The Most Shocking Surprise Engagements and Secret Weddings of 2018
By Jackie Willis
A lot of rings were exchanged in Hollywood this year!
Over the past 12 months, a slew of stars have fallen in love fast and surprised fans with quick engagements and even quicker weddings.
From Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's rekindled relationship to Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's whirlwind romance, here's a look at the most shocking surprise proposals and secret nuptials.
First up, engagements!
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
While these two ultimately didn't make it down the aisle, they surprised fans when they announced their engagement in June after dating for less than a month. The two were inseparable for several months thereafter and even got several tattoos in honor of their love. The relationship proved to be short-lived, however, and Grande and Davidson, both 25, split in October. The pop star went on to cover up her Davidson-inspired ink, return her $93,000 engagement ring and write a hit song about her exes aptly titled, "Thank U, Next."
Lady Gaga and Christian Carino
These two kept their engagement under wraps for several months before the 32-year-old singer-actress referred to Carino as "my fiance" while giving a speech in October. Additionally, Gaga -- who ET confirmed was dating Carino back in February 2017 -- wore a pink diamond ring on that finger during the event.
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp
Rumors swirled that the 57-year-old actress and her 67-year-old musician boyfriend were making it official after Ryan was spotted out on Halloween wearing a sparkling ring on a certain finger. Then in November, the When Harry Met Sally star announced on Instagram that she was in fact "engaged." The couple began dating in 2010 but called it quits five years later. In July 2017, a source told ET that the two had rekindled their romance.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
While these two weren't at all secretive when it came to their lavish wedding, they were pretty private at the start of their relationship and their engagement. Reports surfaced in August that the two were engaged, just two months after it was revealed that they were dating. It wasn't until the weekend of their nuptials that Vogue released a joint interview with the power couple, and they shared how the proposal went down during Chopra's birthday trip to Crete in July. "I got down on one knee, again, and I said, ‘Will you make me the happiest man in the world and marry me?’” Jonas, 26, told the magazine. "No joke — she took about 45 seconds. Forty-five seconds of silence.” The 36-year-old actress noted that she was stunned into silence, and after a minute, Jonas pressed on saying, "I’m going to put this ring on your finger now unless you have any objections." The two were married in December.
Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman
It wasn't until her interview with Rolling Stone magazine was released in October that fans found out that the Big Little Lies star was to be married. Kravitz and Glusman have been dating since 2016, and in the interview, Kravitz shared that they've actually been engaged since February. The 30-year-old actress recalled how Glusman popped the question in their living room. “He nailed it,” she gushed. “And I love that it wasn’t this elaborate plan in Paris. It was at home, in sweatpants."
In addition to several surprise engagements, there were a number of secret ceremonies in 2018:
Fans didn't even know the 38-year-old actress had a boyfriend when she revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that was published in July that she and the 40-year-old musician had tied the knot. When asked to describe their relationship, Williams put it simply: "[It's] very sacred and very special." "Ultimately the way he loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole," she said. "I work to be free inside of the moment. I parent to let [my daughter] Matilda feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free."
Cardi B and Offset
In June, it was revealed that the rappers secretly married last year. Cardi confirmed the news and shared that it was a spur-of-the-moment decision that took place in September 2017. "There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep for myself!" Cardi, 26, tweeted. "Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was so new breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing up to do but we was so in love we didn't want to lose each other, was one morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We found someone to marry us. And she did, just the two of us and my cousin. I said I do, with no dress no makeup and no ring!" Just over a year after they secretly said “I do,” Cardi announced that the two had split in an Instagram video posted on Dec. 5.
Daryl Hannah and Neil Young
In August, it was reported that the 58-year-old actress and the 73-year-old musician had secretly wed. Young later seemingly confirmed the news with a politically charged video in October where he referred to Hannah as "my wife."
Just three months after getting engaged, the 26-year-old model said "I do" to her longtime love. In October, Kloss shared the news on Instagram, alongside a pic of herself and Kushner, 33, at their wedding.
On Nov. 18, the 34-year-old This Is Us star and the 33-year-old Dawes musician tied the knot without any fans knowing in advance. ET confirmed that the couple's wedding ceremony took place in the backyard of Moore’s Los Angeles home and that the reception was held at The Fig House in the Highland Park neighborhood of L.A. The pair got engaged last September after dating for two years, and ET spoke to Moore last November when she previewed her wedding to Goldsmith and revealed the elements that were especially important to her.
Here's a look at our exclusive interview with the blushing bride:
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