The event you've either been dreading or waiting for has finally happened. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tied the knot on Saturday, Aug. 23. To say this has been a long time coming is a bit of an understatement: the couple has been together for nearly nine years and have had six children in the meantime. Although their wedding was a surprise, it's no surprise that Jolie and Pitt were married in secret. And since Jolie and Pitt are one of the most-photographed celebrity couples, they would certainly want to keep their wedding under wraps and keep it off the pages of Us Weekly. But they're far from the first couple to wed when no one's looking.
Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey
Rivera’s wedding was doubly surprising. A few months after calling off her engagement to rapper Big Sean, Rivera had a secret wedding in Mexico to actor Ryan Dorsey.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard were putting off their wedding to protest the United States not recognizing gay marriage. But when the Supreme Court dismissed the gay marriage ban, they finally got engaged. Their wedding, however, was a surprise even to their close friends and family: basically, when they went to pick up a marriage office, a court employee offered to marry them, so they were like “Sure, why not?”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The world’s most gorgeous couple tied the knot in a secret South Carolina wedding in 2012.
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
The couple had an intimate secret ceremony in 2012, and it was exactly like you would expect — on a farm in the English countryside.
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig
The couple had the most secret of secret weddings: only four guests were in attendance, and the pair remained mum on the issue for months afterwards.
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
Not only did the respective Gilmore Girls and Mad Men stars have a secret wedding, but they kept their marriage a secret for a couple months afterward.
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
The Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy actress had her secret wedding to Italian artist Marco Perego in June 2013.
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
Sorry, Blair and Chuck and Summer and Seth shippers. The former teen heartthrobs had a real-life crossover romance and tied the knot in secret earlier this year.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
The gorgeous Spanish couple got hitched in a small, secret wedding in the Bahamas back in 2010.
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
Kerry Washington certainly had her wedding handled: She got hitched to San Francisco 49ers football player Nnamdi Asomugha in a secret ceremony in Idaho in July.
Beyonce and Jay Z
Although the most glamorous couple in history may have their marriage blown up on magazine covers now, it began with a small, secret ceremony back in 2008, which they finally shared footage of on their On the Run tour this year.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
The pair had a private Caribbean ceremony back in 2005, while Garner was expecting their first child.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
The rapper and model surprised Twitter followers by announcing that they were married in the summer of 2013, and they secured their adorableness by posting their sweet wedding photos on Instagram.