Secret Celebrity Weddings

Mar 19, 2021Nicole Tromp

It doesn't matter how much we want to be a part of our favorite celebrities' big day; some prefer to keep it a secret and far away from the public eye. However, given the dating history of certain celebrities, one can't help but wonder what the real reason for all the sneaking around is. Given the fact that paparazzi constantly chase them, it's a mystery how some celebrities managed to keep it all on the down-low.

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Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley 

The Suicide Squad star met her future husband on the set of her 2014 film Suite Francaise. The pair got engaged three years later but made sure that no paparazzi would be around for their big occasion. They didn’t even tell their guests where their wedding would be, just in case!

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Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn 

After months and months of fans speculating that Cherry changed her last name, the Shape of You singer confirmed their nuptials by, of course, writing a song about it. In his song, Remember the Name, Ed call refers to Cherry as his wife for the very first time!

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Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitzi

These two love birds were obviously in some sort of rush to get legitimately married since they already obtained an official marriage certificate, six months before they held their actual ceremony!  Although the couple didn’t speculate why they were in such a rush, fans couldn’t help but wonder…

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Miranda Lambert and Brendan Mcloughlin

It wasn't the fact that this country singer held a secret wedding that shocked the world, but rather that she had someone to marry in the first place! In August 2018, Miranda was telling the world that she was 'happily single.' Fast forward to February 2019, when she shocked the world by announcing that she said 'I do' to NYPD officer Brendan Mcloughlin. 

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Shauna Robertson and Edward Norton

These days it's rare to find a Hollywood couple whose every move isn't splashed over the internet, but somehow this duo has managed to do just that! It was only revealed that they were wed a year after they exchanged vows. The revelation came after the couple announced the birth of their first child. 

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Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer

Despite being known for being one of the more outspoken celebrities in Hollywood, Amy Schumer managed to keep not only her wedding a secret but her relationship as well. Just three months after being spotted with her now-husband Chris Fischer, Amy announced that they tied the knot in a small ceremony of their closest friends and family. 

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Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy

Given the level of fame the Olsen twins have received pretty much since the day they were born, it doesn't come as a surprise that Mary-Kate decided to rather hold a private ceremony with Olivier Sarkozy. Perhaps it was the 17-year-age gap that made things too challenging for the couple, but after being together since 2010, the couple announced their plans for divorce in 2020.

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Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz 

Now this couple has made it hard for anyone to know any details about their big day. All we know is that the ceremony was held on their private property, with the bridal party consisting of celebrities like Drew Barrymore and Cameron's new sister-in-law Nicole Richie. After their big day, the couple told a rep that they "couldn't be happier." Well, we definitely could be happier with just a few more details about their day!

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Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum

After a few failed relationships, Michelle Williams shocked the world when she secretly married Phil Elverum. The ceremony was intimate, consisting of a small group of friends and their two daughters. Unfortunately, less than a year later, the couple filed for divorce. Although Michelle very rarely spoke about her relationship with the artist, she has previously said that she'll never give up on love. 

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Fans across the world were all surprised when news that the Jonas Brothers singer and Game of Thrones actress decided to ditch their summer wedding plans and rather get officially hitched in Vegas. This came after the couple attended the Billboard music awards, which they enjoyed a lot more than they thought they would! And if you're wondering if they said their "I do's" in front of an Elvis Impersonator, the answer is YES!

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Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider

Although the actress married the entrepreneur too quickly for any outsiders to know about it, she, fortunately, shared many intimate details about her big day with Vogue. Her maid of honor was none other than bestie actress Mariska Hargitay. The pair said their 'I dos' in the tranquil Saint Lucia Preserve in California, a dream location for any bride. What could be more romantic than exchanging your vows under a canopy of trees more than 800 years old?

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Audrey and Mel Ferrer

Not only did this classic Hollywood couple get married in secret, but they also decided to lead the paparazzi on a wild goose chase on their big day. They went to extreme lengths to make sure that their wedding was for their eyes and their eyes only. This secret ceremony is known as one of the best-kept weddings in Hollywood history. 

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Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

It seems as though Kerry and her 49ers cornerback husband's special day was nothing short of simple and sweet. The lovebirds held a secret ceremony in the comfort of their own home with a handful of their closest friends and family. Kerry even went so far as to say her dress was rather "regular."

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Chris Henchy and Brooke Shields

Just another couple that tricked her guests into attending a secret ceremony! The actress invited a handful of her close friends and family for dinner but instead took them by boat to Catalina Island, where she then exchanged vows with her TV writer boyfriend.

