Despite a global pandemic and unpredictable lockdowns, these celebs pushed through and said “I do.”
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Rita Ora and Taika Waititi
Rita Ora and director Taika Waititi tied the knot in London, according to The Sun. The singer has reportedly changed her last name to Waititi-Ora. “It was a really intimate ceremony and super special for everyone there,” a source told the outlet. “Their nearest and dearest can see how madly in love they are.”
“Despite living in the spotlight, Rita is determined to keep the relationship as private as possible and didn’t want to make a big song and dance about the wedding. A big, showbiz-style bash is planned to celebrate, but don’t expect to see it being flogged to the highest-bidding magazine.”
The “Poison” singer also posted a picture of her husband on Instagram that showed him wearing a silver wedding band.
Jillian Michaels and DeShanna Marie Minuto
The Biggest Loser star trainer is a married woman! Jillian Michaels, 48, said “I do” with her fiancée DeShanna Marie Minuto, 37, during an intimate ceremony in Namibia. Michaels posted about the milestone, saying, “Just married @deshannamarie Michaels – it’s an honor and an adventure saying I do to you. Finding you… my person… and eloping in Africa together has been one of the most magical and transformative chapters of my life.” The ceremony was led by the local led by the Himba people,” adding “We will treasure these experiences for the rest of our lives.” The pair got legally married in Miami earlier in July but are planning a bigger wedding celebration with family and friends in June 2023 in Venice, Italy. Michaels proposed to Minuto in November 2021, with a 7-carat emerald cut diamond. The pair began dating in 2018, not long after Michaels ended her near-decade-long relationship with Heidi Rhoades, with whom she shares two children, daughter Lukensia and son Phoenix.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Bennifer has officially tied the knot! JLo announced via her newsletter that she and Affleck had made things official in Las Vegas on July 16. “Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world,” the Marry Me star wrote. “We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight. They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed).”
“We read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives,” she continued. “In the end it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined.”
She signed off the email as Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck — a name that’s been over two decades in the making, as the couple was first engaged in 2002 before splitting. They reunited in 2021.
The bride wore two different wedding dresses: one was an old dress she had been saving for the wedding, as reported by People, and the other was a Zuhair Murad gown she wore for the ceremony.
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Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have tied the knot after six years together as a couple. They have been engaged since January 2017, and they said “I do” in Jamaica during the first weekend of July, according to Page Six. They share two children together.
Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas
The Disney alum has wed her fiance just a few hours ahead of her 36th birthday! Lohan posted a sweet pic of her and Shammas hinting at the nuptials, saying, “I am the luckiest woman in the world. He found me and knew that I wanted to find happiness and grace, all at the same time. I am stunned that this is my husband. My life and my everything. Every woman should feel like this everyday.” Lohan and Shammas — a Kuwait-born financier — while living in Dubai and the pair got engaged back in November. Lohan has recently filmed a holiday Netflix movie and will be adding more acting gigs to the roster.
Sydney Hightower and Fred Warner
The former Bachelor contestant tied the knot with NFL player Fred Warner on June 25. “It’s been a long time coming and lots of planning,” she told E! News about getting ready for her wedding day. “I’m super excited. You think, ‘Oh, we still have such a long time.’ But now that it’s actually here, we’re just so ready to see our family and just be married already.’”
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Adrian Grenier and Jordan Roemmele
The Entourage alum, 45, is a married man! Grenier married partner Jordan Roemmele in a romantic, spontaneous Moroccan ceremony. Grenier told People that they couldn’t have planned a better wedding if they tried, adding “We eloped in the Atlas Mountains while on vacation with friends in Morocco.” The ceremony took place in a desert, with both Grenier and Roemmele dressed in all-white. “We embraced the serendipity of the moment and made the decision to tie the knot — literally, we didn’t have rings so used string for rings.” While Grenier and Roemmele have been spotted together since 2017, they’ve kept their relationship private, with Grenier sharing a candid shot tagging Roemmele in the background in 2020, simply captioning it, “At peace these days.”
Sophia Bush and Grant Hughes
The actor, director, producer and activist has married her long-time entrepreneur beau, Grant Hughes. The pair have been engaged since August 2021, and have been together for over two years. The One Tree Hill alum, 39, and Hughes, 40, haven’t shared the news on social media, but Us Weekly has confirmed the pair have obtained a marriage license. Earlier, Bush shared a photo of the pair posting her thoughts with the following caption, “A bright spot in a week that turned out to be loaded with darkness. I’m very grateful to be marrying a man who believes in democracy, who supports a free press, and who — when the news dropped yesterday — turned to me to ask, ‘what can men be doing to best support women in these moments? What can I call on our community to do? We can’t be the other half of the population who benefit from reproductive health access and stay silent in moments like these.’ This is partnership. I love you.”
