For Hollywood stars, flashy, highly publicized weddings seem to be a thing of the past.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck made headlines this week for a quiet ceremony in Las Vegas, but they weren’t the only celebrities to hold a secret union in July. “Insecure” Jay Ellis and “Queen’s Tactics” actor Anya Taylor-Joy have both secretly married their significant other in a low-key ceremony.
Jay Ellis revealed on Monday that he tied the knot with Serbian actor and advocate Nina Senikar in a lavish ceremony in Italy on July 9.
“July 9, 2022…every moment,” the actor captioned his Instagram post. “Per sempre” translates to “forever” in English. Senicar shared the same post on her account. According to Vogue, which shared the news on Monday, Ellis and Seneca married at Villa Manjicane after nearly seven years of knowing each other. Ellis proposed to Senecar in January 2019. Their wedding date, originally scheduled for July 9, 2020, was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, Page Six reported that Taylor-Joy was quietly married to musician Malcolm McRae. Neither has disclosed their marriage on social media, but Page Six reports that the couple married in court before heading to Australia, where Taylor-Joy will film “Furiosa.” The website said the couple were seen in Sydney on Monday with Taylor-Joy wearing her engagement ring. Sources told Page Six that Taylor-Joy and McRae will host a larger ceremony upon their return to the United States.
Back in April, Taylor-Joy told British Vogue that in McRae magazine she “finally found someone who would sit quietly with me and read a book. We’re basically 80 and 7 at the same time, And it works really well.”
Representatives for Taylor-Joy did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.
Other couples who quietly married this year include “Dog Power” co-stars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons and musicians Travis Buck and Kourtney Kardashian. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” actor Elizabeth Olsen and musician Robbie Arnett revealed last month that they eloped before the COVID-19 pandemic after getting engaged in 2019.