From Beyonce to Penelope: Secret Celebrity Weddings

July 5, 2012 By:
From Beyonce to Penelope: Secret Celebrity Weddings

In Hollywood, every time a celebrity gets married it’s a big to-do! Helicopters circle the venue, paparazzi try to climb hedges to photograph glimpses of the big day, and the secret service practically has to get called in to keep things in order.

It’s become a new trend for celebs to sneak off and get married. Usually, the celebs engagement isn’t a surprise but nobody actually knew the wedding was approaching. Then we all head back to work on Monday and find out that [insert famous person’s name] got hitched.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman: A very pregnant Drew Barrymore got hitched to Will Kopelman over the June 8 weekend. Nobody knew about it, and then boom, Wednesday rolls around and the wedding photo is on the cover of People magazine. The wedding was reportedly “low-key” and took place in Drew’s backyward, it was a very small, intimate, and secret affair.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: These two had SUCH a secretive wedding that I’m not even sure if they are married. They were rumored to be married when they stepped out to the 2012 Oscars with matching wedding bands. However, the newest rumor is that they aren’t legally wed but plan to get hitched on August 5, 2012 in Big Sur.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves: Matthew McConaughey wed his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves in Texas last month, but the gossip world was tipped off only a day before. Like Drew Barrymore, the wedding details appeared in the entertainment news mags after the fact but nobody knew when Matthew and the mother of his two children planned to wed.

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz: These two actors had a very secret wedding. The couple were wed about a year ago today in front of just four people in New York. The news didn’t even hit the gossip world until about a week after the fact.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: The Facebook founder married his longtime sweetheart Priscilla Chan on May 19, 2012. They had an intimate wedding at his home and the world didn’t find out about the nuptials until they updated their relationship status on Facebook. Even the guests didn't know about the wedding until they got there!

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian: These two pulled one of those “come to our engagement party SURPRISE it’s actually a wedding!” type deals. The two were married April 2011 and maybe they had to keep it so secret because they cheated on their former spouses?

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz: Quite possibly the sexiest pairing of two people ever, these two were secretly hitched July 2010 in a small ceremony at a friend’s house in the Bahamas.

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green: These two were secretly hitched June 2010 at the Four Seasons Hualalai hotel. The only other person in attendance was Green’s 8-year-old son Kassius. Well, I guess it wasn’t THAT secret because Entertainment Tonight was there to snap all the photos.

Beyonce and Jay-Z: These two tried to hide their nuptials, but the paparazzi found out the day of and flocked to the NY home where they had their exclusive wedding. The only attendees were family and close friends like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Rowland.