It's not always easy being a celebrity, particularly when reporters press for personal information about relationships. Maybe that's why celebrities frequently keep major life events like weddings and engagements to themselves'"they want to share these events with their loved ones, not a mass of flashing cameras and paparazzi.
This week, rumors about Britney Spears' secret engagement made big news. Here's a look at Britney's possible engagement and three other celebrities who were engaged or married without telling the press.
Britney Spears - Britney's rumored to be engaged to boyfriend Jason Trawick, and apparently wore a sparkling ring on her wedding finger on Wednesday. It would be the third marriage for the singer, who's been making a remarkable comeback after a public meltdown in the mid-2000s.
Trawick is a 39-year-old talent agent and arguably the most stable of Britney's fiances. Here's hoping the marriage doesn't become too "Toxic," and that Britney's fancy new jewelry isn't just a big publicity stunt.
LeAnn Rimes -The singer and her fiance, Eddie Cibrian, kept their engagement secret from the world'"even family and friends, who showed up to the wedding thinking that it was an engagement party. Rimes and Cibrian were able to tie the knot without a lot of press as a result of the classy and romantic move, although they did talk about the wedding'"which was called "beautiful" by attendees'"a few weeks after the event took place.
Megan Fox - The 24-year-old "Transformers" star suddenly married her boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, 36, in a gorgeous private ceremony in Hawaii. It was an unexpected move, as Fox hadn't told reporters of her engagement, but when photos of the wedding leaked it was apparent that the small ceremony had no place for paparazzi.
Beyonce- Beyonce and husband Jay-Z were secretly engaged and secretly married. They've always been a very private couple, and kept their marriage a secret even after the ceremony. They might have wanted to enjoy their marriage for a while before talking to reporters, or they could have been intentionally hiding the wedding to preserve Beyonce's sex-symbol status.
In any case, wedding attendees raved about the event. The then-26 year old Beyonce and Jay-Z, 38, had a private and "very spiritual and emotional" ceremony attended by family and friends. Their marriage license was later discovered by reporters, and eventually they each admitted to the marriage.
Know of any other celebrities with secret engagements or weddings? Post in the comments section below.
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- Brian Austin Green
- Eddie Cibrian
- LeAnn Rimes
- Megan Fox
- Britney Spears
- publicity stunt