13 Famous Couples Who Got Married In Secret

Not all celeb weddings are totally over the top.
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1. Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik

Zooey and Jacob surprised everyone when the news of their wedding surfaced six weeks after it actually happened (on June 21, 2015, in Texas). It was only when their daughter was born in early August that the world caught wind of the couple's happy news.

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2. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

This sneaky couple disguised their wedding as Justin's 44th birthday party to ward off the press and trick their guests. Instead of blowing out candles, Justin put a ring on it at the couple's Bel Air mansion Aug. 5, 2015.

3. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

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Cameron and Benji wed Jan. 5, 2015, at their Beverly Hills home. The ceremony lasted all of 15 minutes, before the A-list guests were ushered to tents set up outside for the party. Bonus: Nicole Richie and Drew Barrymore served as bridesmaids.

4. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

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Jackie and Kelso got married in July 2015. The wedding reportedly took place at The Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, California, ending months of rumors that the two were already married.

5. Beyoncé and Jay Z

Bey and Jay held a secret wedding ceremony on April 4, 2008, in New York City. Their 40 guests were asked to leave their ~Blackberries~ at home, and the reception lasted until 5 a.m.

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6. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

Gisele and Tom pulled off not one, but two super-private wedding ceremonies. On Feb. 26, 2009, they said "I do" with only 20 guests present at a Catholic church in Santa Monica. Six weeks later, they flew off to Gisele's house in Costa Rica to get married again, this time with 25 guests.

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7. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively 

Ryan and Blake got hitched at the most epic location on Sept. 9, 2010: the Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina, which also served as Allie's vacation home in The Notebook. The gorgeous reception was organized by editors at Martha Stewart Weddings.

8. Leighton Meester and Adam Brody

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Leighton Meester kept her wedding to Adam Brody very much on the DL. The two were married Feb. 15, 2014, and few details have emerged since.

9. Kerry Washington and Nnambu Asomugha

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Kerry and her football player bae made it official June 24, 2013, in Blaine County, Idaho. Kerry is known for keeping her private life under wraps, and her wedding was no exception.

10. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil and David got married after 10 years of dating in Perugia, Italy, on Sept. 16, 2014. They wore custom-made tuxes by Tom Ford and had their first dance to Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This." Sir Elton John, who was a guest, performed an impromptu song on the piano. Casual.

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11. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

The heart-eyes emoji was invented for Kristen and Dax, who got married in the most low-key ceremony of all time at the Beverly Hills courthouse Oct. 17, 2013. Both fervent gay rights activists, the two postponed their wedding until the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down.

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12. Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser

Alexis and Vincent's top-secret wedding took place in Ojai, California, in June 2014. They held the reception at Rolling Thunder Ranch resort, where the guest list included Jon Hamm and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.

13. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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The power couple got married Aug. 23, 2014, in the chapel of a French château. Their wedding came 10 years after they started dating and their marriage ended after just two years after the wedding in September 2016.


This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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