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!
Paris Hilton and Carter Reum
“My forever begins today... ✨💍 11/11 💝,” Hilton captioned a stunning Instagram photo showing off her bridal look. The couple said “I do” in front of a guest list that included Hilton’s famous family (Real Housewives stars Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards were of course in attendance) and a number of her celebrity friends. Emma Roberts, Paula Abdul, and Bebe Rexha were all spotted arriving at the wedding in photos obtained by E! News, while People reports that Hilton’s longtime BFF Kim Kardashian West was also on hand to celebrate Hilton’s big day.
Fans won’t have to wait long to get all of the details on the couple’s star-studded nuptials—Hilton filmed her entire wedding planning process for her new 13-part Peacock series, Paris in Love. The first episode dropped on Thursday, with subsequent episodes premiering each week. The couple will also continue their wedding festivities with two upcoming parties, both of which will be captured for the new show.
Reum proposed to the iconic socialite back in February after a year of dating. He popped the question with a $1 million custom engagement ring, designed by Jean Dousset, the great-great-grandson of legendary jeweler Cartier.
Congratulations are in order for Malala! The activist, Oxford graduate, and youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner shared her wedding news on Instagram. “Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life," Malala wrote alongside a gorgeous wedding shot. "We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”
Meadow Walker and Louis Thornton-Allan
Meadow Walker is married! The model and daughter of late actor Paul Walker tied the knot with her actor boyfriend Louis Thornton-Allan earlier this month in the Dominican Republic.
Meadow shared the news on Instagram on October 22 alongside a sweet black-and-white video from the couple’s intimate beach wedding. “We’re married !!!!,” she captioned the post.
In the video, Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster can be seen celebrating with the couple during their nuptials. According to E! News, Diesel, who is Meadow’s godfather, walked the bride down the aisle in place of her father, who passed away in 2013.
Meadow and Thornton-Allan announced their engagement in August just weeks after publicly confirming their relationship. The couple sparked marriage rumors earlier this month when Meadow shared a photo of the pair wearing matching wedding bands. Congrats to the newlyweds!
Sarah Levy and Graham Outerbridge
Sarah Levy is married! The Schitt’s Creek actress—who starred as Twyla Sands alongside her father and brother in the beloved series—tied the knot with actor and producer Graham Outerbridge over the weekend.
The bride’s brother, actor Dan Levy, shared the news of the wedding on Instagram alongside a photo of the sibling duo on the dance floor. “My sister got married this weekend,” he captioned the post. “This is absolutely not a photo of us screaming the lyrics to S Club Party on the dance floor. Love you, @sarahplevy.”
Sarah also shared a snap of her and Outerbridge posing in a photo booth at the reception, which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. “Bells are ringing ✨✨10.16.2021,” she wrote alongside the sweet shot.
Outerbridge reposted a few snaps of the bride and groom sharing their first dance on his Instagram story. The couple has been dating since at least 2018, when Outerbridge first posted a photo of Sarah on his Instagram. Congrats to the happy couple!
Lena Dunham and Luis Felber
Lena Dunham is married! The actress and her boyfriend Luis Felber tied the knot in a secret ceremony in London over the weekend, a source confirmed to PEOPLE.
The couple chose to keep their wedding small and intimate in order to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. According to Page Six, however, there was at least one very special guest in attendance. Dunham’s longtime pal Taylor Swift reportedly attended the event with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
Dunham first confirmed her relationship with the English-Peruvian musician back in April during an interview with The New York Times. The couple later made their red carpet debut at the Sundance Film Festival in August.
Jasmine Tookes and Juan David Borrero
Jasmine Tookes officially wed Juan David Borrero is a stunning ceremony in Quito, Ecuador. "I’m officially Mrs. Borrero," she captioned an Instagram post of the event. Along with a gorgeous, show-stopping veil, Zuhair Murad gown, and epic flower petal-covered exit, the model shared special shots from the church procession and beautiful couple moments. "Still can’t believe I’m living in a real-life fairytale with you," she shared.
Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell
Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell have officially tied the knot! The actress announced the news on her Instagram on Tuesday with a photo from the stunning Colorado event.
“I’ve never wanted to be someone’s someone more than I do yours, and now I get to be your wife. On September 4th, 2021 we officially became each other’s forever. I love you beyond @charliemcdowell…” she wrote. She also tagged the Joshua Tree-based photography duo Cedar and Pines in the caption.
McDowell shared the same photo on his Instagram, along with a smiling portrait of the newlyweds that showed Collins donning a lace hooded veil. “I married the most generous, thoughtful, and beautiful person I’ve ever known. I love you @lilyjcollins,” he captioned the images.
Collins also tagged her bridal glam team in her post, which included makeup artist Fiona Stiles, hairstylist Gregory Russell, and nail artist Thuy Nguyen. She also tagged designer Ralph Lauren, who seemingly created her stunning high-neck lace gown.
As for the location of the nuptials, the actress tagged Dunton Hot Springs, a luxury resort in Colorado where the wedding was held. Collins shared an additional photo of her and McDowell standing beside a gorgeous waterfall in their wedding attire.
“What started as a fairytale, is now my forever reality. I’ll never be able to properly describe how otherworldly this past weekend was, but magical is a pretty good place to start…” she wrote.
John Corbett and Bo Derek
After 20 years together, John Corbett and Bo Derek have tied the knot! While virtually appearing on The Talk on Tuesday, the Sex and the City alum shared the exciting news while talking to one of the show's hosts and his buddy Jerry O'Connell.
"Jerry, I can't believe I forgot to tell you. Around Christmas time we got married. Bo and I got married," he shared. "We got married. And this is probably the first time — we're pretty private people. We didn't make an announcement. All our friends and family knew."
The My Big Fat Greek Wedding star showed off his wedding band on the video call, flashing it to the camera. He added that this was their first time going public with the news. "But this is the first time either one of us has said anything publicly about it because really, we haven't had an opportunity," he said. "So, you're my buddy, and now I guess I'm telling all of America or the world. And yeah, after 20 years we decided to get married."
He also revealed the reason why they finally decided to wed after all these years. He said they wanted to be bring some positivity to the year 2020 adding that they ""didn't want 2020 to be that thing that everybody looks back and hated."
"And we thought, let's get one good thing around it and did it around Christmas."
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."