10 Most Amazing Secret Celebrity Weddings (PHOTOS)

10 Most Amazing Secret Celebrity Weddings (PHOTOS)

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Even though Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been together for nine years, engaged for two, and, you know, have a litter of beautiful kids together, we were all very happily surprised to learn that they'd finally gotten married last weekend in France. But wait, should we really be that surprised that they kept this wedding such a secret?

Celebrities -- well, those who don't need to make a living showing their lives to the public, anyway -- have been doing a very good job of getting married in private, with nary a paparazzo in sight. Sometimes we never even knew they were engaged (hello, Naya Rivera)! Here are our favorite stories of romantic, sneaky nuptials that happened on the DL.

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  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt


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    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have always said it was their kids who really wanted them to get married, so we love hearing that all six of them were part of the ceremony. It took place in front of close friends and family in Correns, France, last weekend. 

  • Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey


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    Naya Rivera had only been split from previous fiance Big Sean for three months when she shared the news that she married actor Ryan Dorsey on July 19 this year. That was the first inkling we had that she was even dating the guy!

  • Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego


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    Zoe Saldana had been engaged to her boyfriend of 11 years before splitting up from him and dating Bradley Cooper for a year. Then, just a few months after that breakup, she met artist Marco Perego and wed him in secret in June 2013. It was three more months before they let the public know! "I've known my partner for five years. I knew of his work," Saldana later told the Hollywood Reporter. "I knew of him. Then we met. And months later, we both made the decision to do what we both individually vowed never to do -- to get married."

  • Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds


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    Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds had been living together for five months when they blindsided the gossips with an elaborate secret wedding on a plantation in South Carolina in September 2012. Even with Martha Stewart Weddings covering the event and Florence Welch singing at the reception, they managed to keep it all hush-hush until after the fact.

  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon


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    Just days after Nick Cannon told MTV that he and Mariah Carey were just good friends in April 2008, the couple tied the knot on her estate in the Bahamas. Their whirlwind romance had doubters from the start, and six years later, we're saddened to suspect they were right.

  • Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha


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    Most of us weren't even aware that the uber-private Kerry Washington had been dating San Francisco 49ers player Nnamdi Asomugha for a year, when news broke that they were married. They kept things quiet by privately flying friends and family out to a friend's house in Idaho for the June 2013 wedding.

  • Anna Faris and Chris Pratt


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    Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have huge personalities onscreen, but they've managed to keep some of their private lives off screen too. They had been engaged for less than a year when they got hitched in Bali in July 2009. The ceremony was small enough that they kept it on the DL until a month later! 

  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck


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    Ben Affleck's previous relationships with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez were such tabloid favorites, it certainly wasn't a shock that he and Jennifer Garner decided to get married in a secret ceremony in Turks and Caicos in 2005. She was four months pregnant with their first daughter, Violet, and her Alias TV dad Victor Garber officiated.

  • Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green


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    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green dated, got engaged, shacked up together, broke up, and got engaged again before finally, secretly marrying in front of just one witness, Green's 8-year-old son, in a ceremony on the beach at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu in Hawaii in July 2010.

  • Beyonce and Jay Z


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    Jay Z and Beyonce's marriage may be the subject of constant speculation these days, but back when they got married in 2010, they were a sure thing. Reporters got wind that they'd filed for a marriage license on a Tuesday in April, and by that Friday, they held a small private ceremony and party at Jay's apartment in TriBeCa. The public didn't see a single image from the event until this summer, when they showed video from it during their On the Run Tour.

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