10 celeb weddings that shocked the world! Are surprise weddings the new trend?

by Emily H


After Naya Rivera shocked the world by announcing she got married a long-time friend in Cabo San Lucas back in July, and Cheryl Cole following soon after, it seems like shock weddings are the new big thing. We’re taking a look back at some other superstars who managed to keep their nuptials a secret.

Beyonce and Jay Z
Notoriously one of the most private couples in the world, the world was shocked when they announced they managed to keep their wedding private back in April 2008.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
Though we knew the ‘Since U Been Gone’ singer was engaged to Reba’s step-son, the world was shocked when Clarkson took to her official twitter page to announce that the couple married in Tennessee last October.

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
The notoriously private ‘Scandal’ star pulled off another big secret. Washington married the football star in June, but managed to keep the union a secret until July.


Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
The singing superstar and ‘America’s Got Talent’ host stunned the world when they wed in April 2008. Though they’re a little less private about their relationship today (they’re always posting family pics on social media), their union remains one of the most surprising.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
These actors are famously private, and their wedding was no different. They shocked the world when they married in a very private ceremony in the Bahamas in July 2010.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Very few people even knew that the ‘Green Lantern’ stars were even dating when they wed back in September 2012 in South Carolina. Details of the big day are still private, and the couple have only been photographed together on a handful of occasions.

Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
One of the biggest secrets on our list was kept by tight-lipped Matt Bomer. The ‘Glee’ guest star and ‘Magic Mike’ actor managed to keep his marital status a secret for over two years!

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
The former ‘Gossip Girl’ star and former ‘The OC’ actor shocked the world when they married in February. Little did the world know, they low-key couple actually got engaged in November.


Britney Spears and Jason Alexander/Kevin Federline
Spears has managed to keep two of her marriages on the down low, which is pretty shocking seeing as she’s photographed everywhere she goes. Spears first shocked the world when she wed Alexander in a quickie Vegas ceremony in 2004. She then surprised the world again when she wed her second husband, back-up dancer Federline, in yet another surprise ceremony.

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay
Love Hewitt revealed a lot of big news back in June. ‘The Client List’ actress revealed that she secretly wed her husband and had given birth all in the same week!

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