Although every woman should feel glamorous at their wedding, no one wants to be harassed by blinding lights on their special day. Since celebrities often have their lives exposed without their permission, it makes sense that they would go to all measures to make sure that the media and the gossip-hungry public stay far away from their private ceremonies. Here are all the celebrity couples who secretly got married without anyone’s knowledge.
1. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
After they met on the set of “Gigli”, it was a relationship written in the stars. Bennifer 2.0 actually got married and nobody knew! They tied the knot secretly in a small Las Vegas chapel, away from the prying eyes of the public and paparazzi. On July 17, Jennifer shared, “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”. Even though they eloped for the actual marriage, they did plan a second more elaborate wedding in Georgia.
2. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Although they are one of Hollywood’s most magical couples, they also have an extremely private relationship, which is part of the reason why they’re so successful. They never had a moment where they went public with their relationship, and nobody knew when they had a small, secret wedding in the fall of 2012. Although some managed to pick up hints, Blake and Ryan dispelled all rumors and got their trusted family and friends to hide the rest of the details. At their wedding, they even asked parents of the local children’s choir performing to sign an NDA, and confiscated the phones of attendees before the event.
3. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
These two came up with a serious scheme to fool people. Another famous couple who got secretly married, Justin and Jen tied the knot in their Bel-Air home in LA back in 2015. To confuse the paparazzi and media, they used an empty storage house nearby as a decoy, which is where they kept their wedding-related items. They also used a hidden garden path to transport staff to the house, pretending they were hosting a birthday party for Justin instead.
4. Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
The gorgeous Amanda Seyfried and talented comedic actor Thomas Sadoski eloped in a way that was the opposite of extravagant. All the way back in 2017, they went to Topanga, California along the Santa Monica mountains with their officiant, making for an unforgettable moment — it was just the three of them and nature! This couple seems laid-back and low-key, and we love this quiet choice for them.
5. Beyonce and Jay Z
As the king and queen of the music industry for decades, it seems kind of impossible that these two will ever get a moment of privacy for themselves. Maybe that’s why they had their own private wedding back in 2008. One of the first famous couples to do so, they never answered questions about the marriage and didn’t wear their rings in public. We’re still not exactly sure what the details are regarding this top-secret wedding — maybe it’ll always be a mystery.
6. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Another successful power couple, Tom and Giselle changed vows twice in multiple secret weddings in 2009! Is it a coincidence that many of the couples that had confidential nuptials are still together today? Giselle and Tom knew that the media would be a disaster for their perfect day, so they had their first wedding in a small, 20-person ceremony in the Santa Monica Catholic Church. Gisele wore a stunning off-the-shoulder lace gown, and one month later, they had a beach wedding in Gisele’s hometown of Costa Rica, using high security to fend off paparazzi.
7. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Like Ben and Jen, these lovebirds wed in Vegas in a private ceremony. When they shared clips of it online, many were surprised — including Jonas’ parents. Still, the two decided to have a more public ceremony in France with their friends and family — Joe said that the legal portion of the marriage wasn’t the “most important day” so they just invited whoever was in town for the spontaneous decision. Still, his parents weren’t the happiest about the news, and Joe had to do a lot of apologizing!