Weddings & Engagements
Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen quietly got married in a small, private ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, sources tell PEOPLE. The New England Patriots quarterback and the Brazilian supermodel wed just before 6 p.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church, less than a mile from the beach. Brady's 1 ½ son, John Edward Thomas, was present at the wedding. They followed the wedding with a small gathering at their Brentwood home.
With tears in his eyes, tennis legend Boris Becker, 41, announced that he and his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Sharlely "Lilly" Kerssenberg, 30, will marry on June 12. "We've been together for nearly four years and had our ups and downs. ... Last summer I lost my way, but she took me back again," said Becker, on the German TV show Wetten, dass...?, referring to his three-month engagement to Alessandra "Sandy" Meyer-Woelden, 25, a jewelry designer and daughter of his late manager, Axel Meyer-Woelden. Wetten, dass...? host Thomas Gottschalk, a friend of Becker's, joked on the live show, "No, not again?" before wishing the pair all the best. Becker then invited him to the wedding. Becker and the Dutch Kerssenberg, a sometime model, plan to wed in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the swank ski resort town where in January they had first confirmed that they were together again. Kerssenberg told Gottschalk that Boris's ex-wife, Barbara Becker, 42, is very happy for them, and revealed that Barbara and her fiancé, Arne Quinze, 37, an artist from Belgium, may have something more in common with them: "They're getting married on the same day!" (However, Barbara Becker and Arne Quinze were not on the show to confirm.)
ET has confirmed that Mandy Moore has married her indie musician fiancé Ryan Adams. Sources tell ET the couple got married on Tuesday in a small, simple ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. Mandy, 24, and Ryan, 34, got engaged last month and were rumored to have been dating on and off since March of last year.
Danny Masterson, best known for his role as Steven Hyde on Fox's "That '70s Show," is tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend and fellow costar. Danny, 33, proposed to actress Bijou Phillips, 28, on Saturday, People magazine reports. The two started dating over three years ago and have costarred in several films including 'Wake,' 'Made for Each Other' and 'The Bridge to Nowhere.' People reports Danny is currently a traveling deejay under the name DJ Momjeans.
Is Bruce Willis ready to walk down the aisle again? According to a source, the actor and his girlfriend, model Emma Heming, are planning an intimate wedding this week in Turks & Caicos where the actor owns a home. As rumors of possible nuptials have surfaced online, Willis's ex-wife Demi Moore and her husband, Ashton Kutcher – who both maintain a close friendship with Willis – arrived on the island Saturday, according to another source. Meanwhile, according to an island source a block of ocean view rooms and private villas have been reserved for Willis's guests at a hotel near the actor's home. There is also another reason for Willis to celebrate: The actor, who has been dating Heming, 32, since last year, will turn 54 on Thursday. Willis's rep had no comment.
The British singer Natasha Bedingfield married California businessman Matthew Robinson in Malibu, California on Saturday, reports Usmagazine.com. "Our wedding day was everything we'd hope it would be," said the 27-year-old bride. "It was simple, beautiful and natural. Free from trappings or formalities, it was more about expressing our love for one another infront of those we hold dearest to us than anything else." Bedingfield wore a cream silk Vera Wang dress and H Stern jewelry while the groom wore Armani. The 30-minute ceremony took place in front of about 150 guests at the Church Estates Vineyards, where Fergie and Josh Duhamel wed in February. The newlyweds dated for two years before announcing their engagement in 2008.
After quietly marrying in a weeknight church wedding, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are going to do it again – with a few more people on the guest list. The newlyweds have invited friends, family, Brady's New England Patriots teammates and Bündchen's pals in the modeling world to Costa Rica for a dinner on Friday, April 3, followed by a Saturday replay wedding ceremony and reception, sources tell PEOPLE. The celebration, which sources say the couple have been planning for months, will not be as small as their surprise Thursday night nuptials on Feb. 26 at St. Monica Catholic church in Santa Monica, Calif., featuring Brady's 1½-year-old-son and few other guests. But Brady, 31, and Bündchen, 28, are still not pulling out all the stops. "It's going to be an intimate affair," a source tells PEOPLE. "Mostly family and a few friends of both."
