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Celebrity couples who tied the knot in secret


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21 December 2016
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The loved-up couples who managed to say "I do" in secret.

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Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley

Margot Robbie reportedly married her longtime boyfriend Tom Ackerley in Byron Bay, Australia on Dec. 17. While the couple never announced their engagement, the UK’s The Telegraph reported that the Australian actress was given away by her mother and had her three siblings in attendance. Prior to the nuptials, Margot was spotted arriving to the Gold Coast airport wearing a shirt that had the phrase "Say 'I Do' Down Under" printed on it. The newlyweds first met in 2013 on the set of Suite Francaise.

Photo: Instagram/@margotrobbie

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Another A-List couple who took everyone by surprise with their low-key nuptials was Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

The actors, who welcomed daughter Wyatt Isabelle together in Sept. 2014 and son Dimitri in Nov. 2016, gathered their friends and family in a secluded orchard in California to say their vows over the Fourth of July weekend before taking a honeymoon road trip to Yosemite National Park and Napa Valley.

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Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik

Zooey Deschanel served up a double-whammy surprise after it was revealed that she had married partner Jacob Pechenik in private as well as welcoming a "beautiful healthy baby girl" at the end of July.

No details are known as yet about the couple's nuptials, which come almost a year after they made their red carpet debut together at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux managed to pull off the impossible when they tied the knot in a secret A-List wedding ceremony on Aug. 5 2015 – almost three years to the day after they got engaged.

The couple, who met on the set of Tropic Thunder in 2007 before reconnecting in 2010 when they worked together on Wanderlust, wed at their beautiful Bel Air mansion in front of a number of famous friends including Jennifer's Friends co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.

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Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl

While Olivia Palermo didn't run off to an exotic location, she kept her wedding to German model Johannes Huebl very hush hush. The couple said "I do" in June 2014 in a quiet park tucked away in Bedford, New York, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

"We really wanted to keep this beautiful day very private and special to us and enjoyed the whole day with our family and two friends," said the bride.

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Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac

Scarlett Johansson managed to keep her wedding to Romain Dauriac a secret for two months before it emerged that they had wed on Oct. 1 2014.

Details still remain scarce about their nuptials, which took place at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana, just weeks after they welcomed their daughter Rose together.

Scarlett has since opened up about what makes her marriage work, revealing they are "interested in each other's worlds" and adding that they share a number of mutual interests.

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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody

Less than three months after news of their engagement broke, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody tied the knot in a "super-secret wedding" in 2014. They have since welcomed their first daughter.

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Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Just 30 family members and friends watched as the Once Upon A Time stars exchanged vows at sunset on Apr. 12 2014. They have since gone on to welcome two sons.

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Stacy Keibler and Jared Pobre

Excited screams rang out on a flight to Punta Mita, Mexico when Stacy Keibler and Jared Pobre told their nearest and dearest that it wasn't just a holiday they had invited them to.

She'd known the tech entrepreneur as a friend for five years before the relationship blossomed into a romance.

After dating for six months they tied the knot and announced that she was expecting soon afterwards. The couple welcomed their daughter Ava Grace on Aug. 20 2014.

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Kate Winslet and Ned Rock'n'roll

The relationship between Titanic star Kate and Richard Branson's nephew has been smoking hot ever since a fire broke out when they were both visiting the tycoon's private island.

Her third trip down the aisle took place in December 2012 when they tied the knot in front of Kate's two children, Mia and Joe.

A year later, she gave birth to their son, Bear Blaze – his middle name a tribute to the spark that fired their love.

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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz

The private couple certainly limited their guests on the big day. Daniel and Rachel's ceremony was attended by just four people, including the couple's children from previous relationships – Daniel's daughter, Ella, and Rachel's son, Henry.

The lovebirds married in a private New York City affair in June 2011.

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

The Because of You singer exchanged vows with Brandon, a talent manager, on Oct. 20, 2013 in Tennessee.

Just months before their wedding, Kelly said she wanted to elope. She sent out a message to family and friends saying: "Thank you so much for understanding, but it's just going to be me and Brandon and his two kids and the minister."

Afterwards Kelly updated her fans on Twitter, posting "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock".

Kelly and Brandon became first-time parents in 2014 on the arrival of their daughter River. In 2016, son Remington joined their family.

