Engaged but don’t want any of the hoopla? Make like these famous stars and elope (or, like Keanu and Winona, accidentally exchange vows on set). If they can pull off surprisingly secret weddings, surely you can too!
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder
Back in 2018, Ryder revealed to Entertainment Weekly that she and Reeves had been married by a real Romanian priest while shooting a scene for the film. "We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to god I think we're married in real life," she said at the time. "We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we're married."
Now, in a video with Esquire released on Nov. 22, the topic came up again... this time with Reeves. His answer? "We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests. Winona says we are. [Director Francis Ford] Coppola says we are. So I guess we're married under the eyes of God," he said.
But what would their respective partners think? Reeves has been linked to artist Alexandra Grant since 2018, while Ryder has been with Scott Mackinlay Hahn since 2011. So, this might go down as the most (accidentally) secret celeb wedding of all time.
Uzo Aduba and Robert Sweeting
Lily Collins and and Charlie McDowell
Issa Rae and Louis Diame
"A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawanggang dress. B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed. C) Then I took a few flicks with Somebody's Husband," she joked about the photos. "Big thanks to @whiteedenweddings for being so gracious and accommodating and making this feel so real and special."
Jenna Ushkowitz and David Stanley
Uskowitz and Stanley, 37, who works with nonprofits, met on the dating app Hinge and announced their engagement in 2019. The outdoor ceremony included 104 guests at the Lombardi House. “Having our closest family and loved ones there (safely) was a priority for us,” she said.
Anna Faris and Michael Barrett
Emma Bunton and Jade Jones
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Shelton was previously married to fellow country music star Miranda Lambert from 2011 to 2015, while Stefani used to be wed to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale for 14 years. Stefani and Rossdale share three sons together, Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 7.
Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett
In her convo with actress Kaley Cuoco, Olsen referred to Arnett, who took charge on her set design for the call, as her husband: "I also just noticed that my husband put Little Miss Magic. You know, the Little Miss books?"
Although she made no mention of a wedding or her marriage, the couple are notoriously private about their life together. A source revealed back in 2019 that the pair were engaged, but it was never confirmed. The two sparked dating rumours back in February 2017 and have been an item ever since.
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
Few details are known about the wedding, other than that "the couple and both families couldn't be happier," according to Grande's rep. The pair announced their engagement on Instagram in December and, more recently, Grande shared a collection of romantic snaps of her beloved.
Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman
While promoting her new film Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Wiig confirmed to Colbert by saying "he's now my husband" while sharing a story of their engagement during the interview.
The couple have been mostly private about their relationship — with news of their relationship first being reported back in 2016. They confirmed their engagement in August 2019 and welcomed twins via surrogate in June 2020.
Jonathan Van Ness and Mark Peacock
Taissa Farmiga and Hadley Klein
Farmiga, 26, and Klein, 37, who have been together for over four years, celebrated their first Thanksgiving together as a married couple. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Klein wrote "still feeling thankful this year" while sharing the same photo as Farmiga of their wedding day on Instagram.
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
Lily Allen and David Harbour
Rumour has it the couple exchanged I dos at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Vegas — ceremony completed with an Elvis Presley impersonator officiating the sweet union.
Congrats to the happy newly weds!
Raven-Symoné and Miranda Maday
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lauren Hashian
"We do. August 18th, 2019," Johnson wrote on his post — where he also took the opportunity to share some gorgeous shots of his wedding festivities.
The newly weds have two small daughters together: Jasmine Lia, 3, and Tiana Gia, 1. Also apart of the fam is Johnson's 18-year-old daughter from his previous marriage.
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Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz
While this very attractive surprising new couple started their sweet love story last year — they leveled up to husband and wife pretty quickly. Of course, the pair have been making headlines for their surprisingly big age gap — but Klum's four kids approve and she's visibly beaming with happiness — so good for her.
And yes, this is Klum's third marriage — she was previously married to celeb hairstylist Ric Pipino and then to singer Seal. It's Kaulitz's second one.
Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley
Details haven't been released on the specifics of the wedding — but these two sure aren't one of these on-screen couples who actually hated each other — that's for sure.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
The couple started dating back in the middle of 2018 and were apparently set up by Katherine's mom. The pair announced their engagement earlier this year.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
The couple exchanged vows at their ceremony before an Elvis impersonator. Classic.