ET has the inside look into the "closed door" marriage ceremony of the once renowned bachelor David Letterman and his longtime partner Regina Lasko. The county clerk of Teton, Montana tells ET Letterman arrived at the courthouse wearing a sweater and cowboy boots, while his bride Regina wore a dark, navy dress with a matching jacket and a sapphire pendant surrounded by diamonds. As reported on Letterman's show last night, his truck got stuck in the mud on the way over to the courthouse. The clerk joked with the late-night host that his boots were still clean. The couple had two witnesses-- Genevieve and Lee Barhaugh -- one of which is said to have worked on Letterman's ranch. Their five-year-old son Harry was also in attendance for the ceremony that is said to have lasted 10-20 minutes. The clerk reports the couple looked happy and relaxed after signing their marriage license, Letterman carrying his son on his shoulders.
The beauty and tranquility of Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's Saturday-night wedding in Costa Rica was shattered when armed private bodyguards for the couple – "three to four guys," a source tells PEOPLE – opened fire on some press photographers, police have confirmed. "I didn't see who had the gun," one of those involved in the confrontation told PEOPLE afterwards. "I've been shot at before, but only when I was covering the war in Iraq or when I was in Israel. This is ridiculous!" Local police officer Jose Aguero confirms to PEOPLE that a report about the shooting was received and that the matter has been referred to the next level of authority to do a full investigation into what happened. Mario Sanchez of the Organismo de Investigaciones Judiciales tells PEOPLE that a report was filed on the incident and an investigation is set to begin after it is reviewed. Sanchez says that authorities will pursue a case against the security guards if the evidence is solid. He added that Brady and Bündchen will likely not be held responsible for the guards' actions. Still, police hope to interview everyone who was present the night of the incident. According to a witness, a bullet tore through the rear window of an SUV and then through the front windshield, barely missing the two fleeing photographers. There has been no comment from the newlyweds' camp on the alleged incident.
Roger Federer is officially off the singles market. The tennis champ announced on his Web site that he married longtime girlfriend and former WTA tennis player Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec in Switzerland on Saturday. "Earlier today, in my hometown of Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family, Mirka and I got married. It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion," Federer, wrote on his blog. "Mr. and Mrs. Roger Federer wish all of you a Happy Easter weekend." Last month, Federer, winner of 13 Grand Slam singles titles revealed that he and Mirka are expecting their first child this summer. The couple met while at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where they both represented Switzerland.
Is Uma Thurman going to walk the aisle this weekend? Sources close to the actress and her fiancé, multimillionaire Arpad Busson, who arrived on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera earlier this week, tell PEOPLE that wedding plans may be underway for as early as Saturday. The couple announced their engagement last June after Busson presented Thurman with some serious bling: an eight-carat diamond surrounded by 20 smaller stones. Thurman, 39, and Busson, 46, have been spotted at a luxury resort on Eleuthera. According to marriage requirements for the Bahamas, the couple must be in the country for at least 48 hours to obtain a marriage license. Licenses are issued by the Registrar General, the same official who issued a marriage license to Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon last year. The Registrar General's office declined to comment on whether they have issued a marriage license. If the couple do exchange vows, it will be the third marriage for Thurman, who has a son and daughter with her ex (since 2004), Ethan Hawke. Her marriage to Gary Oldman ended in 1992. Busson has two sons with former supermodel Elle Macpherson, from whom he split in 2005.
Heidi Montag will soon be Mrs. Spencer Pratt. The Hills stars, who reportedly eloped in November 2008, plan to tie the knot in California on April 25, PEOPLE confirms. According to a source, Montag, 22, and Pratt, 25, will make it official in a sunset ceremony at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday. The upcoming wedding comes five months after the pair flew to Mexico for what Pratt described as a "totally spur of the moment" ceremony. Their Mexican celebration included "margaritas, sunsets and beautiful settings" but no friends or family.