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Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
It’s official! The Princess of Pop, 40, and model Ashgari, 28, have tied the knot, Us Weekly confirms. The pair exchanged vows on Thursday, June 9 in California officiated by the same reverend who married Paris Hilton, Reverand Clint Hufft. A rep confirmed the news, sharing the following statement from Spears: “I am very ecstatic this day has come. I know he wanted this for so long. He is so caring and supportive every step of the way. I am so grateful to have Sam in my life and can’t wait for the future they will build together.” The pair got engaged in September 2021 after almost five years together.
Ari Emanuel and Sarah Staudinger
Ari Emanuel, a talent exec has tied the knot with fashion designer Sarah Staudinger in Saint-Tropez. Ari Gold on Entourage was based on Emanuel. The wedding was a star-studded affair, with guests including Emily Ratajkowski, Tyler Perry, Sean “Diddy” Combs and more. Emanuel, 61, and Staudinger, now 32, began dating in 2018 and got engaged in 2021.
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Jo De La Rosa and Taran Gray
The RHOC alum tied the knot with her fiance, musical theatre composer Taran Gray, after a couple years of dating throughout the pandemic. They became engaged in July of 2021. Although De La Rosa has been engaged before, she split from her ex-fiancé Slade Smiley, 48, in 2007, which was shown on RHOC. She became engaged again in 2015 to businessman Mark Lovette, but the couple ended things in 2019. This is the first marriage for both Gray and De La Rosa.
Chloë Sevigny and Siniša Mačković
Chloë Sevigny and Siniša Mačković said their “I dos” for the second time — this time with more family and friends. The couple legally married in a New York courthouse two years ago. The actor, 47, and her Croatian art gallerist hubby, 40, drove off in classic style, complete with a cardboard “Just Married” sign and rattling cans. The pair share a two-year old son, Vanja.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
It’s looking like Kravis has officially tied the knot! A source told People that following an April 4 “practice” wedding in Las Vegas the famous twosome formally said their “I dos” on May 15. The Kardashians alum and Blink 182 drummer reportedly shared a small, private ceremony in Santa Barbara with a few family and friends. However, this wedding too isn’t the big ceremony the couple are reportedly planning to hold in Italy. “They had to legally get married first ahead of their big Italian wedding, which is happening very soon,” the source told People. “All the details are set and the whole family, including all the kids, are very excited.” Kardashian, 43, and Barker, 46, have been engaged since October 2021, after dating for less than a year.
Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark
The Vanderpump Rules couple may have secretly married in 2020, but that didn’t stop them from having their dream wedding in Rome. The couple tied the knot in Italy this week, where they had originally planned on marrying in 2020 but couldn’t at the time due to COVID-19 restrictions. On Instagram, Shroeder shared photos from the big day and showed off her wedding gown, which was long and strapless. The couple has been together since 2018 and they share a two-year-old daughter.
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Frankie Grande and Hale Leon
Mr. and Mr. Grande are official! Frankie Grande married his fiancé Hale Leon (now Grande) in a galactic Star Wars wedding on May 4. The husbands revealed the news on Instagram, sharing some cute pics of the big day. “It was the most beautiful ceremony, officiated by my incredible mother, and it brought us even closer together as we took our vows before our immediate families and before God! Special thank you to Dolce & Gabbana for dressing us in these one of a kind [sic] tuxedos! We adore them,” they captioned the post. They also revealed that the party hadn’t officially stopped yet, as they are currently on a “mini-moon,” which will be followed by a wedding ball in several months.
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Ross Matthews and Wellinthon García
Ru Paul’s Drag Race judge Ross Matthews tied the knot over the weekend with his fiance, Dr. Wellinthon García. The couple held a destination wedding in Mexico, where they first met, that was attended by 110 people, according to People. Drew Barrymore also attended the ceremony, where she served as the flower girl.
“I was on the The Drew Barrymore Show. One day we were doing a story about weddings and [Drew] asked me, ‘Are you going to have a flower girl at my wedding?’ And I’m like, ‘Why? You want the gig?’ ” Matthews told People. “And she was like, ‘Oh! Are you asking me to be your flower girl?'” he added. “I was like, ‘Do you want to be?’ She goes, ‘Are you serious?’ I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ And she’s like, ‘I’m so serious.’ So she’s our flower girl!”
Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay
Why marry once when you can do it twice? The “So Sick” singer, 42, has remarried his wife former reality star, 36, two years after the couple’s brief separation back in March 2020. The pair shared a lavish ceremony – complete with 10,000 red roses and an eight-foot-tall cake with four different flavors – on a rooftop of the new Resorts World complex in Las Vegas. Guests included former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta alum Tammy Rivera.
