Wait, They’re Married? Celebrities Who Kept Their Wedding a Secret
From Meghan Markle’s royal nuptials to George Clooney’s fairytale union, everyone loves a celebrity wedding. Although some stars are quite alright with fans and paparazzi crashing their big day, some would rather keep the whole thing a big secret. Such a secret, in fact, that people don’t find out about the wedding until months or even years later.
So, what do celebrities like Amy Schumer and Ellen Page have in common? They’ve managed to tie the knot without triggering media madness.
Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer
Famously known to speak her mind and defend her opinions, comedian Amy Schumer is well-loved for her bold yet cheeky humor. But, her wedding to celebrity chef Chris Fischer was something she managed to keep well under wraps. The couple got married in a secret ceremony on February 13, 2018.
Us Weekly broke the story two days after the wedding. Multiple sources confirmed the event took place at a rented house in Malibu overlooking the ocean. It was reportedly a laid-back ceremony that was thrown together last minute.
Jennifer Aniston, Larry David, and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the guests. A strict no-photo policy was enforced. Everyone obviously followed the rules seeing as the covert wedding went off without a hitch.
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Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski
Many Hollywood stars are known for their flashy gestures and expensive tastes. However, that’s not how Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski do things. On March 12, 2017, the two actors ventured out into the country – with just their officiant and dog in tow.
On The Late Late Show, Sadoski admitted he and Seyfried had eloped. After exchanging their own vows, he added: “You take the dog and you walk through the country and you go home, and you have your life.” After their intimate ceremony, Seyfried and Sadoski went to dinner.
The couple starred together in the film The Last Word. They had been dating less than a year before deciding to tie the knot. 12 days after the wedding, it was announced they had given birth to a baby girl.
Ellen Page & Emma Portner
On January 3, 2018, Canadian actress Ellen Page surprised fans when she announced her marriage on Instagram. Page, who rose to fame after her role in the indie film Juno, secretly wed her girlfriend Emma Portner.
Portner is a fellow Canadian from Ottawa, who teaches contemporary jazz at the Broadway Dance Centre in New York. The two began dating after Page noticed her profile on Instagram.
For years, the Inception star kept her sexuality a secret before finally deciding to come out. The actress admitted she had been living somewhat of a double life. However, feelings of doubt and guilt meant she could no longer keep her identity private.
Although details of Page and Portner’s wedding are scarce, we do know the newlyweds live together in Los Angeles.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
On January 10, 2018, Latin superstar Ricky Martin announced he’s a married man. The Puerto Rican singer and actor had wed Jwan Yosef in a secret ceremony several days prior.
Yosef is a Swedish artist. He and Martin began dating in April 2016 after the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer reached out to Yosef about his artwork. The two announced their engagement on the Ellen Degeneres Show later that same year.
Although details are scarce, it’s said that Martin planned a three-day bash in Puerto Rico to celebrate with friends and family after vows were privately exchanged.
Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis
Aston Kutcher married That 70s Show co-star Mila Kunis in a top-secret ceremony, whereby guests were notified only 24 hours in advance. According to Kutcher, their wedding was a “ninja effort”.
During an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Kutcher admits he let fans believe him and Kunis had already been married for months. He’d post cryptic messages on social media, like a New Year’s greeting from “the Kutchers”. They’d also wear rings that look like wedding bands or play coy in interviews when asked whether they were actually married.
All this preparation was done to protect their actual wedding, which took place in July 2016. Details about the big day are pretty scarce. But, sources say the couple held a garden party shortly after to celebrate with family and friends.
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden
Actress Cameron Diaz married singer Benji Madden at their Beverly Hills home in 2015. After just seven months of dating, they staged an intimate ceremony in their living room. About 90 guests were in attendance for the celebrity wedding, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and bridesmaid Drew Barrymore. The union was then followed by a small backyard party on their tennis court.
Diaz was introduced to her husband by sister-in-law Nicole Richie, who is married to Madden’s twin brother. The Charlie’s Angel star says she “just knew” that the Good Charlotte rocker would be her husband as soon as they met.