As we all know, Hollywood is a land full of paparazzi. With cameras everywhere and privacy a thing of yesterday, rarely are there celebs who are able to truly enjoy one of the most important days of their lives: their wedding. However, there have been some Hollywood stars who have been able to slip under the radar and quietly get married. Here are 15 secret celebrity weddings that we didn’t know about until after the fact.
Amare Stoudemire & Alexis Welch
New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire and Alexis Welch finally got married on 12/12/12, after having three children together and another on the way this year. The couple took advantage of the unique date and got married at their NYC apartment roof deck. Sticking to the special number 12, the wedding was attended by 12 special guests.
Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
After being together for five years, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel decided it was time to say “I do.” The couple got married on October 19, 2012 in southern Italy and the location remained a mystery to everyone, even the guests they invited! What we do know is that Jessica wore a dramatic pink wedding gown.
Beyonce & Jay-Z
After dating for six years, Beyonce and Jay-Z finally became one on 4/4/2008. Their wedding was small and private and there was no maid of honor or a best man. Instead, the wedding had a heavy focus on the love between Bey and Jay. The after party was held at Jay’s penthouse that was decorated with more than 70,000 orchids.
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz
Singer Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz had a private Mediterranean wedding ceremony in August 2010 that included close family members and friends. At the time Alicia was pregnant with their first child but looked flawless in a Grecian-style gown made by Vera Wang. The couple has been together for two years and counting.
T.I. & Tiny
T.I. and Tiny were dating on and off since 2001 and eventually got married in 2010. The couple got married in a Miami Beach courthouse and planned for the ceremony to be about no one else but themselves. After their first “I dos,” the couple traveled to a private island in Miami and tied the knot again! They then went to Atlanta for their reception and Las Vegas to keep the party going.
Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied were married at a small ceremony in Big Sur, CA on August 5, 2012. The couple were married after dark at a private home that offered an ocean view. Natalie broke the traditional white dress mold and wore a pink gown instead.
Kate Winslet & Ned Rocknroll
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll were able to wed without the flashing cameras and nosy media reporters. Apparently the pair had a small secret New York ceremony in December 2012 that was only attended by close family members and friends. Reports say that Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio gave Kate away.
Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were married just a month after announcing their engagement to the media, though the couple has been dating since 2007. The attractive couple swapped vows in Los Angeles in an intimate ceremony. They now have a son named Flynn.
Jessica Alba & Cash Warren
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren got married in a Beverly Hills courthouse without any guests in May 2008. Jessica apparently wore a blue gown while Cash wore a white shirt and brown pants; talk about a casual wedding! The couple is extremely happy almost five years later, and often refer to each other as soul mates.
Shania Twain & Frederic Thiebaud
On 1/11/11, Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud decided to become husband and wife in a Puerto Rican oceanside ceremony. The couple dated for over a year and were engaged for two months before their big day. Crazily the couple found solace in each other after Frederic’s ex-wife started to date Shania’s ex-husband!
LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian surprised not only Hollywood, but each of their 40 guests. The couple gathered up 40 of their closest friends and family members for what was said to be an engagement party. However, April 22 was actually the date that the two got married! The ceremony took place at a private California home.
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
Even though she’s a star on the show Gossip Girl, Blake Lively knows how to keep things a secret. Blake and Ryan tied the knot at a ceremony in Mt. Pleasant, SC after having dated for about a year. The couple planned the wedding in one month and everything seemed to have gone without a hitch. Bette Midler is said to have performed at the wedding.
Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig got married in New York on June 22, 2012 in an extremely small ceremony. They said “I do” in front of only four people, including their children. The couple first met after playing the role of husband and wife in the movie Dream House.
Ricki Lake & Christian Evans
After divorcing ex-husband Rob Sussman, Ricki Lake never thought she’d get remarried, however, on April 8, she tied the knot with Christian Evans. The couple started dating in 2009 and had a small ceremony in southern California. She posted a picture on her Twitter account after all was said and done.
Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan
You’d think that the creator of the world’s most popular social networking site would be posting about his wedding long before it ever happened. However, Mark Zuckerberg didn’t update his status until he and Priscilla were married in an intimate service at his home in Palo Atlo, CA on May 19, 2012. Less than 100 people attended and most of them thought the date was Priscilla’s graduation celebration.