Jay Ellis is a married man! After five years together, the Top Gun: Maverick actor tied the knot with Nina Senicar at a dreamy garden wedding in Tuscany, Italy on July 9, 2022, Vogue reports.
The Insecure star and the Serbian actress both shared the big news on Instagram with the same photo and caption. “July 9th, 2022… Per sempre 💙,” they each wrote.
For the big day, Ellis donned a custom double-breasted maroon tuxedo with peak lapels and silk trim from Dolce and Gabbana. The groom accessorized with a bow tie and suede loafers in the same eye-catching hue. Senicar stunned in a strapless ball gown with a dramatic slit and a corset top, which was also from Dolce and Gabbana. She had her hair pulled back in a low ponytail, and she paired her look with white satin strappy heels.
Their ceremony took place at Villa Mangiacane, a luxurious villa in Tuscany. Vineyards and olive groves served as a picturesque backdrop for their nuptials. Besides the breathtaking scenery, the couple selected the locale because it held a special place in their hearts. “We always knew we wanted to get married in Italy because going there was the first trip we ever took together,” the model told the publication.
During the ceremony, the couple’s 2-year old daughter, Nora Grace, was the flower girl. She wore a white dress with puff sleeves for the occasion. Many of Ellis’s co-stars, such as Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Yvonne Orji, Glen Powell, and Nik Domain, also made an appearance, along with Anna Kendrick and Peter Nelson.
After Ellis popped the question in Bali in January 2019, the duo started planning their wedding immediately. But, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were forced to postpone their special day to 2021. Then, after experiencing a "family loss," they changed their date again to the following year.
Despite multiple postponements, the couple agreed the wait was worth it. "We just really wanted everybody to have a good time and get to know each other,” Senicar shared with Vogue. “And most importantly, dance. We come from two completely different sides of the world, different cultures and backgrounds, and it was magical to see how all of that got mixed together in such a beautiful and spontaneous way with the people we love the most."
Ellis also said celebrating with loved ones was especially meaningful after postponing multiple times. “Seeing all of our friends from different parts of our lives together, smiling and laughing, connecting, forming their own friendships, was such a huge part of what we wanted out of the weekend and the celebration,” he noted to Vogue. “We wanted to create moments and memories that would last the rest of our lives."
We’re so excited to watch them start their lives together as a married couple!