Secret looooovers, yeah, that’s what they were…
Celebrities Who Married In Secret
Yesterday, Janet Jackson and her billionaire boo-thang of a few years released an official statement confirming that they’d gotten married sometime last year.
It was sort of a shocker for the public since the previous word on the street was that Ms. Jackson was only engaged and planning a wedding for later this summer…..but this isn’t the first time she’s married on the low. And she’s definitely not the only one.
Let’s take a look at a few other coupled up celebrities who made it official in secret without letting the public in on their matrimonydom.
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He had more than a few ladies shedding crocodile tears when he announced that he’d married his longtime girlfriend last year.
She secretly eloped with music producer Damon Thomas back in 2000 when she as just 19 and they stayed married until she filed for divorce in 2004.
Once daddy Matty found out 17-year-old Solange was knocked up by her high school sweetheart Daniel Smith, he allegedly made sure they made a trip down the aisle in a private ceremony with only close family in attendance. They divorced a few years later, with some even speculating that there was never a marriage in the first place.
Yesterday’s announcement certainly wasn’t Janet’s first time revealing that she was secretly married…it was actually the third. She eloped with singer James DeBarge in 1984 before hey had the marriage annulled in 1985 and then secretly married dancer-turned-manager Renee Elizondo Jr. in 1991. Years passed before the two even confirmed that they were even dating, let alone married, and the relationship ended with Janet filing for divorce in 2000.
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Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes
Gloria’s fellow Basketball Wives cast members felt slighted that they weren’t invited to the wedding and had to find out through the media when she and her baller boo Matt Barnes secretly tied the knot last year.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
They managed to keep their planned nuptials a secret until after they were married last fall.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
They dodged engagement and marriage rumors for years before finally tying the knot in a small private ceremony in 2008 and it was at least a few months before they’d even admit to that.
Matthew MCconaughey and Camila Alves
They dated for six years and even had two kids before he finally up and decided to put a ring on it last summer to surprise of everyone except close friends and family.