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Jumping the broom is a phrase and custom relating to a wedding ceremony where the couple jumps over a broom.It has been suggested that the custom is based on an 18th-century idiomatic expression for "sham marriage", "marriage of doubtful validity"; it was popularized in the context of the introduction of civil marriage in Britain with the Marriage Act 1836.There have also been suggestions that the expression may derive from an actual custom of jumping over a "broomstick" (where "broom" refers to the plant common broom rather than the household implement) associated with the gypsies (Romani) of the United Kingdom.The custom of a marrying couple literally jumping over a broom is now most widespread among African Americans, popularized in the 1970s by the novel and miniseries Roots but originating in the mid 19th century as a practice in antebellum slavery in the United States.Instead of placing the broom on the ground, and jumping together, the broom was placed in an angle by the doorway. In southwest England, in Wales, and in the border areas between Scotland and England, "[while some] couples ...agreed to marry verbally, without exchanging legal contracts[,] ....
In some African-American communities, marrying couples will end their ceremony by jumping over a broomstick, either together or separately.
The news will come as a shock to a heavily pregnant Mel B, who has been gushing how happy she and Murphy are.
Edmonds broke the news herself, almost rubbing it in the former Spice Girl’s face, saying at the premiere of Murphy’s new movie Dreamgirl’s that the pair had been dating ‘for about a month-and-a-half.’ When she was asked how she felt, Edmonds, 39, grinned saying, ‘Very happy.
It was only in September, Murphy boasted about his strong feelings for the singer saying: ‘I am madly in love with her.’ Mel B has been very vocal in the past about the couple’s relationship, reportedly telling passengers on a BA flight, how overjoyed she was to be having Murphy’s child.
One passenger said: ‘She was smiling and looked chuffed.’ Mel, 31, moved to LA in 2003, in an attempt to break into the world of acting. Recently, their relationship was reportedly on the rocks, after reports that their families did not get on.