English director Beeban Kidron has leapt to the defence of her BRIDGET JONES leading lady Renee Zellweger's speedy marriage to Kenny Chesney.

The OSCAR-winning actress shocked the media and her fans last month (MAY05) when she and country singer Chesney tied the knot on a Caribbean island, after a four month courtship.

However, Kidron, who directed Zellweger in last year's (04) box office hit Bridget Jones: THE EDGE OF REASON, says the actress is madly in love.

Kidron says, "As soon as I heard I sent my congratulations and we've been emailing back and forth.

"She's so happy and I think it's wonderful she's found someone she truly loves."

08/06/2005 17:31