Jason Momoa is spending his honeymoon trying to find out who the leak is.
The actor was intent on keeping his wedding day private, but the news broke on Thursday that he had actually tied the knot with actress Lisa Bonet back in early October — and he was pissed.
“I thought it would have stayed that way, but some a**hole leaked it and I will find you,” he said at a press junket for his new film, Justice League, over the weekend.
“You know what, I've been married to my wife for 12 years,” Jason said of how long the two have been dating. “It’s just a gathering of our families and celebrating our love.”
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux say they kept their 2015 wedding private because they wanted to be at peace, away from prying eyes and paparazzi.
“It’s so much more special when it’s just your closest friends and family and it’s lovely,” Justin told Entertainment Tonight “[Jen and I] wanted it to be a peaceful environment, you don’t want it to be hectic.”
Alicia Vikander and actor Michael Fassbender tied the knot in a secret ceremony at La Granja in Ibiza in early October. The day before their wedding, the duo hosted a beach day with their close friends and family, took a sunset cruise, and two days later were spotted wearing wedding rings.
Celebrities often say when they lose their privacy that remaining private about their most important relationship is all that they can cling to, which is why many stars don’t feel they have to “invite” us to their weddings, whether that’s by not selling the pics of their special day or by not even telling the public at all, even after the fact.
But why do we feel entitled to know — and reveal — details about our favorite celebrities' weddings?
“Because they have everything else,” jokes Brian Niemetz, editor of the New York Daily News’ [email protected] gossip column. “Part of it for me is if they want to market their celebrity, it comes with the territory. They are a product. If they’ve allowed themselves to become a product then they can’t be upset about being treated like a product.”
He says that if a celebrity is going to use, well, their celebrity, to sell movies, the journalists can use the celebrity to sell stories.
“If you want to go on The Tonight Show and plug your movie, then I have a right to write about you,” he adds, saying the golden rule is, “If you have a publicist then you don’t get privacy. It’s one or the other, you either have privacy or you have a publicist.”
J. Donovan Pr owner Johnny Donovan tells Personal Space that most celebs do try to work out an exclusive for their big day, but that ultra ultra A-listers who want to keep it private better expect that it’s “going to come out somehow, some way.”
He just did the PR rollout for former Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese’s wedding at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey.
“Every celebrity is different. Deena had an exclusive with OK! magazine, but also wanted her guests to keep their phones in order to have their own memories of the day,” he says.
But, he adds, many A-listers are looking to keep their private lives private and make all guests turn in phones util the big day has wrapped.
And while celebrities, of course, have a right to a private wedding, they often don’t get it.
“It’s the same thing with being pregnant, people don’t want people knowing right away, that can be the case for weddings,” Donovan says, “It depends how they want to present it to the public eye.”
When a star does decide they just want to share the day with friends and family, they need to often lie about what the gathering is for, confiscate phones, and trust that those close to them won’t blab to the press.
But don’t expect it to stay secret, when you rent tents, cater an event and fly your friends and family somewhere, someone is going to catch on. It comes with the territory.
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