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Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego

Zoe and Marco, an Italian artist, secretly tied the knot in a "beautiful" wedding in June 2013, but the ceremony was so well-guarded that fans only knew of the union in September.

Of her decision to get married, she said: "I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew."

The couple welcomed their twin sons Cy and Bowie in November 2014.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

The Gossip Girl star and her actor husband surprised everyone when they tied the knot in a top-secret ceremony in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in 2012.

While Martha Stewart Weddings helped plan the nuptials, not a single detail was leaked before the event.

The happy couple couldn't wait to start a family, and in 2014 they became parents to daughter James, followed by another daughter in Sept. 2016.

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Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha often plays outrageous characters on screen, but the father-of-two is deeply private. He married his long-term sweetheart in a ceremony in Paris.

Sacha and Isla were engaged for six years before their nuptials, and reportedly chose to wed in a small Jewish ceremony in front of just six guests.

The low-key couple are said to have told their friends of their union in an email. Isla wrote: "We did it - we're married! It was the absolute best day of my life and in so many beautiful moments I missed you all so much. "I thought of you as everything was happening, but Sacha and I wanted no fuss – just us!"

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd

Kristen and Dax married in a small, low-key – and reportedly spontaneous – wedding ceremony. The couple, who had been engaged for four years, wed at the Beverly Hills County Clerk office in Los Angeles.

The nuptials cost just $200, including the price of gas, with Dax dubbing the affair "the worst wedding ever".

"Friends of ours came to the courthouse," said Dax. "It was just Kristen and I at this lonely courthouse, so they brought us this cake afterwards. 'World's Worst Wedding.' How many people can say they threw 'The World's Worst Wedding?'

Here's hoping that Dax changes his tune when telling his daughters Lincoln and Delta about their parents' special day.

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Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley

Patrick and Cat stunned fans when they secretly tied the knot in Rome after just six months of dating. The couple were friends for ten years before they fell in love, and Patrick has since said that the speedy way their wedding came about was a surprise to him too.

"It was such a shock for me as well," he told The Belfast Telegraph. "We were going out together and next thing I'm standing there and Cat turns up in a wedding dress and I'm like 'What the hell is this about?'"

On Jan. 19 2016, the couple welcomed son Milo.

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

In July 2010, Oscar winners Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem made their love official when they wed in the Bahamas at a friend's house. The bride wore a dress designed by her pal John Galliano as she said "I do" to her partner of three years in front of a small group of family members.

The ceremony came just weeks after the famously private actor publicly declared his love for Penelope at the Cannes Film Festival.

Since tying the knot, the stunning couple have become parents to son Leo and daughter Luna.

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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Seemingly the season for secret celebrity weddings, summer 2010 also saw long-term loves Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart seal their relationship. After an eight-year courtship, the two married in June in New Mexico, where the Indiana Jones star was filming. The simple service took place at the governor's mansion and days later Harrison's son from a previous marriage, Ben, revealed that the nuptials were a complete surprise.

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

Another screen siren to wed quietly in 2010 was then-24-year-old Megan Fox, who married her on-and-off boyfriend of six years, Brian Austin Green, in Hawaii on June 24. After a called-off engagement in 2009, the two reunited and became engaged again just weeks before their wedding. For the casual beach ceremony, the lovebirds were joined only by Brian's son, Kassius, who like the bride and groom, went barefoot.

Megan looked gorgeous in elegant, flowing Armani Prive gown that coordinated with her husband's white summertime look.

The couple had two sons - Noah and Bodhi - before splitting in 2015. They reconciled shortly before the birth of their third child Journey in Aug. 2016.

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Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault

Perhaps the inspiration for her good friend Penelope, actress Salma Hayek became the wife of French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault in secret in 2009. The two made their love official on Valentine's Day in an emotional civil ceremony in Paris. The road to marriage wasn't always smooth - they separated a year after announcing their engagement and Salma's pregnancy. Following their Parisian wedding, the two celebrated in style with a party in Venice, where Francois owns a home.

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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

Another high-profile beauty who prefers to keep her love life private is supermodel Gisele Bündchen, who quietly wed her American football star husband, Tom Brady, on Feb. 26, 2009. The handsome couple, who welcomed son Benjamin in Dec. 2009 and daughter Vivian in 2012, said "I do" in an intimate, sunset service at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California. The pair later toasted their romance with a low-key gathering at their nearby home.

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