Celebrities Who Chose to Keep Their Weddings Secret

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski aren't the only stars to say "I do" on the DL.

By: Samantha Sutton

In today’s world—full of snaps, grams, and good ol’ fashioned Facebook—it’s rare not to know when a friend or even that random girl you played soccer with in elementary school is engaged and getting married. But celebrities are different. They live their whole lives in the public eye, with paparazzi capturing every move and people reporting on personal details. We can hardly blame the ones who choose to keep their big day a secret, only revealing their happy news after they’ve said “I do.”

This week alone, three surprise weddings have come to light: Amanda Seyfried eloped with Thomas Sadoski, Alison Brie revealed she married Dave Franco, and Ilana Glazer wed her longtime boyfriend, David Rooklin. Click through to see who else decided to keep their nuptials under wraps. Looks like these newlyweds are in pretty great company. 

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski: While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Thomas Sadoski revealed he and Amanda Seyfried had eloped.

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Alison Brie and Dave Franco: Alison Brie was quite the chill bride when secretly marrying Dave Franco, wearing a dress she’d just ordered off Net-a-Porter.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/officialalibrie

Ilana Glazer: A friend’s congratulatory post confirmed the Broad City star tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, David Rooklin. Ilana later followed up with a 'gram of her own.

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Adele: The singer let it slip at the Grammys that she had wed Simon, referring to him as her husband in her speech.

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Penn Badgley: It was revealed via Instagram that the Gossip Girl star married Domino Kirke, the sister of Girls star Jemima Kirke.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@dominokirke

Margot Robbie: After her Australia wedding, the actress put her newlywed happiness on display, sharing a photo of her ring on Instagram.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@margotrobbie

Michael Phelps: One month after having their son Boomer, Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson privately said “I do.”

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@m_phelps00

Mary-Kate Olsen: When Mary-Kate married Olivier Sarkozyin 2015, she became the stepmother of two kids—something she recently opened up about in The EDIT.

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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden: The public may not have gotten to see Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s wedding, but sis-in-law Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even Judd Apatow did.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@benjamimadden

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: Guests were apparently invited to a “surprise birthday party" for Justin, which later turned out to be the wedding!

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@justintheroux

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher: The co-stars turned real-life lovers kept quiet about their 2015 nuptials at first, but Ashton later told Ellen Degeneres that the hush-hush ceremony was "a ninja effort."

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@aplusk

Zoe Saldana:The actress revealed that after deciding to get married, she and her husband, Marco Perego, planned their private wedding in just three weeks.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@zoesaldana

Beyoncé and Jay Z: Of course the queen and king of surprise albums and baby announcements kept their wedding a secret, too, getting married in Jay Z’s apartment in New York.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@beyonce

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady: The model and football player made it official *twice* in 2009—first in Santa Monica, then in Costa Rica—but we’ve yet to see a full, detailed photo of Gisele’s wedding look.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@gisele

Kerry Washington Kerry Washington and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, are rarely even photographed together, so it makes sense that the couple would keep the details of their big day, which took place in 2013, under wraps.

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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody: It was quite the plot twist when Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf and The OC’s Seth Cohen secretly got hitched in 2014.

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Olivia Palermo: Olivia Palermo's wedding to Johannes Huebl was a surprise, but even more shocking was the fact that this style star wore shorts.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@oliviapalermo

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: The couple only recently began sharing photos of their small 2013 courthouse wedding, where Kristen wore a black pants instead of a dress.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@kristenanniebell

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds: We’ve only gotten a tiny peek of Blake and Ryan’s big day, which was organized by Martha Stewart Weddings in 2010.

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@blakelively

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: Rather than a big announcement, the two slyly showed off wedding bands at the Academy Awards in 2012.

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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy: The couple held a small ceremony in France back in 2009, with a rep confirming their marriage a few weeks later.

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