The Offices of National Statistics for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland (ONS) noted that over 260,000 weddings were postponed during the pandemic combined with the fact that usually, 278,000 weddings take place every year, which means nearly half a million weddings were due to take place over 2021 and 2022. That’s a lot of wedding cake!
Many couples opted for much smaller affairs and with travel restrictions, many had their guest numbers limited. But with the hashtag #loveisnotcancelled going around, people found something to cling to because what’s more joyful in dark times than a wedding?
Celebrities, however, often go big no matter what they do, so let’s take a look at 23 celebrity couples that got married in 2021 and those weddings we should be looking out for in 2022.
#1 Paris Hilton and Carter Reum
Socialite, businesswoman, model, singer, DJ, and actress Paris Hilton married venture capitalist Carter Rerum on 11 November 2021 after getting engaged back in February. The venue was the former Bel Air estate of Paris’s late grandfather, Barron Hilton.
#2 Christina Ricci and Mark Hampton
Actress Christina Ricci is known for playing Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family married hairstylist Mark Hampton on 9 October 2021 at the storefront chapel in Van Nuys, California, two months after announcing they were expecting a child together (her second). They welcomed their daughter in December 2021.
#3 Ivy Getty and Tobias Engel
Socialite, heiress, artist, and model Ivy Getty, also known as the great-granddaughter of J Paul Getty, married photographer Tobias Engel in a ceremony officiated by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at City Hall in San Francisco in November 2021 in a lavish four-day celebration. Her maid of honour was none other than Queen’s Gambit actress, Anya Taylor-Joy. She also welcomed other celebrities, artists, filmmakers, politicians, and even royalty!
#4 Adam DeVine and Chloe Bridges
Pitch Perfect actor, Adam DeVine, and Pretty Little Liars actress, Chloe Bridges, wed on 10 October 2021 in Mexico.
#5 Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez
Singer Ariana Grande made it official on 15 May 2021 with luxury home realtor Dalton Gomez. They married in Montecito, an hour outside of LA, at Ariana’s home just five months after announcing their engagement in December 2020.
#6 Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Country singer Blake Shelton and singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani (formerly of the 90s band No Doubt) said “I do” on 23 July 2021 at Blake’s Oklahoma ranch.
#7 Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa
For those of you who watch Selling Sunset, you’ll know all about Heather Rae Young and her engagement in July 2020 to American HGTV star, Tarek El Moussa who is known for co-hosting the popular show, Flip or Flop, alongside his ex-wife Christina Haack. They wed on 23 October 2021 at Miramar Beach in Montecito.
#8 Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell
Emily in Paris actress and daughter of famous Genesis musician Phil Collins, Lily Collins and filmmaker Charlie McDowell wed on 4 September 2021 at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado. Charlie is the son of actress Mary Steenburgen (now married to The Good Place actor Ted Danson) and actor Malcolm McDowell.
#9 Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett
Wandavision star, Elizabeth Olsen (and older sister to the Olsen Twins, Marykate and Ashley) said “I do” to Milo Greene singer Robbie Arnett. In an interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Elizabeth let slip to her interviewer, actress Kaley Cuoco, that she has a “husband.” No details of her wedding or wedding date but she is now officially married.
#10 Lena Dunham and Luis Felber
Lena Dunham, American writer, director, actress, and producer known for creating the HBO TV series, Girls, married British-Peruvian musician Luis Felber on 25 September 2021.
#11 Lucy Watson and James Dunmore
Made In Chelsea reality stars Lucy Watson and James Dunmore married on 12 September 2021 in Greece in an all-vegan wedding.
#12 Binky Felstead and Max Fredrik Darnton
Another Made In Chelsea couple tied the knot! Binky Felstead and British finance manager Max Fredrik Darnton married on 23 July 2021, months after welcoming their first child.
#13 Emma Bunton and Jade Jones
Spice Girl Emma Bunton married British R&B singer Jade Jones on 13 July 2021 after a fifteen-year engagement. The couple share two children and have been together since 1998.
#14 James McAvoy and Lisa Liberati
Scottish X-Men actor James McAvoy confirmed that he secretly wed his girlfriend Lisa Liberati, who was director M. Night Shyamalan’s personal assistant on the set of Split where they met in 2016 when he was finalising his divorce from his ex-wife, Anne-Marie Duff.
#15 Jesse McCartney and Katie Peterson
90s actor and singer Jesse McCartney married actress Katie Peterson on 23 October 2021 after over seven years of dating. They married amongst redwood trees in the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California.
#16 Alfred Molina and Jennifer Lee
The English actor, recently known for his role in Spider-Man, Alfred Molina, married Oscar-winning Frozen director, Jennifer Lee, in August 2021. The ceremony was held in a garden.
#17 Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata
American actor and filmmaker, Nicolas Cage, married his fifth wife, Riko Shibata, on 16 February 2021. The bride wore a handmade Japanese Bridal Kimono from Kyoto and the couple reportedly met in her home country of Japan. They are expecting his third child.
#18 Issa Rae and Louis Diame
American actress, writer, and producer, Issa Rae married businessman Louis Diame in July 2021.
#19 Anna Faris and Michael Barrett
American actress, podcaster and writer, Anna Farris, who is known for her roles in the early 2000s films, Scary Movie, wed American cinematographer, Michael Barret married in July 2021 at a courthouse on San Juan Island in Washington state.
#20 Justin Hartley and Sofia Pernas
This Is Us star Justin Hartley married an American actress of Moroccan-Spanish descent, Sofia Pernas, in May 2020. Selling Sunset fans will know all about the drama around his marriage when he split suddenly from ex-wife Chrishell Stause.
#21 Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena
Aubrey Plaza, American actress, comedian, producer, and writer known for her role in Parks and Recreation, secretly married longtime boyfriend American screenwriter and film director, Jeff Baena, in May 2021.
#22 Hannah Gadsby and Jenney Shamash
Australian comedian, writer, and actress, Hannah Gadsby, who is known for her comedy special Nanette wed producer Jenney Shamash in January 2021.
#23 Lady Kitty Spencer and Michael Lewis
Lady Kitty Spencer is a British model and aristocrat and eldest child of Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, making her Diana’s niece and cousin to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. She wed South African-British multimillionaire businessman and chairman of the fashion empire, Foschini Group, Michael Lewis, in an opulent Italian ceremony at Villa Aldobrandini on 24 July 2021.
Weddings to look out for in 2022 and 2023
So many weddings happened in 2021, during a global pandemic, but which celebrity weddings can we hope to glimpse in 2022 and 2023? Many of these couples got engaged last year and are looking to tie the knot in the next two years. We cannot wait to see some of the stunning wedding photos!
- Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
- Kerry Katona and Ryan Mahoney
- Georgia May Foote and Kris Evans
- Rebecca Ferguson and Johnny Hughes
- Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
- Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz
- Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
- Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa
- Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez
- Oritsé Williams and Kazz Kumar
Tell us which celebrity couple’s wedding sparked your interest most and why. Let us know on Tria’s social media. Now that weddings are in full swing again, it gives us some joy to look forward to in times that have been trying for so many.