Mums The Word: Celebrities Who’ve Married Secretly

September 24, 2013  |  
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It’s a wonder celebrities are able to keep anything private with the way they’re hounded in the media, but these 15 famous couples have managed to successfully plan and execute lavish weddings – all without anyone knowing. Check out our list of celebs who’ve married secretly.


Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego

Earlier this year, actress Zoe Saldana wed Italian artist Marco Perego in a super secret wedding attended by just a few close friends and family. Although we certainly had no idea the two lovebirds were planning to marry – or even dating – sources say that Zoe and Marco had known each other for a long time before taking the plunge.

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

How shocked were we to find out that Kerry Washington had married footballer Nnamdi Asomugha? Extremely. The two secretly tied the knot this summer in Idaho after dating for one year.

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa

This past summer, Wiz Khalifa shocked his fans via Twitter with news that he and girlfriend Amber Rose had married. “Me and Amber got married today. Weddings this fall. Thought I’d let yall know.”

And of course we all know that Amber and Wiz held their wedding ceremony last month – but not before some pre-wedding twerking.

Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana

While everyone was busy speculating that Janet and her billionaire beau would be having an extravagant Middle Eastern wedding, her and Wissam were releasing statements that they’d already married – the year prior. The pair said, “The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony.” Clearly Janet knows how to keep us out of her business.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon married on the low in a secret Bahamas wedding in 2008. Since then, the couple has renewed their vows annually in similar secret fashion – remember their ultra lavish – and ultra private – fairytale themed “wedding”?

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel shocked fans when they announced that they had married secretly in Southern Italy in 2012. But although the couple has been very hush-hush about revealing additional wedding deets, they did leak a few cute wedding photos to the public.

T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris

In 2010, our favorite reality TV couple secretly tied the knot in Miami. Although it took T.I. and Tiny a minute to release official wedding day photos, evidence of their union leaked the day after it was official.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

In 2008, Beyoncé married longtime love Jay-Z in a super secret, super lavish wedding. The affair was so hushed up that we still don’t know what Beyonce’s wedding dress looked like – let alone anything else about the ridiculously private event.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

In 2010, songstress Alicia Keys married Swizz Beatz during a secret weekend wedding in the Mediterranean – to all of our surprise.

Amare Stoudemire and Alexis Welch

Basketball star Amare Stoudemire married longtime girlfriend Alexis Welch in an ultra private wedding ceremony held on the rooftop of their NYC apartment. Very few people knew about the wedding beforehand, and according to sources only a lucky 12 guests were even invited.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pulled a fast one when they wed secretly in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The couple has since shared some details from their intimate day (Blake wore an extravagant Marchesa gown, a mere 35 guests were invited) and even released a few wedding day photos.

Michael Ealy and Khatira Rafiqzada

“Think Like A Man” actor Michael Ealy broke a few hearts back in 2012 when he revealed that he had married girlfriend Khatira Rafiqzada in a secret Los Angeles ceremony two months prior.

Terrence Howard and Michelle Ghent

Terrence Howard and Michelle Ghent are now in the midst of a messy split, but back in January of 2010 the two tied the knot in private and didn’t reveal the union until months later at the Cannes Film Festival.

Matthew Knowles and Gena Charmaine Avery

After divorcing from Mama Knowles in 2009, Matthew wed girlfriend Gena Charmaine Avery in a private Houston ceremony in July of this year.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his college sweetheart Priscilla Chan married secretly in May of 2012. In fact, the wedding was so secret that the few guests in attendance thought they were celebrating Priscilla’s graduation before finding out that the celebration was actually to honor the couple’s union.

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