For some celebrities, a wedding is a huge occasion where friends, family, colleagues, fellow celebrities and of course the paps are invited to watch the nuptials. A lot of celebrity weddings are lavish affairs, with details of the big day, along with photos and videos, released to the public. But there are some celebs who haven’t been so keen to share their special day with the world and have successfully managed to pull of a private wedding without the press getting wind of it. Here are 9 celeb couples who successfully got married in secret.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
The two met while working on That 70s Show and started dating in April 2012. In February 2014 they got engaged and it wasn’t until Mila appeared on The Late, Late Show in March 2015 that it became clear that the two were in fact already married and had successfully managed to get wed in secret.
2. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The now-divorced power couple of Angelina and Brad, known to many as Brangelina, got married at their estate in the south of France in August 2014. The ceremony was private, with only a few close friends and family in attendance. It wasn’t until five days after the wedding that everyone else found out about it. Though they since released wedding photos, they still managed to pull off a marriage ceremony in secret. Angelina’s wedding dress had drawings by her six children incorporated into its design.
3. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Some weddings have hundreds of guests, but when Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz got married in New York in 2011, just four guests including Rachel’s son from a previous relationship and Daniel’s daughter from a previous marriage.
4. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Their divorce has been more publicised than their marriage thanks in part to Gwyneth’s now famous ‘conscious uncoupling’ blog title. She and Chris managed to pull of a secret wedding away from the paps back in 2008.
5. Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
In December 2014, the media found out that Scarlett Johansson was married to French journalist Romain Dauriac and that the two had got married two months previously in October.
6. Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen
The two got married in Paris in 2013 after six years of being engaged and only had a total of six guests, who got told about the wedding with hardly any advance notice.
7. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Not wanting a lot of unnecessary attention for their big day, Ryan Reynolds and Blake lively got married at Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina in September 2012 with very few details about the big day leaking out. Apparently Florence + The Machine was booked to entertain guests with a performance.
8. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
In January 2015, Cameron Diaz got married to Benji Madden with very few details about the ceremony getting leaked to the press. They wed at her home in Beverly Hills seven months after starting their relationship.
9. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got married in a top-secret ceremony in their backyard in August 2015. Most of the details about the big day are unknown, though it’s been reported that they wed in front of around 70 close friends and family and that Sia performed for the guests. Guests were under the impression that they would be attending Justin’s 44th birthday party, only to find out they were attending the couple’s wedding!