Uma Thurman is was a big tease. The Kill Bill babe was rumored to have married Arpad Busson in the Bahamas over the weekend, and, with the actress' camp mum, eagle-eyed reporters and photographers attempted to scope out her left hand and draw a conclusion. She stumped them by wearing bright baubles that were neither a wedding band nor the 8-carat engagement stunner she was reportedly given when Busson proposed last June. They can relax now. "Uma did not get married," Thurman's rep, Stephen Huvane, tells E! News. Instead of the big diamond, the star wore a topaz piece to an event for Cookie magazine Monday, and a shiny gold accoutrement to a press conference for the Tribeca Film Festival earlier today. At the fest's kickoff, the question-and-answer period was kept brief and, sadly, on topic. The actress did announce the jurors for the various competitive categories, many sparkling celebs among them, including herself, James Franco, Bradley Cooper, Meg Ryan, Mary-Kate Olsen and Debra Messing. People kicked off the buzz about a Thurman-Busson union on the island of Eleuthura on Saturday, claiming the couple had obtained a marriage license and were prepared to swap vows. When they eventually do wed, this will be the third marriage for Thurman, following her divorces from Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke.
The charms of Italy's most romantic city isn't lost on Salma Hayek's wedding guests, who started arriving in Venice, Italy Thursday for the star's second wedding celebration with husband François-Henri Pinault. Despite cloudy skies, actor Woody Harrelson and wife Laura Louie enjoyed a twilight hand-in-hand stroll around Piazza San Marco, while other guests – including Hayek's ex-boyfriend Ed Norton and actor Olivier Martinez – were seen enjoying the sites of the city. The wedding weekend kicked off Friday with a rehearsal dinner at the Punta Della Dogana, one of Venice’s most historic buildings, which guards the south entry of Venice’s Grand Canal. The Carnival in Venice-style masked ball was held inside a white tent in the courtyard with many guests, including Charlize Theron and boyfriend Stuart Townsend, wearing black Venetian masks. Also in attendance were former French president Jacques Chirac and wife Bernadette. Others expected at the celebration are Penélope Cruz, Ashley Judd, Luis Miguel and Lucy Liu. The site of the rehearsal dinner has been used by Venetian merchants since the 15th century. After the buildings fell into disrepair, the city awarded the lease to Pinault's father, who has since spent $70 million on renovations. The structure will open to the public as the Pinault Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art on June 6. Earlier this month, Hayek, 42, told PEOPLE, "I think a wedding is about love, friends, family and fun." The actress-producer and Pinault, 46, the CEO of luxury-goods company PPR, are parents to daughter Valentina Paloma, born in September 2007.
ET's special correspondent Cheryl Woodcock was among the guests at the Saturday nuptials between Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt -- and she reveals the details from inside the ceremony! Cheryl, who attended the nuptials with her daughter Skyler, says the ceremony was nothing short of "tasteful and elegant." "The ceremony was based on trust, hope and love," she says. "You could really see that this young beautiful couple was truly in love, and their intentions today were to say their vows in front of God and their closest family and friends." Heidi's father walked her down the aisle wearing a cowboy hat, which Cheryl learned was a request made by Heidi. "He looked shockingly handsome and she looked stunningly beautiful," Cheryl enthuses about the couple, adding that Heidi's long, sparkling veil "took everyone's breath away." Cheryl says the ceremony location was beautifully adorned with cream and white roses, while the bridesmaids wore one-shouldered, buttercup-yellow gowns. "The Hills" stars Brody Jenner and Audrina Patridge were also in attendance, Audrina wearing a strapless, navy blue mini-dress. One of Heidi's bridesmaids was Spencer's sister, Stephanie Pratt, who is also a cast member on "The Hills." Cheryl noted that as Stephanie made her way down the aisle, she mouthed the words "I love you" to her brother, who whispered them back to her. Before Heidi made her way down the aisle, Spencer looked excited, smiling and dancing around as he awaited his big moment. After the vows, it came time for Heidi to throw the bouquet -- and Cheryl says it was none other than "Laguna Beach" alum Kristin Cavallari who caught it! Heidi and Spencer's wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The nuptials were captured by "The Hills" cameras, and will air on the hit MTV reality series.
