18 Famous Couples Who Married Without the World Knowing

Celebrities are often subjected to relentless scrutiny, with their personal lives dissected by fans and the media. However, there are some famous couples who managed to keep their wedding day a secret from the prying eyes of the world. Let’s explore the stories of 18 renowned pairs who chose to exchange vows in private.

Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti

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Comedian Chelsea Peretti, famous for her role in NBC’s Brooklyn 99, quietly tied the knot with filmmaker Jordan Peele back in 2016. The couple eloped, keeping their marriage under wraps until Peele revealed the surprise during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. They have since welcomed a child together.

Lily Allen and David Harbour

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Fans of Stranger Things’ David Harbour might be disappointed to learn that the actor is off the market. In 2020, Harbour eloped with musician Lily Allen in Las Vegas. Their intimate and private ceremony included only Allen’s two children as honored guests.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

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Kourtney Kardashian, sister of Kim Kardashian, and Travis Barker, the drummer of Blink-182, had a public engagement that aired on their Hulu series. However, the couple eloped in Las Vegas in April 2022, enjoying an impromptu celebration without an official marriage license.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

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The media frequently indulges in the intimate details of these actors’ marriages, much to their dismay. Yet, the unexpected and seemingly casual wedding between Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell in 2013 piqued the curiosity of many. They quietly tied the knot at a Beverly Hills courthouse, capturing the attention of those intrigued by their low-key approach.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley

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When Margot Robbie, the lead actress in the film Barbie, said “I do” to her director husband Tom Ackerley in 2016, they opted for an intimate and understated ceremony. The couple celebrated their special day with only their closest loved ones, keeping the affair a private one.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

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This Hollywood power couple embarked on their journey to forever in 2010. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem eloped in the Bahamas, choosing a small, private ceremony at a friend’s home exclusively for their family members. While their wedding remained a secret, they later shared the joyous news with the public.

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

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Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, known for her soulful voice, has maintained a relatively low profile in recent years. This desire for privacy extended to her marriage to producer Swizz Beatz in 2009, with the couple choosing to keep their nuptials away from the public eye.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

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Having met on the set of That ’70s Show as young actors, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis reconnected years later and eventually tied the knot. They opted for a quiet and private wedding in 2015, sealing their love for each other.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

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Both Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are well-known figures in American culture, thanks to their respective careers in modeling and music. However, their 2013 wedding remained a secret from the public eye. The couple opted for a private affair in Italy’s Villa Pizzo, following years of dating since 2007.

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson

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Before Scarlett Johansson found happiness with Colin Jost, she was married to actor Ryan Reynolds. The couple eloped in 2010, with only a few close guests in attendance. Their marriage was short-lived, but Reynolds has since moved on and is now happily married to actress Blake Lively.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

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Football star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shocked everyone with their impromptu elopement in California in 2009. The couple limited the guest list to a few close loved ones, sealing their commitment to each other. The pair, now divorced, continue to share a beautiful family.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin had a private wedding ceremony in 2003 that was considered almost an elopement due to its discreet nature. Although their marriage ended over a decade later, they continue to co-parent their children.

Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen

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Actress Isla Fisher and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen have been one of Hollywood’s power couples for more than two decades. They opted for a small private wedding in Paris in 2010, attended only by their closest loved ones.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

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Unlike his brother Kevin’s extravagant wedding, Joe Jonas chose a simpler path when he eloped with Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner in 2019. They exchanged vows in a Las Vegas chapel, followed by a larger celebration in France with their friends and family.

Offset and Cardi B

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Cardi B and Offset surprised their fans with a secret ceremony in September 2017. The couple had previously been engaged, but their marriage was not publicly announced. They described their ceremony which took place in their own bedroom, as a casual  affair.

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox

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Before her high-profile romance with Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox eloped with actor Brian Austin Green in 2010. The couple’s private ceremony included only Green’s son in attendance. They were married for nearly a decade before divorcing.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee

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One of the most notorious celebrity elopements involved musician Tommy Lee and actress Pamela Anderson. Their sudden marriage and subsequent divorce in the 1990s have been the subject of numerous shows and documentaries.

Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard

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Supermodel and actress Emily Ratajkowski surprised everyone with her secret wedding in 2018. She married film producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in a private ceremony at New York City Hall, surrounded by close friends. They later had a child together and eventually divorced.

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