Things are starting to look up—the vaccine rollout is underway, small weddings are beginning to feel safe again, and couples are starting to plan larger weddings for the rest of 2021 and beyond. And of course, our favorite celebrity couples are no exception.
Plenty of celebrities have decided to tie the knot in secret with small intimate ceremonies in 2021. From Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman's secret nuptials to Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata's romantic intimate Vegas wedding, celebs are leaning into the COVID-19 trend of minimonies and intimate ceremonies. And all the celeb weddings this year so far are making it quite apparent that we're not leaving micro weddings in 2020! So you heard it here first: Intimate weddings are still trendy!
Read on to see what celebrities have tied the knot in 2021—so far!
Issa Rae and Louis Diame
Issa Rae is married! The Insecure star married fiancé Louis Diame in an intimate wedding in the South of France over the weekend. The actress shared the news on Instagram alongside a series of photos from the stunning nuptials.
“A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawanggang dress,” she captioned the post. “B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed. C) Then I took a few flicks with Somebody’s Husband.”
Rae also tagged the wedding vendors that helped make her dream day possible in the post. “Big thanks to @whiteedenweddings for being so gracious and accommodating and making this feel so real and special,” she wrote of her wedding planner. Rae also shared that her strapless sweetheart gown was a custom design from Vera Wang, while renowned wedding photographer Lauren Fair was behind the stunning photos. As for her bridal glam, celebrity hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood created Rae’s sophisticated ponytail, while makeup artist Joanna Simkin and nail artist Yoko Sakakura were responsible for her wedding makeup and manicure.
The actress first sparked engagement rumors back in April 2019, when she was spotted wearing a ring on the cover of Essence. Rae and Diame have been dating for several years, but have always kept a low profile when it comes to sharing details about their relationship—including their surprise nuptials!
Anna Faris and Michael Barrett
Anna Faris and Michael Barrett are married! The actress shared the news that the couple secretly eloped on an episode of her Anna Faris is Unqualified podcast yesterday.
“Yes, we eloped … I’m sorry. I didn’t know … I’m sorry, honey. I just blurted that out, but it just feels [like] I can’t say fiancé anymore,” the former Mom star said to Barrett on the episode.
Faris and the cinematographer started dating in 2017 after she split from ex-husband Chris Pratt, with whom she shares 8-year-old son Jack. News of Faris and Barret’s engagement broke in January 2019, when her former co-star Allison Janney confirmed the announcement to Us Weekly.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
From The Voice costars to husband and wife! Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have officially tied the knot in an intimate ranch ceremony over the July Fourth holiday weekend. According to Page Six, the couple got married on Shelton’s Oklahoma estate, where sources allege the singer built a small chapel for the ceremony.
This comes less than a month after the No Doubt singer sparked rumors by sporting a wedding band on her left hand.
Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett
Elizabeth Olsen is married! Or at least that's what she said. The WandaVision star revealed that she secretly got married presumably to her longtime boyfriend Robbie Arnett on Tuesday, June 8, during an interview with Kaley Cuoco during Variety's Actors on Actors discussion.
She let the news slip in a subtle manner when referencing a book in the background of her interview. “I also just noticed that my husband put ‘Little Miss Magic' — you know, the ‘Little Miss’ books? They’re these classic books," she explained. "But magic because of WandaVision, because he’s such a f–king cutie.”
This is the first time she has referred to Arnett as her husband. She started dating the Mile Greene band member back in 2017, and they reportedly got engaged in July 2019.
Justin Hartley and Sofia Pernas
Surprise! Justin Hartley is married. According to People, theThis Is Us star secretly and wed his former The Young and the Restless costar Sofia Pernas. A source told the outlet that the couple "recently" tied the knot. The two made their red carpet debut at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on April 16—where Hartley was spotted wearing a band on his ring finger.
The couple has been dating since last June and made their relationship on Instagram official on New Year's Eve.
This is us congratulating the couple and wishing them the best!
