Valentine Weddings: 5 Celebrity Couples Who Married On February 14
Getting married on Valentine’s Day may sound melodramatic and predictable for most people, but not for these celebrity couples. These Valentine weddings still prove that even for celebrities, Valentine’s Day should be enjoyed by people in love.Advertisement
Although getting married exactly on Valentine’s Day may be too ordinary, couples should be prepared to share their wedding anniversary with a lot of other couples in the world.
Certain churches or local government offices in different countries hold a “mass wedding” for couples who want to get married on V-Day for free. But it shouldn’t matter as long as you experience the happiest day of your life – your wedding day.
Get to know 5 of Hollywood’s famous celebrity couples who got married on heart’s day:
Valentine Weddings #1: Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Before meeting her French businessman husband Francois-Henri Pinault, the Latina actress Salma Hayek doesn’t believe in marriage. For her, marriage was only something you maintain for the sake of the children.
But after falling in love with Pinault and having a child, Hayek ate her own words and decided to get married on Valentine’s Day in Paris in 2009. The date probably has a connection with their daughter’s name, Valentina, who was born in 2007.
Valentine Weddings #2: Keri Russell and Shane Deary
For Keri Russell, marrying Shane Deary on Valentine’s Day was unplanned and “kind of a last-minute thing.” When the actress learned that she was pregnant 2007, she wanted to tie the knot with her long-time boyfriend before the baby arrived.
Immediately, the couple contacted their family and close friends and had a small ceremony in a snowy New York night. Keri and Shane had 2 children, Willa and River, before they separated in 2013. Keri Russell is now engaged with Matthew Rhys, and they’re expecting a baby, says Us Weekly.
Valentine Weddings #3: Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
In 1991, longtime couple Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid decided to get married on Valentine’s Day at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
The couple met while on the set of “Innerspace” and eventually fell for one another in real life. Their marriage lasted for 10 years before calling it quits due to a controversial third-party issue involving Russell Crowe for Meg and an unknown on Dennis’ side.
Valentine Weddings #4: Prince and Mayte Garcia
It may look so unlikely, but yes, Prince and his partner Mayte Garcia got married on Valentine’s Day. His highness met Garcia when the latter worked as a dancer in his “Diamonds & Pearls” tour.
Garcia immediately captured Prince’s heart, who believed they have already met in their past life in Egypt. Though soulmates they were to each other, the relationship didn’t last longer than 3 years after they were married in 1996.
In an old interview, Mayte shared their separation without disclosing the reason. “I believe in soul mates, but I don’t think they have to be forever. I look at it as a beautiful time and a growing time.”
Valentine Weddings #5: Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
The newly-wed couple decided to tighten the deal between them and got married on February 14 last year. The couple welcomed their first son in June of the same year, which meant Hunter was five months pregnant when the ceremony took place.
Cumberbatch met his theater director wife in the set of “Burlesque Fairytales” in 2009. At the time of their first acquaintance with each other, the two still had different love lives, yet they remained close friends
Their relationship wasn’t officially announced to the public until the time for their engagement. During these times, aside from being busy with his son and “Zoolander 2,” Cumberbatch is “in the running” to be a part of “Doctor Who,” along with Maisie Williams, reports Bath Chronicle.