In Hollywood, it’s hard to keep your day-to-day life private, let alone a big event, but these celebrity couples managed to pull off the ultimate trick: keeping their weddings secret. From small elopements to elaborate-yet-hidden ceremonies, everyone from Kerry Washington to Gwyneth Paltrow all exchanged vows without being caught.
The latest duo to keep a wedding hush-hush was Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley, who wed in December. Keep reading for more stealth celebs, and then take a cue from them for your own elopement.
1. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Months after welcoming their first child together in October 2014, rumors swirled that Ashton and Mila had gotten married. They finally made it official over Fourth of July weekend in 2015, tying the knot at the very private Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, CA.
2. Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
In October 2016, news broke that the Olympic swimmer had tied the knot with his longtime love in a secret ceremony in Paradise Valley, AZ, on June 13. The ceremony was reportedly officiated by Michael’s agent and close friend Peter Carlisle.
3. Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley
4. Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele) tied the knot in secret in April 2016. The comedy couple got engaged in November 2015 after dating for two years. According to Chelsea’s Instagram, she and Jordan only had one witness to their union: their adorable dog, who was clad in a tiny Hawaiian shirt.
5. Grace Gealey and Trai Byers
6. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen married football star Tom Brady in February 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. It was so secretive many of the guests thought the intimate Catholic ceremony was going to be a christening for Tom’s baby with his ex Bridget Moynahan.
7. Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego managed to keep their wedding under wraps for three months after tying the knot in a supersecret ceremony in June 2013. She debuted a huge ring in September, and news of their London nuptials followed.
8. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
9. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Kristen and Dax had a simple wedding at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office in October 2013 after a four-year engagement. They famously vowed not to marry until their gay and lesbian friends were afforded the same right, which happened in California in June 2013.
10. Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z
11. ohnny Depp and Amber Heard
12. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
13. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Sandra Bullock and her now-ex-husband, Jesse James, told guests they would be attending her birthday barbecue but instead were surprised with a wedding in Solvang, CA, in July 2005. They later divorced in 2010.
14. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
15. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
After getting engaged in 2012, Brad and Angelina tied the knot on Aug. 23, 2014. The ceremony took place in France, and all six of Brad and Angelina’s children were there to help them celebrate, though the couple managed to keep their planned nuptials under wraps from the public. The duo met on the set of the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005 and announced their plans to divorce in September 2016.
16. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
17. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
After calling off their engagement, sexy starlet Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green reunited just weeks before eloping in Hawaii in the Summer of 2010, where the only witness was his first son, Kassius. The couple split in August 2015 but rekindled their relationship the following year and welcomed their third child, son Journey, in August 2016.
18. Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
19. Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
20. Kimora Lee-Simmons and Tim Leissner
Kimora Lee-Simmons and Tim Leissner’s secret wedding was revealed by her ex Russell Simmons on Twitter in February 2014, with him explaining she is “happily married” and “Tim has been in the family for a while now.”