A year and a half after getting engaged, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got married on Wednesday night in what managed to be a surprise ceremony, even though they spent most of the evening in the public eye, at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
Indeed, by the time they made it to A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, the 23-year-old Game of Thrones actress and the 29-year-old musician had already made quite a few non-wedding-related headlines: in the case of Jonas, for joining the newly reunited Jonas Brothers onstage for their first awards ceremony performance in a decade; and in the case of Turner, for dancing and singing along with Danielle Jonas and Priyanka Chopra.
After a casual pre-wedding hang with Madonna and Taylor Swift, the couple ditched their company for that of an Elvis impersonator, who officiated the wedding. Diplo was also in attendance, acting as the unofficial wedding documentarian by streaming the whole affair on Instagram Live. He wasn’t the only one who ended his evening there after attending the Billboard Music Awards; Khalid and the country duo Dan + Shay also came along for the ride. (The latter gave an acoustic performance.)
In short, it was worlds away from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s marathon wedding, which included several weeks’ worth of festivities, much to Joe’s delight. Still, when it came to his own wedding, which he’d previously said would take place this summer, he and Turner decided to go a different route. (Guess Turner wasn’t kidding when she said she and Jonas were “trying to keep it as low-key as possible, so it’s more of an intimate thing,” just last month.)
Unlike many a Vegas wedding, theirs may not have been as impromptu as it appeared. According to People, online records show that they had applied for a marriage license earlier that day in Clark County, Nevada—not that you’d be able to tell from either of their Instagrams.
Indeed, if Turner’s publicist hadn’t confirmed the news to CNN, it all could have easily been an elaborate ruse. Not many, after all, would choose to share the news of their nuptials via Instagram Live dispatches from Diplo, which came complete with captions like “Gonna hit this wedding real quick.”
Celebrity Couples Before They Were Couples, From Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin to J.Lo and A-Rod
Yes, even before they were engaged, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber have had remarkably similar hair. The pair has, after all, as they’ve repeatedly stated, been longtime friends, as evidenced here in this photo of them with Hailey’s dad, Stephen Baldwin, on the red carpet of the Times Square premiere of Bieber’s 3D film Never Say Never in 2011.
At the time of this meeting Lopez was with Marc Anthony, but it’s only fitting given that more than a decade later, J.Lo would move on from her then-husband to the much more fittingly named A-Rod, both seen here at a Yankees game in 2005. Their relationship started off with a bang late last year, when they had to evacuate the restaurant during their first date.
Feast your eyes upon Kim Kardashian with bangs—as well as her sister Kourtney and, of course, Kanye West, at a get-together all the way back in 2008. The pair looks a world away from the Kimye they are today—and even the Kimye they were when they first began, seeing as early on, Kanye transformed Kim’s grin into tears by throwing away 250 pairs of her bangs-era shoes.
Back in 1991, there was no Victoria Beckham. Instead, there was a Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice, who hung out with David Beckham and Elton John on red carpets, before marrying the soccer star later that decade, in 1999.
Long before they married in 2015, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were red carpet pals and costars on That ’70s Show, beginning when Kutcher was 20 and Kunis was just 14.
Pete and Ariana’s union is a bit less surprising when you consider that back in 2002, the power couple-to-be Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles also stood side by side on SNL‘s stage. (Technically, they began dating a bit earlier, when Beyoncé was 19, but they had a phone-only relationship for the first year and a half.)
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are perhaps one of the only couples who can say their relationship began backstage at the VH1 Awards, which is exactly where they first met in 2004. Making it official, though, took a bit of waiting: They didn’t marry until 2010, after the California Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional (and after de Rossi had split up with the director Francesca Gregorini, whom she’d been dating when she and DeGeneres first met.)
The Olsen twins may be the first to catch your eye, but this photo primarily documents the early, 2005-era spark between Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who’d go on to marry in 2010.
In 2007, Salma Hayek announced that she was both pregnant and engaged to the French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault. They wed on Valentine’s Day in 2009—and again that April, this time in Venice—and Hayek hasn’t stopped making Fashion Week front row appearances since.
Ryan Reynolds was still married to Scarlett Johansson when he and his Green Lantern costar Blake Lively appeared at Comic-Con in 2010. Two years later, a then-divorced Reynolds in turn made things official with Lively, who, in addition to giving birth to two children, has made a point to troll him ever since.
Back when she was still making a name for herself as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in 1997, Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in first-ever major movie: I Know What You Did Last Summer—and just so happened to meet Freddie Prinze Jr., her then-costar who, in 2002, would go on to become her husband.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, one of this year’s most surprising couples, came to be after they met at the 2017 Met Gala, which saw Ralph Lauren, whose designs they each wore, pair them up. Fast forward to just over a year later, and suddenly they’ve become attached at the hip. They’ve wasted no time with their relationship, which they struck up less than two months ago; both Jonas and Chopra has already met the other’s family.