Campbell Scott will be walking down the aisle this summer, he tells PEOPLE. Scott got engaged to stage actress Kathleen McElfresh in November. "We've been dating almost two years," he revealed at the premiere of his latest film, Handsome Harry, at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. The happy couple met while working at a theater in Boston. "I was in a one-man play, so I was very lonely," he said on the red carpet, holding hands with McElfresh. "Kathleen was in a play by the same author, but with a real cast. I just ended up with the cast one night, so we started talking." But McElfresh remembers it a bit differently. "I saw him and I had a crush on him. He's not going to tell you that, but I saw him and I was like, 'I have a crush on him. I'm going to talk to him.' And then I did," she told PEOPLE. "And she did, thank God," Scott, 47, said smiling. The pair plan to wed in a small ceremony in Florida in June. This will be the second marriage for Scott, who has one son, Malcolm, from his first marriage.
Match point! Boris Becker tied the knot in Switzerland on Friday. Becker married Sharlely Kerssenberg in a mountain chapel before roughly 200 guests, says People.com. Their reception will be held in a luxury hotel, and the site says Alicia Keys is slated to perform. The newlyweds also took part in an emotional civil ceremony earlier in the day. Becker reportedly told a German TV station he was moved to tears. The former Wimbeldon champ announced his engagement with Kerssenberg on a German TV show earlier this year. This is his second marriage.
Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson might be off on a dreamy St. Lucia honeymoon with her new husband, NFL player Hank Baskett, but she is still taking time to contact her fans. Wednesday the former Girls Next Door star posted "My Honeymoon Playlist" on her Web site, letting everyone know that "there's no one music genre for a honeymoon." She includes: Marvin Gaye, "Let's Get It On" Al Green, "Love and Happiness" Van Morrison, "Crazy Love" Jack Johnson, "Better Together" Ne-Yo, "Closer" Lionel Richie, "All Night Long" Weezer, "Island in the Sun" Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Hard to Concentrate" Michael Jackson, "The Way You Make Me Feel" Stevie Wonder, "Love Light in Flight" Al Green, "Let's Stay Together" Of course Wilkinson, 24, couldn't forget George Strait's "Cross My Heart" since "it was Hank's and my wedding song!!!!! :)" she writes. She adds that they are "having the best time" on their "secluded beach." Wilkinson and Baskett are expecting a child on Christmas Day, so fans can probably expect a birthing playlist to follow!
NBA basketball player Brian Cook, known for keeping his cool on the court, had some last-minute jitters over the weekend – and nobody could blame him. The power forward for the Houston Rockets stood before about 150 guests and exchanged vows with Victoria Velasquez on Saturday at the Trump National Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif. Players from across the league were on hand and one of his two best men was Luke Walton from the Los Angeles Lakers, one Cook's former teams. "I wasn't nervous at all until right before the ceremony," says Cook, "and then I saw her and just knew that it was all good." The five-tiered wedding cake was made of red velvet and vanilla cake with butter cream frosting. But it was the groom's cake – in the shape of a basketball – that caused a commotion. As soon as they cut the cake, several of the players "started throwing cake on Brian!" says a witness. The couple danced their first dance to Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky." The bride wore a dress by Priscilla of Boston Platinum Collection and $75,000 worth of jewelry from Adorn Brides. The wedding, which had a purple and turquoise color scheme, was designed by Kathy Mazza of Bella Weddings & Events.
Jenna Fischer of NBC's "The Office" is going to tie the knot! The actress got engaged on June 30 in Europe to writer Lee Kirk. The couple has been dating since January of 2008. Fischer separated from her previous husband, director James Gunn, in 2007, and their divorce was finalized later.