Celebrities Who Had Secret Weddings
What celebrities have had secret weddings? Pulling off a wedding in secret if you are an A-list celebrity is no easy feat. These are people, remember, who are stalked by paparazzi virtually 24/7. Once the press gets wind of an engagement, the Great Wedding Watch begins. Some clever couples have managed to shock the world with their top-secret nuptials.
Secretly married celebrities include some of the biggest names in film, television, and music. Examples, you say? In 2008, two of the greatest musical minds came together in wedded bliss when Jay-Z married Beyonce, in secret. Months later, the world got its first glimpse of Bey's stunning wedding ring! And in June 2010, Hollywood hottie Megan Fox married longtime boyfriend Brian Austin Green in a secret ceremony in Hawaii.
Some celebrities seem particularly adept at pulling off top-secret weddings. Case in point: Actor Ryan Reynolds secretly married Scarlett Johansson in 2008 in a remote part of Canada. Years later, Reynolds again married in secret, this time to starlet Blake Lively, in a quite ceremony in South Carolina. Their wedding was certainly among the biggest of 2012.
In case you were wondering, not all of the couples with secret weddings stay together forever. Some celebs will end up on lists of celebrity breakups, or have already done so. Still, it is possible that many of the famous couples listed here will see their relationships stand the test of time. They might even someday earn a spot on a list of the longest lasting celebrity marriages!
Anya Taylor -Joy And Malcolm McRae
Anya Taylor-Joy and boyfriend Malcolm McRae tied the knot in a small, courthouse wedding, Page Six confirmed in a July 18, 2022, report. They reportedly got married in the United States before Taylor-Joy had to fly to Australia to continue filming Furiosa.
Josh Hartnett And Tamsin Egerton
Josh Hartnett secretly married longtime girlfriend Tamsin Egerton in November 2021, his rep confirmed to Page Six. The couple, who share three children, tied the knot at The Old Marylebone Town Hall in London, reportedly in a room that seats only 12 people.
Anthony Edwards And Mare Winningham
Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham secretly eloped in 2021, after 35 years of friendship. It was just the two of them, plus an old friend who officiated the wedding, Edwards told Esquire. “We’re too old to throw weddings," he said, adding, "[S]he’s just spectacular. She’s an amazing singer and she’s a wonderful actress and she’s an incredible person.”
The pair became friends in 1986, when they starred in Miracle Mile together. They were both married to other people, so they struck up a friendship, then in 2020, found themselves single and living in New York City.
Mama June And Justin Stroud
Toddlers and Tiaras star Mama June secretly got married at the courthouse in Georgia on March 23, 2022, after less than one year of dating.
The couple had first sparked rumors of an engagement when they were seen ring shopping at Kay Jewelers in Auburn, Alabama. The pair were said to have danced with each other outside, after leaving the jewelry store.
Adam Rippon And Jussi-Pekka Kajaala
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon secretly tied the knot with his fiancé, real estate broker Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, on December 31, 2021. Rippon revealed the news on social media and to People on January 19, 2022.
"SURPRISE. WE ARE MARRIED. One afternoon JP and I looked at each other and said the very classic *romantic* phrase of “let’s just go do it now.” So we did. It was just the three of us and it was perfect 12/31/21," Rippon captioned a photo of himself, Kajaala, and their dog, Tony.
The pair chose New Year's Eve because they said the holiday isn't a big deal for them, and their officiant had availability that day. They plan to celebrate with family and friends once it is safer to travel (referring to the pandemic).
Jenny Slate And Ben Shattuck
Jenny Slate and Ben Shattuck got married in their living room in Massachusetts on December 31, 2021. "We were planning on a [wedding] that ended up being almost 200 people, and then now, it’s just our parents and siblings,” Slate said in an interview with Marie Claire. “We each invited six friends," she said. "I actually like it. I like it better. I didn’t realize how the large thing was making me feel uncomfortable, a little bit. Just a little.”
The pair, who had been dating since 2019, share daughter Ida Lupine.