Anne Hathaway Donates Wedding Money to Charity

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Anne Hathaway Donates Wedding Money to Charity
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She may have played a cat burglar in The Dark Knight Rises, but in real life, she’s all about giving back.

Anne Hathaway, the sugar sweet brunette from Brooklyn, New York, has done a very selfless thing donating all her wedding profits to charity. Some of the money that she earned from selling her wedding pics were donated to a same sex marriage advocate group.

The actress gifted a portion of the proceeds to FreedomToMarry.org, an organization working to end marriage discrimination against gay couples.

While it’s unclear the exact amount that Hathaway donated to the group, she also reportedly worked directly with their National Engagement Party, which raised $500,000 for the collective “Win More States Fund.”

The rest of Anne’s wedding photo profits were split and donated to charities including St. Jude Children's Research, American Cancer Society and The Girl Effect, a human rights movement geared at young women around the world living in poverty.

For Anne, though, the gay rights movement touches especially close to home, as she grew up with an openly gay brother. She recollected her open-minded family and what it was like when he came out.

"In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal,” Hathaway said. “When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him, and that was that."

Anne and her new husband Adam Shulman married on September 30, surrounded by the scenic backdrop of Big Sur, California in front of 150 close family and friends. Prior to the nuptials, the couple had been dating for four years. They got engaged in November, 2011.

After having to cancel their trip to Thailand due to bad weather, the couple redirected to London for their honeymoon. They are currently in France together. 

Anne’s highly anticipated musical film debut in Les Misérables opens this Christmas. 

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