FAMOUS people essentially sign up to have their private lives public once they make it to Hollywood.
Viewers and fans around the world love to indulge in celebrity gossip, so it’s always a shock when something big slips under the radar.
However, some celebrities have managed to keep one of the most important days of their lives top secret: their wedding ceremony.
James McAvoy and Lisa Liberati
The actor recently announced that he married Lisa Liberati in a small, secret ceremony.
The two met on the set of the movie Split in 2016.
McAvoy was the lead actor and Liberati was the director’s personal assistant.
Although he confirmed the wedding this week, he didn’t give any further details.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
The child star started dating Sarkozy in 2010.
While there were rumors that they would have a big wedding in the Hamptons in the summer of 2016, those rumors were false.
The public was shocked to learn that they had actually held a secret Thanksgiving ceremony the year before.
While the marriage was certainly filled with love, their divorce was finalized about five years later.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley
Robbie and Ackerley had been together for years before tying the knot, so the public was thrilled to hear about their private Australian wedding ceremony in 2016.
The event was so secret that even the 50 participants did not know the location.
Instead, they were told to meet at various locations around the town of Byron Bay and then bused to the actual location.
Phones and cameras were even taken away by security forces.
Jay Z and Beyoncé
The Music power couple are famous for being private, so it’s no surprise their wedding was kept secret.
The simple ceremony took place at Jay-Z’s TriBeCa apartment.
Emma Stone and Dave McCary
The La La Land actress privately married SNL and Easy A director Dave McCary nine months after news of her engagement broke.
While they originally wanted a big wedding, COVID changed those plans.
Last year, the couple welcomed their first child: a daughter named Louise Jean McCary.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
The That ’70’s Show alumni managed to keep news of their engagement and wedding under wraps for some time.
The couple only confirmed they were married months after it happened.
They celebrated their union in July 2015 at a super secret garden party at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, California.
During the talk show Conan, Kunis revealed that her wedding ring was only $90 and was bought on Etsy.
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
The couple had a pandemic wedding in 2020.
The intimate ceremony is said to have taken place at their shared home in New York.
In August 2021, the couple welcomed their first child: a son named Cosmo Jost.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Ahead of her extravagant wedding in Paris, the singer and actress secretly wed in Las Vegas following the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
The small ceremony took place at A Little White Wedding Chapel and Diplo streamed the whole thing on Instagram.
The fun-loving couple ended the night fully clothed in the pool.
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
The comedian even surprised her family and friends when she married Chris Fischer just three months after she started dating him.
Just before the event in 2018, she sent out text message invitations.
The blonde actress wore a Monique Lhuillier dress as her close friends including Jennifer Lawrence, Judd Apatow and Jake Gyllenhaal watched her say “I do”.
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear McClard
The model shocked fans when she announced via Instagram that she’d married film producer and short-term boyfriend Sebastian Bear-McClard.
They tied the knot at City Hall in New York, with Ratajkowski wearing a mustard yellow Zara pantsuit and Bear-McClard wearing a casual lilac one.
They then celebrated at a restaurant with close friends.
It was particularly surprising because the news of Ratajkowski’s split from her former boyfriend, Jeff Magid, came just months before she married Bear-McClard.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The adorable couple made it official in a secret ceremony in South Carolina.
Since their 2012 wedding, Lively and Reynolds have apologized for holding the event at a former slave plantation called Boone Hall Plantation.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Though the pair recently went through a nasty divorce, there was nothing but love at their intimate 2014 wedding ceremony.
After dating for almost 10 years, they secretly married at their home in France, with all their children.
Jolie even wore a Versace dress custom-made from her children’s drawings.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Known for being reserved, Cruz and Bardem said “yes, I do” at a tiny wedding in the Bahamas in 2010.
They had known each other for 15 years before beginning a romantic relationship.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
The supermodel and soccer star dated for three years before making it official with two secret weddings in 2009.
The first private ceremony took place at a small Catholic church in Santa Monica, and the second at her home in Costa Rica.
It wasn’t until 2014 that fans got to see it a photo of their wedding— with Bundchen sharing an adorable post on Instagram.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lauren Hashian
The actor and former pro wrestler has married singer Lauren Hashian an intimate Hawaiian ceremony in 2019.
Although they had been together for a while, the wedding news came as a surprise to fans.
He made the announcement on Instagram and shared adorable beach photos shortly after.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Like her famous ex Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston had a secret wedding.
Hers was 2015.
She and fellow actor Justin Theroux held a 70-person wedding in their backyard, attended only by family and close friends.
In the meantime, the two have separated.
Some other stars who have pulled off secret marriages include: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, and Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder.
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