The pair’s first wedding ceremony took place back in 2016, but in March 2020 Ne-Yo (whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith) filed for divorce. At the time, Renay claimed to have only learned about the filing on the internet. The former “World of Dance” judge and Grammy winner soon withdrew the paperwork, stating that he and Renay had reconciled while quarantining during the Covid-19 pandemic. The couple share three children together: sons Shaffer Jr., 6, and Roman, 3, and daughter Isabella, born June 2021. Ne-Yo also shares two children with ex Monyetta Shaw: daughter Madilyn, 11, and son Mason, 10.
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are officially married, according to People. The couple has been linked since meeting on the set of Fargo, and they share a son together. “It was a small wedding for family and close friends,” the source said of the ceremony. “They had an outdoor ceremony. It was lovely and joyful. The menu was farm-to-table. They are an adorable couple. They are pretty low-key and like their canyon life. They often hike and go to the beach.”
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Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson
Sports royalty Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnston officially said their ‘I do’s.’ The daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, 33, and golf pro (currently ranked ninth in the world), 37, married in Tennessee at the five-star Blackberry Farm hotel and resort. The longtime couple had been engaged since 2013, and share two sons, Tatum, 7, and River, 4, who were also in attendance. The affair was small and intimate and kicked off on Thursday with a scene-setting dinner, and culminated in the wedding Sunday. The bride reportedly wore a Vera Wang dress.
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz
Victoria and David Beckham’s eldest not only exchanged vows, but Brooklyn Beckham is also reportedly set to take his bride’s last name as his middle name in a show of devotion. The 23-year-old chef and 27-year-old Transformers: Age of Extinction actor and bride dated for seven months before Beckham proposed to Peltz in June 2020. Both have also commemorated each other in ink; Beckham has several of his wife, including her eyes on the back of his neck, her love note, her late grandmother’s name, plus more. She too has Beckham’s name tattooed on her back. But this isn’t all. The couple have also exchanged wisdom teeth, dipped in gold to wear them as necklaces.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Kravis has tied the knot! After stepping out at the Grammys together, the two secretly help a wedding ceremony after the awards show, clearly making the most of their time in Vegas. According to TMZ, the two went to a wedding chapel at 1:30 AM on April 4, several hours after Barker’s Grammy performance. In classic Vegas fashion, an Elvis impersonator performed the ceremony.
Barker proposed to Kardashian back in October of 2021 after dating for less than a year. It is Kardashian’s first marriage and Barker’s third.
Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin
The Crash Landing on You couple is officially married, bringing their K-Drama romance from the small screen to real life. They first announced their engagement back in February after first being linked when they starred together in the film The Negotiation back in 2018.
The couples’ respective agencies shared the news that the couple had tied the knot. “Actors Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin are holding their wedding ceremony today, taking their first step as a married couple,” reads the caption on an Instagram post from VAST Entertainment (Hyun Bin’s agency) according to a translation from Soompi. “The ceremony will be private in consideration of the situation with COVID-19, so we ask for your generous understanding. We are sharing the news with their wedding photos instead.”
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Hannah Ferrier and Josh Roberts
Below Deck Mediterranean‘s alum Hannah Ferrier and long-time boyfriend Josh Roberts said their “I dos!” The pair have been engaged since November 2020 and ultimately tied the knot earlier in March on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in Australia. Ferrier and Roberts share a 1-year old daughter, Ava Grace, who also participated in the wedding as one of two flower girls. The pair first began dating in 2018, soon after Ferrier had wrapped filming season 4 of the hit show.
Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan
Mean Girls’ Aaron Samuels officially tied the not with beau Jaymes Vaughan in an exclusive ceremony in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. The pair said their “I dos” at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel after exchanging hand-written vows. Bennett, 40, and Vaughan, 38 celebrated their nuptials with an intimate group of friends and family, enjoying a tailor-made experience. “When you’re part of the LGBTQ+ fam, not everything in the wedding space is for you yet,” Vaughan told People. Bennett also added that, “We realized that our wedding is also more than just about us. It’s about the entire community.” With that in mind, the pair opted to skip some more traditional wedding traditions. The couple did not walk down the aisle and didn’t want their guests seated at separate tables. Instead, Bennett and Vaughan chose to walk in from the beach and meet one another at the altar, with the song Vaughan wrote for Bennett playing in the background. As another sweet touch, Bennett tapped one of his closest friends, YouTuber Brian Tyler Cohen, to officiate the ceremony. After exchanging their vows, each groom placed a diamond-encrusted ring on the other’s hand. As for the wedding party? Their outfits were simple, “gender-neutral” black tuxes and white tuxes. Certain details in the wedding also honoured Bennett’s late mother, such as guests being dressed in various shades of white and the floral arrangements featuring white roses. “White flowers were her favorite,” Vaughan said. For the reception, guests sat at one big round table and enjoyed delicacies such as mahi mahi and more traditional fare like steak.