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost

The Marriage Story actress has always made the privacy of her personal life paramount. Therefore, it came as no surprise when the actress announced that she had a secret ceremony with her comedian husband. What made this ceremony different was that it was amid a global situation, which forced them to keep their wedding small. 

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Unfortunately, both the couple's wedding and break up came as a surprise. The fitness fanatic couple's wedding was so secret that guests such as Jason Bateman and Ellen DeGeneres were under the impression that they were on their way to attend a birthday party instead of a whole wedding!

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Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma

Remember when Hilary Duff was still that little girl from Lizzie Mcguire? Well, she's all grown up and married with two kids of her own! Unfortunately, her first marriage didn't work out, but she has been happily married to her music producer husband since 2019 after saying their "I do"s in a private backyard ceremony!

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

We wish there was more gossip to spill over one of Hollywood's most beloved couples, but alas, not much has been said about the Green Lantern costars big day. One thing we know that did make this wedding greater than the rest was the impromptu performance Florence Welsh, from Florence + the Machine, decided to bless the couple with! 

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Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman

Fans nearly gave up waiting for this pair to get married after being engaged for more than two years. But maybe that was their intention all along? Wait until everyone forgot about them and then have their wedding while no one is watching! During an interview, the Bridesmaids actress shocked everyone when she referred to Avi as her "husband," revealing that they married privately. 

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Now, this couple sparked wedding speculation after posting photos on Instagram of them cutting, what seemed to be, a wedding cake in front of Mr and Mrs balloons. Fans, at first, wondered if it was just another one of Miley's wild antics, but the Disney alum confirmed that it was, in fact, a secret wedding by posting a group of black and white snaps! 

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

No date, no details, no photos, only a wedding ring. This couple wasn't about to reveal anything about their big day to the rest of the world. Spectators only realized that the two had finally tied the knot when Mila appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden wearing an undeniable wedding ring! 

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

The Hollywood couple we thought would last forever! These two A-lister vowed to only get married once gay marriage was legalized, but unfortunately, the couple caved. Perhaps the reason for their secret wedding was to hide from the fact that they broke this promise. Nevertheless, Brangelina officially tied the knot at their home in France. Angelina even wore a gown customized with drawings made by her children. 

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Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribisi

This couple is not a pair that used to sit and dream about their big day as children. They were so against making a big deal about their so-called wedding day that they didn't even tell their family members that they went to the County Register to make it official. 

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Pamela Anderson and Jon Peters

There is no doubt that this couple has been one rollercoaster ride. After dating, breaking-up, then dating again, they decided that enough was enough and finally took the next step, without telling the rest of the world, of course. It was probably a good thing that no one knew they were even dating again when they got married because the couple split again, just two weeks after getting married.

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Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Now, these two know how to keep their weddings on the down-low. That's right, weddings!! It seems as though one wedding was just not enough for the supermodel. Giselle decided that she would have one secret wedding where the ceremony would take place in a Catholic church in Santa Monica and the other in their private home in Costa Rica. 

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Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

You would think that after being engaged for a whole 10 years, Hilarie and Jeffrey would plan one big soiree for the whole world to see! Sadly, this couple disappointed fans all over the world when they announced that they were secretly married amongst their family and two children. Hilarie at least shared some photos on her Instagram, mentioning how it was one of the best weekends of her life. 

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Rebecca Ferguson and "Mr. No Name"

This Greatest Showman star takes the cake when it comes to celebrities hiding their private life. In 2019, the actress revealed happily that she married her boyfriend but refused to give any name or any details as to who the lucky man was! What we do know is that she skipped the traditional wedding dress and rather wore a “wedding skirt.” Fans couldn't help but wonder what other traditions she might have skipped out on?

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Beyonce and Jay-Z

It didn't even come as a surprise that these two Global superstars decided to keep their "I do's" a total secret. Given their celebrity status, can you imagine the chaos if their wedding location was leaked? So, to make sure their privacy was kept, the couple only invited 40 people to their ceremony at Jay-Z's penthouse apartment in New York City. Just their closest friends and family and 70,000 white orchids!!!

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Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman

The Big Little Lies star and the Love actor left fans waiting for more than 6 months before giving a glimpse as to what their special day looked like! Luckily Zoe shared almost everything on her Instagram in a set of black and white photos. Everything from her walking down the staircase to their first kiss and even their first dance!

