5m," the wedding gossip added. "Despite his bulging bank balance even he thought it was too expensive and is looking at other artists."

Any UK appearance from Adele may become a rarity however, with rumours suggesting the singer is set to make a permanent move to America after fellow UK star Robbie Williams recommended raising children stateside.

It's not cheap to book an Oscar winner for your wedding

The 'Someone Like You' star has previously denied reports that she will quit London life, but tabloid reports claim she is considering moving to America to raise her son outside of the UK capital.

Adele can see the benefits of bringing up a child in the US," says a source to The Daily Mirror, who claims Adele has been in discussions with Robbie Williams and Ayda Field about LA life. "They can be outside, enjoying the weather and loving life out of the spotlight. Adele and her man Simon (Konecki) are looking at a pad in one of the exclusive gated communities of Beverly Hills."

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