Congrats to Jenny Slate, who announced her engagement to boyfriend Ben Shattuck on Instagram last night. “[Shattuck] took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES,” she captioned a photo of the couple. “I love you @benshattuck_art, you are the kindest and brightest and I am so grateful and here we go and keep going.”
Shattuck posted his own announcement, a sweet tribute to Slate. “In an abandoned castle in southern France, I asked this woman to marry me,” he wrote. “Here she is in front of a door the color of her soul. In LA / MA / Holland / Belgium / France thank you @jennyslate and UP UP UP to more adventures.”
Shattuck and Slate were first spotted together at the Sundance Film Festival in January–they were photographed at a romantic dinner as Shattuck planted a kiss on Slate’s forehead. Slate was previously linked to Captain America, aka Chris Evans, whom she dated on and off for two years. The relationship caused something of an online frenzy (the two are still close: he has called her his “favorite human,” she says “his heart is probably golden-colored”). Before dating Evans, she was married to filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp, a frequent collaborator–the two created Marcel the Shell together.
With her relationship with Shattuck, Slate joins the grand tradition of celebrities winding up with art bros; Shattuck is a a painter, curator, and writer. He is the director of the DeDee Shattuck gallery (which is owned by his mother), and is quite accomplished in his own right–Shattuck studied at the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was awarded a Bread Loaf scholarship, and has been published in The Paris Review. He has also written for McSweeney’s, which feels right for Jenny Slate.
The Biggest Celebrity Weddings of 2019 (So Far)
Devon Windsor married Johnny Dex Barbara in St. Barths on November 16, surrounded by her Victoria’s Secret Angels model squad.
Lena Waithe revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres show that she and her longtime girlfriend have already joined the handful of celebrities who got married in secret. Waithe and Mayo apparently wed at some point earlier this year. “We snuck and did it, you know,” she told DeGeneres, before also revealing that their nuptials took place at a San Francisco courthouse, right in front of the bust of the late Harvey Milk, at Mayo’s suggestion.
Jennifer Lawrence married the Gladstone 64 gallery director Cooke Maroney in October 2019, with none other than Kris Jenner in attendance for the ceremony.
Rafael Nadal married his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perelló in the presence of Spanish royalty in October 2019.
Actor Miles Teller and model Keleigh Sperry first began dating in 2013, and got engaged while on safari in Africa in 2017. According to Vogue, the couple recently married at a ceremony in Hawaii with the bride in a custom Monique Lhuillier gown and the groom in a Celine by Hedi Slimane tux. Superstar DJ Kygo spun at the reception at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lauren Hashian began dating in 2007, and hinted at marriage long before their wedding in Hawaii this August. “We were going to get married in the spring and we got pregnant,” The Rock told ET last April, when he and Hashian learned that she was pregnant with their second daughter. “Lauren felt like, well, you know, Mama [doesn’t want] to take pictures being pregnant in a wedding dress, so we’re just going to wait.”
Joachim Rønning, Norwegian film director, and Amanda Hearst, great-granddaughter of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, married in August 2019. Naturally, the two married at Hearst Castle, and the bride wore five different dresses to the ceremony.
Leona Lewis married her longtime boyfriend Dennis Jauch on July 27 in Tuscany. The couple first met nine years ago when Jauch was Lewis’s backup dancer.
YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous married model and heiress Nats Getty (great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty) in July 2019. The wedding was attended by both Caitlyn Jenner and Trisha Paytas.
Amy Landecker married her Transparent co-star Bradley Whitford in July 2019.
In early July, Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz revealed that they secretly married all the way back in February 2019.
David Foster and Katharine McPhee finally tied the knot in July 2019 after nearly two years of dating. The two actually met for the first time in 2006, when Foster appeared as a mentor on McPhee’s season of American Idol.
Lady Gabriella Windsor—Queen Elizabeth II’s second cousin once removed—married Thomas Kingston on May 18th at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, nearly one full year after that other royal wedding everybody is still talking about.
Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt met in church in 2018 and tied the knot roughly a year later, in June 2019.
A royal wedding between Princess Charlotte Casiraghi (granddaughter of Grace Kelly) and film producer Dimitri Rassam took place in Monaco on June 1, 2019.
Zoë Kravitz coyly confirmed her engagement to Karl Glusman in October 2018 during an interview with Rolling Stone. The following year, on May 23, it was reported that the two had secretly married. The official ceremony—which included Big Little Lies co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern as guests—took place in Paris at the end of the month.
Gina Rodriguez married Joe LoCicero in a private ceremony in May 2019.
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre tied the knot in Morocco in April 2019.
Michelle Branch married Patrick Carney of The Black Keys in Louisiana on April 20, 2019.
Marc Jacobs married Char DeFrancesco in April 2019, nearly a year after proposing to his partner with a flash mob in Chipotle.
Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley married in March 2019, two months after a secret civil service ceremony. Of course, the official wedding was attended by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Darren Criss married his longtime girlfriend Mia Swier in February 2019. The two tied the knot in New Orleans, in the presence of Lea Michele and John Stamos.
Lea Michele married Zandy Reich, her boyfriend of two years, in March 2019. The officiant of the wedding was none other than Glee creator, Ryan Murphy.