published : 2023-10-21

Secret Weddings of Hollywood Stars: Chris Evans, Julia Roberts, Dolph Lundgren, and More

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z also tied the knot in secret

Chris Evans and Alba Baptista exchanging vows in a picturesque outdoor ceremony in Portugal, taken with a Nikon D850

Chris Evans, the beloved 'Captain America' star, surprised fans last weekend by announcing that he and his wife Alba Baptista had secretly tied the knot in two ceremonies. The couple got married on the East Coast and in Portugal, Baptista's home country.

Evans shared the happy news at New York's Comic Con, describing the wedding as 'wonderful and beautiful'. He also mentioned that planning a wedding is no easy task, and now that they're through with it, they can finally relax and enjoy life.

But Evans and Baptista are not the only ones who opted for an intimate wedding over a lavish Hollywood affair. Other stars, such as Dolph Lundgren, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z, have also chosen secrecy for their special day.

Last summer, Dolph Lundgren, known for his role in 'Rocky IV', tied the knot with his fiancée, personal trainer Emma Krokdal, at a private ceremony in Greece. The couple chose to celebrate their love surrounded by family and a few close friends in the beautiful land of the Gods.

Meanwhile, the power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who first called off their wedding nearly two decades ago, got married in a surprise ceremony. They flew to Las Vegas and said their vows at the Little White Wedding Chapel. Later, they celebrated with a lavish ceremony at Affleck's Georgia estate.

A candid shot of Dolph Lundgren and Emma Krokdal sharing a kiss amidst the breathtaking landscape of Greece, taken with a Canon EOS R5

Lovebirds Julia Roberts and Danny Moder opted for a similar tactic by inviting their loved ones to celebrate Independence Day at their New Mexico ranch. Little did the guests know that the celebration was actually their wedding, and as the couple exchanged vows, the atmosphere turned magical and intimate.

The list of stars who prefer secret weddings continues with Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, who tied the knot at Johansson's home during the early months of the COVID pandemic. They intentionally kept the ceremony small and intimate, wanting it to focus on their love rather than external factors.

In 2019, Ed Sheeran surprised everyone by marrying his long-time partner Cherry Seaborn in a tiny, private ceremony. The couple wanted to keep the event a secret, even from their closest friends, so they could fully enjoy the intimate moment without any distractions.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, the former couple who met in Las Vegas after the Billboard Music Awards, also had their first wedding there. However, their plans for privacy were foiled when DJ Diplo livestreamed the ceremony on Instagram, much to their amusement.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, who had been together for 12 years and had two children, decided to secretly tie the knot in 2017. Their wedding remained unknown to the public until someone leaked the news, but the couple shrugged it off, recognizing that the real celebration was their love and commitment.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez embracing passionately during their surprise Las Vegas wedding, taken with a Sony A7 III

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who have been happily married since 2015, opted for a private ceremony in California. They kept their marriage under wraps for nearly a year, finally confirming the news when Mila wore her wedding ring during an appearance on a late-night talk show.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard took a trip to the courthouse for their wedding, desiring an intimate celebration with just the two of them. They regarded their wedding day as one of the best days of their lives, cherishing the privacy and the ability to focus solely on each other.

Lastly, the power couple of the music industry, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, surprised everyone with their secret wedding in Jay-Z's Manhattan penthouse. Only 40 guests attended the intimate ceremony, including Beyoncé's Destiny's Child group members and close friends Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

These celebrity secret weddings prove that love can be celebrated in various ways, and sometimes the most intimate and private moments can hold the most magic. While Hollywood weddings often grab the headlines, these stars chose a different path, cherishing the intentional intimacy of their special days.