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Sunday 25 January 2015

Alec Baldwin 'meets church conditions for wedding'

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin had to meet a list of requirements before he was given permission to marry in a Catholic church.

The Hollywood actor and Hilaria Thomas are planning to wed at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City.

Alec - who proposed to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria in April - finalised his divorce from Kim Basinger in 2002.

The Catholic church has a list of "conditions and requirements" that Alec and Hilaria have to fulfil before walking down the aisle - due to his divorced status.

According to the New York Daily News, the church requires those who have been wed before to disclose details of previous nuptials.

Alec and Hilaria were also reportedly required to complete a "marriage preparation course" and then meet with one of the parish's priests, so that a "pre-matrimonial investigation could be conducted".

The publication also claimed that they had to "obtain from the Parish offices a booklet entitled Together for Life".

A source revealed to the site that St. Patrick's Old Cathedral's "conditions have been met."

It was previously reported that Alec was poised to wed Hilaria in Europe after wrapping up shooting on a documentary at the Cannes Film Festival.

Sources claimed the star was planning his nuptials when the prestigious film festival drew to a close, however, this plan never materialised.

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