Emily Ratajkowski Reveals How She Kept Her Secret Wedding Ceremony Under Wraps

"I’m living in an alternate universe."

Updated 04/19/18

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At the end of February, model Emily Ratajkowski shocked the world by marrying Sebastian Bear-McClard in a surprise courthouse wedding after dating for a couple weeks. Since the whirlwind romance began and the vows were exchanged, the 26-year-old model has discussed how the whole wedding went down. But one question still remains: How did one of social media's biggest stars keep such a big secret?

Well, it seems that Ratajkowski doesn't realize how famous she really is. “I did not expect everyone to find out, which I realize now is obviously very stupid . . . I’m living in an alternate universe,” she told Vanity Fair in a new interview. Though the nuptials may have appeared to be spontaneous, the couple had actually been planning for about a month. “We decided we were going to get married in January and then were kind of waiting for the right moment," the I Feel Pretty star said. "It’s one of those things [where] you have to choose one witness and we couldn’t just choose one of our friends, so then we were like, which friends can be there?

I can’t even imagine what having a 300-person wedding is like, because it still felt kind of hectic to plan ours.”

On the actual day, Ratajkowski said she tried to fool any onlookers into believing that the wedding wasn't actually her own—she was wearing a $200 mustard yellow suit and an oversize black hat instead of a traditional white wedding dress, after all. “It felt very ‘heist movie,’ because all of my girlfriends were in suits, too, and I wasn’t wearing white, so I kept passing the bouquet of flowers to them, like, 'Decoy, decoy!'" After a few hours, the model's publicist texted her to say that the jig was up.

“At the time I was like, ‘But I was wearing a hat?!’ My publicist was like, ‘First of all, it’s public record.’ I was convinced that everyone thought Josh [Ostrovsky, also known on social media as The Fat Jew] was going to get married.”

And apparently, Ratajkowski was so invested in keeping her wedding a secret that she hadn't even told her parents ahead of time. After her publicist advised her to break the news herself, the model had some important phone calls to make. “I had to FaceTime to my parents [and by then] I had several glasses of champagne. I was like, 'Here we go!'"

So it seems as if Chrissy Teigen shouldn't take offense at not scoring an invite to the 10-person wedding, considering Ratajkowski's own parents didn't even get the memo. Talk about a secret well-kept.

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