5 Celebrities Speak on Having a Secret Wedding

Hoping to avoid helicopters flying over their wedding ceremony and paparazzi mobbing their reception, these celebrities all decided to keep their wedding details under wraps until after tying the knot. Some never even spoke about their relationship in public until after they were married, only confirming after they sealed the deal. Others did announced their engagement but decided to quietly hold a ceremony without alerting the media and keeping everything hush hush.Wanting to keep their special day as private and intimate without any distractions, these celebrities did what they could to keep their wedding plans top secret and managed to pull it off, only revealing later that they’re now married.

Matt Damon

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Matt very quietly married Luciana Barroso in a quick wedding at city hall in NYC:  “We got married actually at the City Hall in New York. There was this rumour that we were going to get married. “It was right before the holidays last year and we didn’t want to have people hanging outside our house and stuff, so we just kind of nipped it in the bud and got it over with. “

Janet Jackson
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Janet and Wissam Al Mana married secretly in a ceremony in 2012. She said in a statement: ”The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet.”


Zoe Saldana
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Zoe married husband Marco Perego in secret to protect her private life: ”I love what I do so much, but I love my [personal] life more. I realised through the years of being in this business that the only way to maintain some kind of sanity is to protect that which is most dear to you, which is your life and everyone that’s in it. I got married in England. I did it in England. Can you top that?”

Miranda Kerr
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Miranda and Orlando Bloom married in a secret ceremony, and Miranda had to cancel a David Jones appearance. She commented on enjoying a honeymoon as she confirmed the marriage: “David Jones very graciously released me during this period so we could celebrate an intimate ceremony and honeymoon together, I’m very much a part of the David Jones Family and I am very committed to my role. I am enormously grateful to David Jones to have been given this time to enjoy such a special moment in my life.”

Kerry Washington
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Kerry did not make her relationship with Nnamdi Asomugha publicly known before she married him, she commented on keeping the secret:  “I hate keeping secrets; that is the worst thing for me, because I always want to talk about it. I am really private about my personal life…I try to be really naked emotionally in my work, and I am not holding back at all when it comes to my work. I am giving all that I can in my work… So my work belongs to everyone – because that’s the choice I made – and my life belongs to me.”

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