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Allison Williams and Ricky Van Veen 

Although the Girls actress decided to keep the majority of her wedding a secret, she did at least treat her fans to a little sneak peek at her Oscar de la Renta wedding gown on Instagram. Their wedding was a big secret, and it still is as we don't know any detail about it or how it was for the couple.

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Kevin McKidd and Arielle Goldrath

News of the Grey's Anatomy star getting hitched to private chef Arielle Goldrath only came after the big day when Kevin decided to let the world know on his website. Fans forgave the couple for hiding their big day when he also announced that they were expecting their first child together!

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Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll

It would seem as though third times the charm for the Titanic star. After two failed marriages, Kate decided to keep her third wedding a total secret, even from her parents. It was later revealed that the couple had a small private ceremony with just a few of their friends and their kids. Kate prides herself on her privacy! 

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Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadowski 

Amanda was a lot more eager than her husband to keep the details of her wedding a secret. But Thomas just couldn't hide his excitement during an interview with James Corden. He told the host that the two decide to get the whole wedding thing over and done with by simply eloping. Talk about a spontaneous decision! 

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Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail

Another couple that married, but you totally missed it, was Michelle Williams and Thomas Kali. This makes sense since her previous marriage to Phil Elverum was just as must of a surprise to the world as this one. And just like many other couples, the news of their secret wedding only surfaced after the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together!

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lauren Hashian

Although it was a total shock to fans that The Rock finally tied the knot, he at least made up for it by spoiling everyone with a bunch of photos from his special day! They look extremely happy, and that's what's important on these occasions.

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Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller

Monroe and the famous playwright started a lengthy affair while she was still married to Joe DiMaggio. Given the affair, it makes sense as to why this couple decided to rather keep their special day a secret. News about it appeared later, but everyone was shocked about their marriage.

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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

Well, this Hollywood couple didn't feel like wasting any time planning a wedding. Just one month after announcing their engagement, they decided to get married in secret. Although it's not known when the wedding took place, we do know that the ceremony is thought to have been held in Los Angeles. That's pretty much all they revealed about their big day, and unfortunately, this couple didn't make it longer than three years. 

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Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego

Is it too much to ask that our favorite Hollywood couples just give us a tiny glimpse of their big and special day?? Well, it would seem that for the Guardians of the Galaxy star, it would be way too much to ask. Saldana has been strict about keeping all of the details under wraps. All we do know is that this 21st-century man decided to take his wife's last name, now that's unheard of! 

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Fans couldn't help but speculate whether or not this ex-Hollywood power couple got married in secret because Jennifer was already pregnant with their first child? Did they have to try and speed up the process? As much as we love this couple, they decided to go their separate ways after news broke of Ben's infidelity. 

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Just another Hollywood couple that married, but everyone, including their friends and family, totally missed it. That's right; not even family was there to witness the two say I do. It was later revealed that Gwyneth was pregnant at the time, which left everyone wondering if that was why they had to get married so quickly.

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Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

This couple believes that once you get married, the door to an audience closes. This makes sense as to why they've hardly shared any details about their relationship. There were said to only be four people in attendance at their secret ceremony. 

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Although fans have been intrigued by this couple from day one, they refused to give away any personal details. Even when speculation occurred that the couple was engaged, they neither confirmed nor denied the rumors. So naturally, the couple went on to have a top-secret destination wedding in the Bahamas. 

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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody

Fans around the world were totally and utterly shocked when word got out that the OC actor and Gossip Girl actress tied the knot in a super-secret ceremony in Northern California. Fans couldn't help but wonder if there was more to this secret wedding since Leighton previously said in an interview that she didn't want to get married. 

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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

The famous Facebook founder sneakily tricked 100 of his closest friends and family when he invited them to celebrate his fiance's graduation from medical school. Guests didn't know that they were on their way to witness Zuckerberg tie the knot with his Harvard sweetheart.

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Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza

The Star Wars actor didn't give any warning signs when he revealed on a podcast that he had actually just married his girlfriend in a private ceremony. This couple is so secretive that it is almost impossible to find a photo of them together. In fact, they don't even share photos of each other on their Instagram accounts. 

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Given some Hollywood stars' celebrity status, it's not hard to understand why they would want to keep their special day so private. With the whole world watching their every move, we can almost forgive them for hiding their intimate moments from the rest of the world. If you love this article, don't forget to leave us your comments and share it with all your friends!

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