Celebrity Weddings We Didn’t Find Out About Until After They Said “I Do”

July 15, 2015  |  
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Your wedding day can be one of the biggest days of your life, which is why most people can’t wait to share the news that they’re getting married. But we didn’t find out about the big day of these celebrities until after they said, “I do.”

Kim Coles

News of Kim Coles’ wedding in the Dominican Republic surfaced weeks after the Living Single star said, “I do” to former SWAT officer Reggie Mckiver. “I’m 53 and Reggie is 41 but I’m not a cougar,” Coles said in an interview. “It’s about the right energy. It wasn’t like I was trolling for younger men. It’s about energy. We’re ageless. Just two people on the same plane.”

Billy Joel

No one saw these nuptials coming! Billy Joel managed to pull the wool over the eyes of the guests he invited to his recent Fourth of July barbecue. Forty family members and friends thought they were there for hot dogs, hamburgers and fireworks, but they were actually treated to a wedding. The 66-year-old rocker tied the knot to his very pregnant 33-year-old partner, Alexis Roderick.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have managed to keep much of their relationship out of the media. After welcoming daughter, Wyatt, last year, Kutcher and Kunis had a surprise wedding this past Fourth of July weekend.

Kerry Washington

We didn’t find out Kerry Washington was a married woman until nearly a month after the wedding took place. The Scandal star had been dating former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha for more than a year. Their wedding day was very intimate and family oriented. Washington’s parents signed the marriage certificate as witnesses while Asomugha’s sister officiated the ceremony. They welcomed daughter Isabelle Amarachi nearly a year later.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

No one even knew that Nick Cannon was on Mariah Carey’s radar until they announced they were husband and wife. The couple had been dating for just a month before saying “I do.” They tied the knot during an intimate wedding at Carey’s lavish home in the Bahamas. Cannon and Carey welcomed a set of twins on their third wedding anniversary. However, their fairytale marriage ended last December when Cannon filed for divorce.

Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons used to live her life as an open book, but these days she’s a lot more private. Last year, ex-hubby Russell Simmons let the cat out of the bag by revealing on Twitter that a pregnant Simmons had been married to investment banker Tim Leissner for some time. Several months after the big reveal was made, Kimora gave birth to their first child together: Wolfe Lee Leissner.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez managed to keep the snooping paparazzi in the dark about her wedding to Marc Anthony by throwing everybody off of the scent–including surprised guests who attended the wedding. Lopez invited friends and family to a backyard barbecue where the American Idol judge exchanged vows with Anthony. Her marriage to the Latin singer officially came to an end last summer.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Even though Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie vowed that they wouldn’t marry until same-sex marriage was legal everywhere in the U.S., they changed their minds for the sake of their children. Unbeknownst to the paparazzi, one of Hollywood’s biggest couples tied the knot last summer at a church that was on the grounds of their chateau in France. They made the announcement afterward and shared a few intimate details from their big day with People. Money obtained from the magazine photo shoot all went to charity.

Naya Rivera

There’s a saying that goes “The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else.” That may be true for Naya Rivera. She was involved in a high-profile relationship with rapper Big Sean, but three months after the couple ended their engagement, the Glee star said “I do” to spending the rest of her life with another man. Rivera started dating her friend Ryan Dorsey soon after the breakup and they announced their new marital status after returning from Cabos San Lucas last year. They are currently expecting their first child together.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana had the press all up in her business during her on-again, off-again relationship with Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper. But few people had any idea how serious things were when she started dating Italian artist Marco Perego. That is until the Colombiana star announced that she was officially off the market. They secretly wed in London in 2013 and are now proud parents to a set of twin boys. Saldana and her hubby bucked tradition, and he has taken her last name.


Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys tied the knot to hubby Swizz Beatz with a bun in the oven. The R&B singer was six months pregnant when she married the famous producer in front of family and friends at a private home on the Mediterranean Sea. The happy couple broke the news on social media and several months later they welcomed their first son together. Keys became a mom for the second time late last year when she gave birth to son Genesis.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

When the state of California legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, many couples flocked to the altar. So did Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell. They had been dating for six years, but wouldn’t marry until their LGBTQ friends could. After the ruling came down the Parenthood star and former Veronica Mars star said “I do.” Shepard and Bell showed up at the courthouse at the spur of the moment to get their marriage license and before anyone knew it, they were married. Their second daughter was born late last year.

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

Miranda Kerr made a lot of women very, very angry when she became Mrs. Orlando Bloom. The couple had been dating for several years before the Pirates of the Caribbean star popped the question. A month after Kerr said yes, they became husband and wife. The happy couple made the announcement that they wed while away on their honeymoon. They welcomed a child the following year but after three years of marriage, the couple separated.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Penelope Cruz has been fiercely protective of her personal life that it shouldn’t have been a surprise to find out Cruz up and married Javier Bardem on the low. But it was a shock because the couple hadn’t even announced their engagement. They exchanged vows at a friend’s house in the Bahamas. “One thing I don’t do, I don’t lie about my personal life,” Cruz said in an interview. “It’s sacred to me. It’s my life. But I don’t give details about it because I am allergic to that.”

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Megan Fox started dating Brian Austin Green when she was just 18 years old. He was 30. They met back in 2004 on the set of Hope & Faith and started a long-term on-again, off-again relationship that finally ended up in holy matrimony. When the famous couple tied the knot, it was so low-key that there were only six people in attendance. They exchanged vows during a very intimate ceremony at the Four Seasons hotel in Hawaii.

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