14 Celebrity Couples That Didn’t Have Big Weddings and Are Happy Keeping Their Family Lives Private
Not all celebrities have publicized weddings that journalists and fans can discuss for at least 6 months. Many stars prefer having quiet family get-togethers and only invite the people closest to them. This is exactly what the people from this article did.
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz
The news of the secret marriage between the 45-year-old supermodel and 29-year-old rock musician was all over the tabloids in February 2019. Their secret wedding took place in California, just a few months after Tom proposed to Heidi. He even asked Heidi’s 4 children for their blessing before the engagement.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The actors got married in 2012, but neither of them has posted any photos from the event on their Instagram pages. We only know that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds gave their oaths in South Carolina. That day, the journalists saw Lively’s mother and sister there, but they didn’t say a word about the upcoming party.
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn
The wedding of the singer and his old school friend only had 40 guests — just their family members and close friends. The ceremony took place several days before Christmas in a cozy atmosphere at home. They also devised a clever plan to keep fans and the media from knowing exactly when they tied the knot: Sheeran has been wearing a homemade engagement ring for months.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
The public found out about their wedding only months after the fact. They didn’t even get engagement rings, but instead got identical tattoos on their ring fingers. Now, they have the roman number IV for their birthdays — 4th of September for Beyoncé and 4th of December for Jay-Z — and as a symbol of their wedding, which took place on April the 4th.
Robbie Arnett and Elizabeth Olsen
In 2021, the actress let the news slip in an interview, calling Robbie her husband. Before, people only knew about their engagement, which had happened 2 years prior. The actual date on which their wedding took place is still unknown. We only know that Elizabeth was busy in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the time.
Uzo Aduba and Robert Sweeting
The star of Orange Is the New Black didn’t share the news about her marriage with cinematographer Robert Sweeting until one year after the wedding. The actress published a post on her Instagram, where she said she was married, and they were going to celebrate their anniversary.
Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas
In 2021, the actress got engaged with financier Bader Shammas, and on July 2, 2022, she posted a photo on Instagram where she called him her husband. Lindsay wrote, “I am the luckiest woman in the world. You found me and knew that I wanted to find happiness and grace, all at the same time. I am stunned that you are my husband.”
Emma Bunton and Jade Jones
This couple has a complicated story: they started dating in 1998, and then they broke up and reunited several times. They got engaged in 2021, but they didn’t even talk about the wedding: Emma said several times they didn’t need it. But in July 2021, they posted their wedding photos on Instagram.
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata
This wedding became public in Spring 2021. A small ceremony took place in Las Vegas, and the date was chosen because it was the birthday of Cage’s father, who had passed away. After the ceremony, the newlyweds had a small party, and his ex-wife Alice Kim and their teenage son were there.
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
The actors exchanged vows in October 2020. Their small ceremony took place in their own house in New York state. A charity organization published a post on Instagram about their wedding, and this is how the world found out.
Jude Law and Phillipa Coan
The actor and his wife, business psychologist Phillipa Coan, got married in 2019, but they invited only their close relatives to the wedding. The official part of the ceremony took place at Old Marylebone Town Hall in central London. The couple left the building quickly, got into the car, and drove away.
Christina Ricci and Mark Hampton
The fans found out that the actress married famous stylist Mark Hampton when she published a wedding photo on her Instagram and wrote “Mr. and Mrs.” It happened a few months after they announced they were expecting a baby.
Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza
During an interview in 2021, the actor said that he had gotten married. He surprised the host because he’d thought that Ahmed was a bachelor. When the host asked him why he had moved to California, Riz unexpectedly replied that his wife’s family was from there.
Tatiana Maslany and Brendan Hines
The star of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law secretly married actor and singer Brendan Hines. She talked about it during one of the shows but didn’t specify when exactly it happened. She said the party was very simple. They barely found engagement rings — they attached the box with the rings to their dog’s collar, and he lost them.
Do you agree that a wedding is a more private celebration to be shared with close friends and family, or do you prefer big parties with lots of guests?