Privacy can be quite the luxury for many A-list celebrity couples. Most aren’t even able to go to the grocery store together without getting mobbed by paparazzi, which is why it’s always so impressive when they manage to keep their entire wedding covert.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at 20 celebrity couples that had a completely secret wedding. There are more than you think, and some of these entries just might surprise you. Read on for more about these secret celeb weddings!
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost
After they were engaged in 2019, Scarlett and Colin officially married in October of 2020, and they made the most unexpected secret wedding announcement ever.
The news was broken by Meals on Wheels America, via an Instagram post that featured the Staten Island Ferry sailing beneath the words “JUST MARRIED”!
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice
After their engagement in 2018, it was rumored that this celeb couple would postpone their wedding until 2021, but they decided to get married in 2020 instead.
The intimate surprise wedding happened at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park in July, and there were allegedly only 20 close friends in attendance.
Mark Peacock and Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness’ wedding announcement was a total surprise, since he hadn’t told his fans previously that he was even seeing anyone.
The Queer Eye star took to Instagram on New Year’s Eve in 2020 to announce his marriage.
Though he didn’t tag his partner or mention his name in the post, he shared more information about the wedding and Mark Peacock on Twitter.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Jonas and Turner shocked their fans by eloping in Las Vegas after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
The wedding was officiated by an Elvis impersonator, and the couple exchanged Ring Pops!
Fans only found out about this marriage because Diplo shared the top-secret ceremony with his followers via an Instagram Live. People thought it was a joke at first, but not for long.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a private ceremony to exchange vows three days before they officially tied the knot at the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May of 2018.
Fans only learned of their wedding during Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey almost three years after the fact. Clearly these two know how to keep a secret.
Matthew Koma and Hillary Duff
Hilary Duff secretly married Matthew Koma in an intimate and small celebration in December of 2019, seven months after announcing that they were planning to get married.
Duff confirmed the surprise wedding herself the next day by posting a picture from the big day on Instagram, with one of the simplest captions ever: “This.”
Cherry Seaborn and Ed Sheeran
Since it began back in 2015, the romance between Seaborn and Sheeran has been quite discreet.
So it should come as no surprise that their wedding was kept a secret.
Sheeran told Charlamagne Tha God that the two were married in December of 2018 during a video interview on his YouTube channel.
Offset and Cardi B
After just eight months of dating, Offset and Cardi B made the decision to get married in a secret ceremony in Georgia, in September of 2017.
Fans didn’t learn about the matrimony until a year later, when their wedding certificate was tracked down by TMZ in June of 2018. That’s how you keep a secret, people!
Miranda Pearman-Maday and Raven Symoné
Raven Symone announced her marriage to Miranda in June of 2020 through a post on Instagram, which shocked her fans, since this was also the first time Raven had gone public with her relationship.
The superstar shared a picture from the big day with the captino, “I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home. I love you Mrs. Pearman-Maday!”
Chris Fischer and Amy Schumer
Three months after rumors of their romance first surfaced, Schumer finally confirmed that she was dating Fischer.
In 2018, she shared a picture on Instagram of the two of them kissing at Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday.
A mere four days after confirming their relationship, Amy announced that she and Chris had tied the knot and were officially married.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
After just over three years of dating and many years of friendship, Ashton Kutcher married Mila Kunis in July of 2015 at an intimate ceremony in Oak Glen, California.
The wedding was a surprise to fans since Mila Kunis confessed that she had never actually imagined herself getting married just a year before she tied the knot with Ashton.
Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington
When it comes to her family and marriage, Kerry Washington is infamously private, and you might not even know that she married Asomugha, who is a former NFL star, all the way back in 2013.
According to the couple’s marriage certificate, the pair had their wedding in Hailey, Idaho, and her parents were listed as their witnesses.
Washington only officially confirmed the marriage in October of 2018 in a Marie Claire interview.
David Harbour and Lily Allen
David Harbour and Lily Allen sparked rumors of their engagement in May of 2020 after less than a year of dating, and in September of that year, they finally confirmed those rumors by marrying each other.
They had their nuptials in Las Vegas at the Graceland Wedding Chapel, where the ceremony was officiated by an Elvis impersonator.
It seems like celebrities love eloping in Vegas. Maybe it’s because what happens there, stays there?
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z rarely ever reveal anything to do with their private lives, and even after 13 years, we don’t know much about their intimate surprise wedding ceremony that happened all the way back in 2008.
The couple were married in Jay-Z’s penthouse in New York before 40 guests.
And the couple allegedly banned cellphones in order to make sure that the celebration was totally private. We don’t blame them, to be honest!
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
After only two years of seeing Gisele, Tom Brady proposed in January of 2009, and the two could not wait to make things official.
In February of that same year, they were married in a private ceremony in Santa Monica, in California. Brady later revealed that the wedding only took 10 days to plan.
He said that there was something special about just having their parents at the wedding. We have to agree – intimate weddings are just that – intimate.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Kristen and Dax are famously open about their long-time relationship, but in 2013 they made the decision to tie the knot secretly in a courthouse in Beverly Hills.
Bell didn’t even share pictures from her wedding until three years after it happened! Bell opened up about their private wedding during an interview with People.
She said that she doesn’t fault anyone that wants a big day, especially women. She went on to say that she receives more than enough attention in her daily life.
John Cena and Shay Shariatzaden
Official documents that were reportedly obtained by TMZ Sports found that John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh were married in October of 2020 in Tampa, Florida.
They first started dating in 2019, and engagement rumors were sparked just a year later. The engineer and actor have yet to comment on rumors of their marriage.
But Nikki Bella, Cena’s ex, seemingly confirmed that marriage by congratulating the couple. She did so during an interview after a fan asked Bella if she’d reach out following his alleged wedding.
Sebastian Bear-McClard and Emily Ratajkowski
After just a couple of weeks of dating actor Sebastian Bear-McClard, Emily announced that she had tied the knot via an Instagram Story in April of 2018.
The two married quietly in a courthouse ceremony in New York City, and while fans were skeptical at first, the couple is still going strong. In fact, the two just welcomed their first child together.
During her appearance on Busy Tonight in November 2018, Ratajkowski explained their reasoning for keeping their marriage under wraps, saying their wedding was just for them, and they loved it.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley
The star of Suicide Squad married her long-term boyfriend in her home country of Australia in a ceremony that was so private that not even the attendees knew the location.
There were just 50 guests, but dozens of security guards kept watch on the premises. Phones and cameras were allegedly banned as well. The couple first met one another in 2013.
For a few years, they lived together in London before officially saying “I do.” After rumors of their wedding began circulating, Robbie confirmed the news via Instagram by posting a photo of a stunning wedding ring.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
After years of enduring rumors of their marriage and of a child, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux took the world by surprise when they had a top-secret wedding ceremony in their own backyard in August of 2015.
Apparently, the easiest way to keep a wedding secret is to have it at home! The majority of the details pertaining to the wedding are still kept a secret.
But the couple allegedly married each other in front of 70 of their close friends and family members, and Sia even performed at the ceremony. That’s how you do it in style, folks.
Who says that you need to go all-out with the cash to have a good wedding? These celebrities prove that sometimes, keeping things private is the best thing to do.
Which secret celebrity marriage caught you off guard the most?