Even the most public figures are inclined to keep private when it comes to affairs of the heart. This weekend, Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds wed his Gossip Girl girlfriend Blake Lively in South Carolina in a private ceremony that was reportedly planned in just one month. Beyonce and her hip-hop hubbie Jay-Z put a ring on it in a quiet 2008 ceremony; invitees to the 2002 nuptials of Julia Roberts and Danny Moder thought they were turning out for a Fourth of July barbecue in Taos, New Mexio. The quiet exchange of vows is no recent innovation among America’s celebrity couples, however. The relationship between Clark Gable and Carol Lombard in 1930s Tinseltown was kept secret first because Gable was still married to Ria Langham, but the two continued to keep to themselves through their 1939 union.
From Jennifer Lopez to Mark Zuckerberg and Matthew McConaughey, here are the stars who chose to keep their blissful banns far from the prying public eye.