‘The Pioneer Woman’: Inside Ree Drummond’s Daughter’s $50,000 Honeymoon

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond made headlines this weekend when her oldest child, daughter Alex Drummond, tied the knot in a flower-filled ceremony on the family’s Oklahoma ranch.

Now, Alex and her new husband, Mauricio Scott, have jetted off on the honeymoon of a lifetime — and they spared no expense on their lavish trip.

Ree Drummond's daughter, Alex Drummond, with new husband Mauricio Scott
Ree Drummond’s daughter, Alex Drummond, with new husband Mauricio Scott | Access Hollywood/YouTube

Ree Drummond’s daughter, Alex Drummond, married her longtime boyfriend on May 1

For the better part of a year, Ree Drummond had been planning her firstborn’s wedding. Alex, who became engaged to boyfriend Mauricio Scott in August 2020, is Drummond and her husband’s oldest child. Drummond posted photos of the wedding excitement along the way, highlighting Alex’s bridal shower, wedding dress shopping, and more.

Mauricio and Alex met while at college; Alex went to school at Texas A&M University. She and Mauricio have been living together in Dallas since graduation, but the two returned to Oklahoma for their wedding.

Drummond has captured plenty of images of her daughter’s big day and has shared them on her Instagram profile. She made a note to add that she and Ladd “approve” of their daughter’s new hubby. Now, Alex and her husband are soaking up the sun with a lavish honeymoon.

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Alex Drummond and Mauricio Scott are racking up a massive honeymoon tab

The Drummond family has always lived simply, but Alex and her husband deserve to splurge on the biggest vacation of their lives. After the wedding, the two jetted off on Qatar Airways to a surprise destination, which they didn’t reveal until they arrived: The Maldives. As one of the world’s most exclusive (and expensive) island regions, the Maldives lends itself only to the super wealthy.

Alex and Mauricio are staying at Gili Lankanfushi, a five-star resort that was voted the best in the Maldives by TripAdvisor in 2018. And based on the couple’s Instagram stories, they’re sparing no expense to do so.

Alex and Mauricio flew Qatar Airways, and Alex posted a video of the couple sitting in first class, with TVs and champagne. Based on Showbiz Cheat Sheet’s research, a May 2021 flight to the islands from Oklahoma — in a business-class or first-class seat — runs anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 for two tickets, depending on extras, flight times, etc.

Upon arrival, the couple checked into the villa suite with a pool — the only one of its kind at the resort. While rates for May 2021 weren’t available, April rates for the room put it at $25,000 for a nine-day stay — the length of time for which the couple will be there, according to Mauricio’s Instagram story.

The Gili Lankanfushi overwater villa suite with a pool, where Alex Drummond and Mauricio Scott are honeymooning.

Alex Drummond and Mauricio Scott will likely spend thousands on food, drinks, and activities

Beyond staying in a room that rents for $2,800 per night, the resort is not even an all-inclusive — meaning the couple will pay for every indulgence they receive over the next nine days. Based on the resort’s restaurant prices, which range from $40 for a pasta dish to $85 for a steak and $315 for a seafood platter, the two will likely spend about $300 per dinner with appetizers, meals, and drinks. Lunch prices are a bit less, meaning it might only run them around $100. And breakfast is likely the cheapest, coming in somewhere around $75 for two. But all in all, it could be almost an extra $4,300 just for meals.

The couple’s tab, based on all of these costs, is somewhere between $44,000 and $59,000. However, assuming the two want to explore their destination (think: a boat cruise, a helicopter tour, etc.), they could be looking at several thousand more in expenses. With Ree and Ladd Drummond worth a combined $250 million, though, nothing is too expensive for these newlyweds.