Jodie Foster and 7 Other Celebs Who Got Married In Secret
Over the weekend, Jodie Foster tied the knot (which, P.S., may not be an expression anyone uses outside celebrity news items) with girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, an actress and photographer who Foster has been dating since last summer. They kept the wedding- and even the engagement!- a total secret.
This is, of course, in total contrast to the impending Kimye wedding, about which we're learning every single last detail leading up to the big day. By the time Kim Kardashian walks up the aisle, we'll know what her dress looks like, what the guests will eat, how expensive each party favor is— the only surprise left will be whether or not Kanye accidentally coughs at the altar, and if he does, we'll know. We'll be watching it on live TV!
It's kind of refreshing, then, to hear about an A-lister with a little bit of discretion. We're left to imagine what kind of wedding they had, which is as it should be. After all, we weren't invited! Foster and her new wife are in good company— plenty of celebs decide to forego to spotlight and keep their special days private, small, and, well, special.
Here are 7 other celebrities who tied the knot (there it is again!) in secret.
What else would you expect from such a classy lady? Kate Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in 2012 having never even worn an engagement ring in public. Winslet was walked down the aisle by one of the few people in attendance, longtime bestie Leonardo DiCaprio. Ms- I'm sorry, Mrs- Winslet remains married to the excellently named Mr. Rocknroll, with whom she has a son named Bear.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
A million hearts broke when it was revealed that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were no longer single after their secret 2012 wedding in South Carolina. The Green Lantern co-stars eventually released photos from their wedding album, and if you weren't jealous before, you will be now.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr
The gorgeous, ill-fated duo were married in 2010, just before it was announced they were expecting their first child. While the wedding was a private affair, the divorce- announced last year- was anything but.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Their careers may be firmly in the limelight, but they managed to keep their 2008 marriage a secret for three years! It wasn't like it was a super-private wedding, either— Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (who also got married in secret!) were on the guest list!
Julia Roberts' 2002 wedding to cameraman Danny Moder was so secret, not even the guests knew it was about to happen. The couples' family and friends flew to Roberts' estate for what was being billed as a 4th of July party— and what turned out to be a wedding celebration!
Anne Hathaway SURprised everyone (that will be funny in a second) when she was secretly married to actor-slash-jewelry designer Adam Shulman at Big SUR (was that funny? No? Okay, cool, sorry) with only a small group of family and friends in attendance.
In 2004, for 55 hours, to Jason Alexander after a quickie Vegas wedding.
Um, let's not talk about this one.