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10+ Celebrities Who Eloped

Sarah Kester

As special as a big, traditional wedding is, it's not on everyone's bucketlist.

Between the hefty cost, the huge guest list, and the stress of planning, it's no wonder some people say "screw it" and elope instead.

You might be surprised to learn that some of your fav celeb couples did just that. Here are 10+ of them who eloped.

1. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

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The actress had not one but two weddings.

She first married the French businessman at a Paris City Hall on Valentine's Day. They went all-out for the second wedding, which was an extravagant Venice ceremony with over 150 people.

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2. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

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After only a year of dating, the Riverdale actor proposed in an unconventional way: they were eating pizza and drinking wine when he proposed... a plan.

He said, "'Let's go to Vegas tomorrow and get married."

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As it turns out, he was serious.

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The pair eloped in Las Vegas on May 1, 1996, and then had their honeymoon in Italy.

While a lot of elopements don't last, these two have defied all odds. They've been married for over 24 years!

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3. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

While they had two weddings, the first one was an elopement.

The pair surprised everyone by getting hitched after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. It took place in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator to officiate.

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4. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

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They may share a lot about their relationship, but their wedding was super hush-hush.

It took place at a City Hall in New York before they had their lavish ceremony in Lake Como, Italy.

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Turns out, there was a reason for the secret elopement.

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“We are dumb and didn't realise that our Italian wedding would not be recognised unless we had a real ceremony in New York City," Chrissy told E! News.

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5. Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

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Since the actor married a non-celeb, there was no need for an over-the-top wedding.

Instead, the pair got married at a City Hall in Manhatten with Mayor Bloomberg in attendance. Surprisingly, his BFF Ben Affleck was not.

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6. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

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After waiting until same-sex marriage was legal, the pair got married in a low-key ceremony in 2013.

It took place at a Beverly Hills courthouse and instead of wearing a dress, Kristen wore a black shirt and pants.

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7. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

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Like Matt Damon, the actress married a non-celeb. This likely contributed to their no-fuss wedding, as the pair eloped in 2008 at a Beverly Hills courthouse.

At the time, Jessica was nine months pregnant with their first child.

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8. Keira Knightley and James Righton

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It's no surprise that this super-secret couple wanted private nuptials.

They got just that when they got married in a 10-minute town hall ceremony in the south of France. Mayor Aimé Navello attended and said that only 10 people were there.

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9. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

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With a six-year engagement, you would think that the couple would have planned a lavish ceremony.

That wasn't the case — the pair had a traditional Jewish ceremony in Paris consisting of six people in attendance in 2010.

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10. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

Back when the couple was still together and planning their wedding, they surprised fans with a tweet.

"FYI ....Brandon & I are getting married & no I am not pregnant. We are eloping for one reason only. We both want an intimate ceremony.”

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11. Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley

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Everything about the Suicide Squad star's relationship with her husband has been private — including their nuptials.

They got married in a secret ceremony in Australia (where she's from) in December 2016. This came despite ever announcing an engagement.

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12. Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele

When this iconic comedy duo got married in April 2016, they only had one special guest to their super-secret elopement.

Any guesses? It was their DOG, who looked so adorable in a tiny Hawaiian shirt.

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13. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

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Before they had their big, traditional wedding, the pair got hitched in a courthouse ceremony in New York City.

Eyewitnesses told TMZ that Justin was crying and saying, "I can't wait to marry you, baby," to Hailey. So cute!

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14. Cardi B and Offset

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After TMZ found the couple's marriage certificate before news broke that they were even engaged, the rapper confirmed the news.

"There are so many moments that I share with the world and then there are moments that I want to keep for myself! Getting married was one of those moments!" she wrote on Twitter.

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"One morning in September we woke up and decided to get married," she continued.

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After finding someone to marry them, they only had Cardi's cousin in attendance.

They didn't have ring and Cardi didn't wear makeup or a wedding dress!

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15. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

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They eloped in a secret ceremony in Santa Monica, California in 2009.

The couple's elopement was so secretive, some of their guests thought that it was a christening for Tom's child with his ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan.

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