"I Do!" See All the Celebrity Weddings of 2021 and the Ones We're Just Now Finding Out About
This was the year of surprise celebrity weddings. From Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez to Issa Rae and Louis Diame, it seems like celebrity couples took advantage of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine rollout to have smaller, more intimate weddings. Other couples, like Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza and Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman, secretly tied the knot last year, but we're just now finding out. Given that the year is almost over, we're bound to see a few more couples make their love official in the coming days. Ahead, see all the celebrity couples who've tied the knot this year (or secretly in 2020) so far!
Meadow Walker and Louis Thornton-Allan
Two months after getting engaged, the couple made things official with a gorgeous beachside wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic in October.
Malala Yousafzai and Asser Malik
The activist announced her nuptials to the general manager of high performance of the Pakistan Cricket Board on social media in November. "Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life," she captioned a series of wedding photos. "We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead."
Casey Cott and Nichola Basara
The Riverdale actor tied the knot with Nichola in Whistler, Canada, in December. And of course, his Riverdale costars were all on hand to celebrate.
Paris Hilton and Carter Reum
Jesse McCartney and Katie Peterson
In October 2021, the "Beautiful Soul" singer married his girlfriend of nine years during an outdoor wedding ceremony at Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, CA.
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young
Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young married Flipping 101 host Tarek El Moussa in October near Santa Barbara. The couple were joined by Heather's Selling Sunset costars and Tarek's two kids, daughter Taylor, 11, and son Brayden, 6, whom he shares with his first wife, Christina Haack.
Sarah Levy and Graham Outerbridge
Schitt's Creek star Sarah Levy and Graham Outerbridge got married in October, and older brother Dan Levy first shared the exciting news via Instagram. "My sister got married this weekend," he wrote. "This is absolutely not a photo of us screaming the lyrics to S Club Party on the dance floor. Love you, @sarahplevy." Sarah and Graham said "I do" at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.
Issa Rae and Louis Diame
Insecure star and cocreator Issa Rae is pretty low-key when it comes to her romantic life, but she surprised everyone when she married longtime partner Louis Diame in a beautiful ceremony that took place in the South of France. On July 26, Issa posted a series of wedding photos along with this hilarious caption: "A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawanggang dress. B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed. C) Then I took a few flicks with Somebody's Husband." The pair reportedly got engaged in 2019.
Lena Dunham and Luis Felber
In late September, it was rumored that Lena Dunham secretly married musician Luis Felber, and the Girls creator later confirmed their wedding via Instagram with a simple caption that read, "9*25*21 - that's how she became the nanny..." During an interview with The New York Times, Lena described Luis as the "greatest person I've ever met."
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
After six years of going strong, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton gave fans the first glimpse of their intimate wedding. The unlikely pair, who met as coaches on The Voice in 2015, tied the knot during the Fourth of July weekend on Blake's Tishomingo ranch in Oklahoma. Following the ceremony, Gwen and Blake both shared a series of photos from their special day. "July 3rd 2021 dreams do come true!!! ❤️🙏🏻," Blake captioned a photo of himself and Gwen posing in front of a beautiful sunset.
Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell
Emily in Paris star Lily Collins and director Charlie McDowell made their relationship official during Labor Day weekend when they tied the knot in Colorado. Alongside a photo of herself and Charlie sharing a kiss on their special day, Lily wrote, "I've never wanted to be someone's someone more than I do yours, and now I get to be your wife. On September 4th, 2021 we officially became each other's forever. I love you beyond @charliemcdowell."
Freida Pinto and Cory Tran
In October, Freida Pinto revealed on The Kelly Clarkson Show that she and her boyfriend, Cory Tran, eloped during quarantine. "I wasn't planning a big fat Indian wedding," the actress said. "It was just going to be something pretty and simple . . . but then COVID happened and it's still happening, and we just realized we were going to be planning this for the rest of our lives and probably never doing it, so we decided one day to go to the Honda Center in Anaheim and just get married." Over the summer, Freida announced that she and Cory are expecting their first child in the fall.
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy
One year after getting engaged, the duo wed in a gorgeous ceremony at their home in Atlanta in March. They originally had plans to tie the knot at Lake Como in Italy or in the South of France, but their plans changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "After Jeezy's mother unexpectedly passed, we quickly learned that life is too short," Jeannie told Vogue. "And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife. So we decided to turn our original wedding into a mini-mony, where we exchanged our vows in front of our immediate family and a few close friends."
Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
After a little over a year of dating, the couple secretly tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Montecito, CA, in May. A source told People that fewer than 20 people attended. "The room was so happy and full of love," the insider said.
Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza
Even though Riz and Fatima technically tied the knot in 2020, it wasn't until January 2021 that the actor confirmed the exciting news during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "We met so randomly while I was preparing for this role, for Sound of Metal, when I was in New York," Riz explained, adding that they "struck up a friendship and reconnected down the line. But it's weirdly like one of the many things about preparing for this role that was so special — it just brought a lot of goodness into my life." Three months later, Riz and Fatima made their red carpet debut as a married couple at the Oscars.
Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman
After welcoming twins in 2020, Kristen confirmed during a February 2021 appearance on The Howard Stern Show that she and her longtime love had secretly tied the knot. "Besides the fact that we are where we are — it's hard to not feel so much of the sh*t and struggle that's going on," Kristen said. "In my home, I'm very lucky about having these two babies and my husband. They make it all better. It's changed my life."
Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena
In May, Aubrey surprised us all when she revealed on Instagram that she and her longtime partner had tied the knot. The two first began dating in 2011, and have been going strong ever since.
Elizabeth Lail and Nieku Manshadi
Elizabeth tied the knot with the pediatric dentist in April after they got engaged the year prior. "We planned everything with COVID in mind! I think we could have easily invited 200 people had it been another time," the You star told Brides. "We decided not to wait, and just invite family to keep it safe for everyone. We were also the only guests on property, which gave us peace of mind to be in our own little bubble."
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata
The couple wed in a small wedding at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas in February. "It's true, and we are very happy," Nicolas told People. His rep told the publication: "The date (Feb. 16) was chosen to honor the birthday of the groom's late father. The bride wore a handmade Japanese Bridal Kimono from Kyoto that required three layers."