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
Ariana Grande and fiancée Dalton Gomez just got married! The “34+35” singer and the real estate agent tied the knot in a “tiny and intimate” ceremony with less than 20 guests over the weekend. “The room was so happy and full of love,” a rep for Grande told People. “The couple and both families couldn't be happier.”
Grande has been linked to Gomez since February 2020 and reportedly quarantined with him during the pandemic. The duo announced their engagement last December when the pop-star posted a series of photos to Instagram captioned, “forever n then some.”
Gomez proposed with an oval-shaped diamond accompanied by a single pearl set on a thin, white gold band. The singer posted a close-up image of the ring on her tattooed hand with perfectly manicured nails.
"Ariana’s two stone ring appears to feature a 5-7 carat oval diamond offset next to 5-6mm pearl set on a simple white gold or platinum band," Kathryn Money, Brilliant Earth’s SVP of Merchandising & Retail Expansion, told Brides at the time. "This reflects two rising celeb engagement ring trends—elongated fancy shapes and unique gemstones. Ariana’s style is extra unique given the asymmetrical diamond and pearl pairing!" She estimates the cost of the ring to be about $300,000-$350,000, depending on the specific characteristics of the center stone.
Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena
Aubrey Plaza is married! She and her longtime boyfriend, director Jeff Baena have tied the knot. On May 7, the Parks and Recreation star referred to Baena as her "darling husband" in an Instagram post. Later, her rep confirmed the news to People.
"So proud of my darling husband @jeffbaena for dreaming up another film that takes us to italia to cause some more trouble," she wrote alongside a photo of the two and the Deadline report of their new movie Spin Me Round.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the actress and director have been working on a lot of projects together from home. She even made her directorial debut working on Showtime's new anthology series Cinema Toast, created by Baena.
"We were quarantined for months and months like everybody else," she previously told People. "And we did enjoy it. I think it was, obviously other than all of the catastrophic things happening in the world, just on a personal level, relationship level, was kind of nice to just be forced to be in one place for that long. Could have gone either way, I guess."
No details on the ceremony or when it took place have been disclosed, but congratulations are in order for the newly (ish) weds!
Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman
During an appearance in February on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, the comedian and actress revealed that she is a married woman! She told the radio host that she and Avi Rothman (the couple welcomed twins via surrogate last year) had secretly tied the knot.
“Besides the fact that we are where we are, it’s hard not to feel so much of the shit and struggle that’s going on,” she said. “In my home, I’m very lucky about having these two babies and my husband. And they make it all better—and it’s changed my life.”
She also referred to Rothman as her husband during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. While the details of their nuptials are unknown, one thing remains clear: Wiig is off the market!
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata
Nicolas Cage secretly wed his girlfriend Riko Shibata in an intimate Las Vegas wedding in February. The National Treasure star confirmed the marriage to Us Weekly, saying, “It’s true, and we are very happy." A rep also disclosed to the publication that the couple had a “very small and intimate wedding” at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, where they were joined by Cage's ex-wife Alice Kim and their son, Kal-El.
Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirz
The Sound of Metal actor Riz Ahmed is taken! On an episode of the Grounded podcast, Ahmed referred to his wife, to which the host Louis Theroux asked how long he'd been married.
"Not very long, actually,” Ahmed said, according to Us Weekly. “It’s the first time I’ve ever mentioned it in an interview. So, congratulations on this incredibly exciting scoop.” The actor did not disclose his wife’s name, presumably for privacy reasons.
He later revealed who he married during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He and author Fatima Farheen Mirz had a "super" intimate ceremony.
Erin Lim and Joshua Rhodes
The E! News correspondent has tied the knot! Lim and her fiancé Joshua Rhodes said "I do" in a beautiful and intimate ceremony in January—two months prior to her announcement.
"Oh ya so like," the TV personality wrote alongside a picture of her and Rhodes on their special day. The Rundown host told E! News that the intimate wedding was a family affair.
"We decided around the holiday that because of COVID we wanted to have a small, intimate wedding with just our family," she told E!. "We wanted to keep it small. And what better way to start out the New Year? We decided to get married in my parent's backyard. Joshua's dad actually married us, so it was really, really special."