Congrats to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and longtime love Lauren Hashian. And, of course, since it’s The Rock he made this major move in a major way — complete secrecy.
The “Hobbs & Shaw” star made the announcement Monday morning, sharing with the world that he and Lauren said “we do” while in Hawaii.
The couple shares two children — Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 1. But, what they didn’t share was any news about wedding planning leading up to the surprise nuptials. However, they aren’t the only ones to go the covert route. Here are 5 more couples that said “I do” in secret.
Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha
The notoriously private “Scandal” star and her former NFL pro hubby wed in 2013 when, at the time, most people barely knew they were a couple. And to keep the wedding completely off the grid, the pair tied the knot in Hailey, Idaho. They’ve continued the uber-private trend into parenthood as they share two children together and Asomugha’s older daughter from a previous relationship … the kids have only been seen by the public once.
Muhammad Ali & Veronica Porche
The famed boxer married Veronica, his third wife, while STILL married to his second wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali!! According to USA Today, their secret marriage ceremony was held a week before the big fight in Zaire Porche and only Ali, Porche, and the African man who married them attended the ceremony. Veronica stated that they told only Luis Sarria, who was Ali’s masseur and conditioner, for fear of legal ramifications if more people found out. Porche and Ali were legally married in 1977, soon after his divorce from Camacho-Ali was official. But, then Porche and Ali divorced in 1986.
Ludacris & Eudoxie
The ATL rapper popped the question ton his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie on Christmas Eve 2014. But, here’s the real gotcha gotcha — the also got married that same day! Luda revealed the secret nuptials to fans weeks later
Janet Jackson & James Debarge & Rene Elizondo Jr.
Ms. Jackson (if ya nasty) and James Debarge secretly eloped in 1984 … and no one knew. However, just one year later the union was annulled. But Janet wasn’t done with her hidden rendezvous, she secretly wed again, this time to second husband Rene Elizondo Jr. Folks didn’t find out about their union for nearly eight years when Elizondo filed for divorce in 2000.
Jermaine Jackson & Alejandra Oaziaza
And speaking of the Jacksons, it seems the entire family loves a low-key nuptial. But, for Jermaine, his came with a side of shade. Jackson stole away, then married, the mother of his younger brother Randy’s children. That’s right … Jermaine and Randy’s kids are cousin-siblings.
Randy dated Alejandra Oaziaza for a long time and the couple had two kids (but never married). However, when Randy went on the road, Jermaine slid in and in 1995, secretly married his brother’s boo. The two forbidden lovers later had 3 children of their own — Jaafar, Donte and Jermajesty. The couple later divorced.
Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley
And, one more Jackson rounds out our list — the one and only, Michael! The King of Pop married the daughter of the King of Rock in 1994. The secret ceremony took place in the Dominican Republic. According to Brides:
While vacationing in the Dominican Republic, Jackson and Presley drove in a white minivan to the house of a local judge on May 26, 1994, paid a small fee, and tied the knot. “Do you take this woman to be your wife?” the officiant asked the groom. “Why not?” Jackson reportedly replied. Yikes!
The wedded bliss only last a couple of years — the pair divorced in 1996.
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