Natalie Portman married long-time boyfriend, Benjamin Millepied, this weekend in a secret ceremony in Big Sur, California. Rumours have been circulating for months about when the couple — who met on the set of Black Swan and have a son, Aleph, together — would finally marry. In fact, many celebrity-focused magazines assumed that the couple had already tied the knot, since Natalie has always been incredibly private about her personal life. During Natalie and Benjamin’s low-key Jewish ceremony, the couple exchanged vows under a chuppah in front of around 60 guests, including Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Ivanka Trump, Macaulay Culkin and Rashida Jones. Natalie wore a long-sleeve wedding dress, believed to be by Rodarte.
It seems to be becoming more and more trendy in Hollywood, especially among the A-list, to opt for a secret wedding instead of turning nuptials into a media frenzy. Here are five other couples who married in secret.
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Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig started dating in 2010, soon after Rachel split from Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. Rachel became a real-life Bond girl in June of 2011 when the couple married in a secret ceremony in New York State. How did the A-list couple manage to keep their wedding off the radar? They only invited four people: Daniel’s daughter Ella, Rachel’s son Henry, along with two good friends to act as witnesses. Now that’s an undercover Bond wedding, if we do say so!
Jay-Z & Beyonce
Gossip mags speculated for years about when Beyonce would finally tie the knot with long-time boyfriend Jay-Z. B and Jay still managed to keep their plans to wed under wraps by keeping the ceremony as small as possible. The couple married in New York and threw an after-party in Jay-Z’ Tribeca apartment with famous guests like Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Gwyneth Paltrow. The power couple got matching ring finger tattoos of the Roman numeral IV to represent their birthdays and their wedding day: April 4th, 2008.
Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s wedding was so secretive that many guests didn’t even know they were attending a marriage ceremony. The couple tied the knot in Santa Monica, California in February of 2009, after getting engaged just a month earlier. Gisele even did her own hair and makeup for her big day.
Jessica Alba & Cash Warren
Forget getting hitched in Vegas. To keep their wedding on the down-low, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren tied the knot at the Beverly Hills courthouse. The couple didn’t even invite close friends and family to the wedding. Jessica’s brother found out about his sister’s marriage to Cash when Us Weekly called him for comment. Now that’s a top secret wedding.
Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
A very pregnant Drew Barrymore may have worn a Chanel wedding dress created especially for her by Karl Lagerfeld himself, but that didn’t stop her from having a very low profile wedding… in her own backyard, no less. Drew still managed to keep her June 2012 wedding a secret, despite inviting a bunch of famous friends, including Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon.
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