These two just couldn't help falling in love — and sealing the deal. The pair have been engaged since 2017.
Soon, they'll be another celebrity couple who prove that true love stands the test of time.
Jude Law and Phillipa Coan
The private ceremony for the adorable newly weds resulted in a surprise wedding for the rest of us. But it's not such a shock, considering what he told Harper's Bazaar. "She's mine and no one else's. I'm very, very happy," Law told the publication. "Our relationship is a very private thing, and I think part of the fact it works so well is exactly because of that."
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
After nine years of dating (and teasing the world with their prolonged wedding plans!) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt escaped to France this past weekend for a secret wedding. Though they kept totally hush hush about deciding to make it official, their six children played a special part in the wedding ceremony. Ang walked down the aisle with her eldest children Maddox and Pax, while Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals and Shiloh and Knox served as the ring bearers. Keep your eyes on this page as more details are revealed!
Jay Z and Beyonce
Beyonce never wanted a big wedding, and she got her wish when her and Jay snuck into a village hall in New York to get a marriage license. A few days later, the newlyweds threw a small celebration at their penthouse in Tribeca, where only close friends and family were present.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
There's no need to stick to conventional timelines. After dating for six weeks, these two decided to get right to it—marrying in the Caribbean quietly.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Does your idea of the perfect wedding involve you, your loved one, and a tropical getaway? Copy Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck with a private Turks and Caicos ceremony.
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll had a ceremony so secret, the bride and groom's parents didn't even know about it! Have a trusted friend (Kate picked Leonardo DiCaprio) give you away instead.
Adam Brody and Leighten Meester
Unlike many couples in this day and age, these famously private stars stayed off of social media leading up to the big day. They managed to keep their nuptials so hush-hush, few details have leaked to this day.
Cash Warren and Jessica Alba
Considering heading right to the courthouse? That's what Cash Warren and Jessica Alba did, marrying so secretly that Jessica's own brother only heard the news via Us Weekly.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Just because you elope, it doesn't mean you don't get to wear white. Barefoot and in all-white ensembles, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott were wed on a private island in Fiji. "We didn't want to wait another day to get married," Tori gushed to People magazine.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Though over 100 of her dearest family and friends were invited to attend, when Reese Witherspoon walked down the aisle, the paparrazi were none the wiser. It's all about careful planning and trustworthy guests.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
If an over-the-top affair just isn't your cup of tea, surprise guests with an outdoor-birthday-party-turned-wedding à la Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. (Though the two later divorced in 2010.)
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher also kept their nuptuals on the down-low. They only told their six guests about their plan to wed moments before the ceremony took place!
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
Gather your loved ones for a relaxing day at your place, and convince them to stay for a surprise. That's how Julia Roberts and Danny Moder lured guests to their secret wedding. After arriving to celebrate Independence Day at Julia's ranch, the couple urged them to stick around until nightfall, when the wedding ceremony happened.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
Yet another pair of tricksters! Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen got married in Santa Monica during a ceremony that many guests believed was set to be a christening for Tom's baby.
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds
Getting married in the middle of nowhere is a pretty solid way to avoid being spotted. That's why Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot in a remote location in the wilderness near Vancouver. They later divorced in 2011.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Keeping mum about location worked for Ryan yet again when he wed Blake Lively in 2012. The two said "I do" quietly in South Carolina.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Rumour has it that Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied didn't even send out wedding invites. They simply arranged to have a private ceremony in Big Sur in front of 60 of their closest friends.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Shying away from the spotlight, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green eloped in Hawaii a few years ago. Their only witness? Brian's son, Kassius.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (RIP) pulled off a secretive wedding ceremony at a hotel in Southern California in 2013 without any family in tow. After 10 years, news of their split marks the end of an era for these two A-listers.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Make last-minute memories like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. They walked into the Beverly Hills City Clerk's Office to apply for a marriage license when a court employee offered to marry them on the spot.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Hop on a plane to escape family, friends and reality. These two headed straight to the Bahamas for a small wedding in front of family and friends.
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were married out of the blue, without their family present. Miranda's own grandmother told The Sydney Daily Telegraph that though she found out about their marriage on TV, Miranda's mom knew about it beforehand and supported their decision.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett
Everyone's already in a party mood on New Year's Eve. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett used this to their advantage by keeping their NYE wedding a total secret.