12 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Married

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Being a celebrity means living your life in the spotlight. Fans devour every fact about you. They chronicle your career. They examine your personal life with what can sometimes seem like insane, over-the-top zeal. And it may sound crazy, but who among us hasn't secretly cried over a celebrity breakup?

With that constant analysis of every aspect of a star's existence, it can be shocking to realize that some celebs have a special talent for actually maintaining privacy. And what is more intimate than a romantic relationship? A handful of famous folks are incredibly adept at keeping their dating lives and even their marriages under wraps.

From the television couples who are actually together IRL to some unlikely pairings you never noticed, here are 12 surprising celebrity marriages.
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Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser
Casual Mad Men viewers may not recall Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel’s three-episode cameo back in 2012, but it turned out to be a life-changing role for the actress. That's because while on set, she met her now-husband Vincent Kartheiser, who played Pete Campbell. In the show, Bledel’s character had a brief affair with Pete, which must have ignited some passion between the actors, who began dating soon after.

In June 2014, Bledel and Kartheiser had a low-key wedding ceremony in Ojai, California. Bledel gave birth to a son in Fall 2015, and true to form, the couple kept the birth hush-hush for around six months. These two are super secretive — but we can't knock it.
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David Cross & Amber Tamblyn
This happy couple of three years first met on a flight from Houston to Louisiana. Apparently, Tamblyn, who was a big fan of Cross’ work on Arrested Development, was staring at him from across the plane. Noticing this, Cross switched seats to sit next to her, and the two spent the whole flight laughing at a copy of SkyMall. Talk about a meet-cute.

Cross has said that he was initially hesitant to pursue Tamblyn because of their 19-year age difference, but the couple began dating in 2009 and were engaged two years later. On October 6, 2012, they officially tied the knot in the most beautifully hipster wedding ceremony ever.
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Jordan Peele & Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele were actually set up by Andy Samberg, another celeb who made this list. Peretti and Samberg co-star on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but the two have been friends since elementary school. Peele first expressed his interest in Peretti to his fellow comedian friend Andy, who was “all over it.” The pair officially began dating in March 2013 but didn’t make their relationship public until August of that year, when they appeared together at the Comedy Central Creative Arts Emmy party.

In November 2015, Peretti announced their engagement via Twitter. And fans were again surprised in March of this year when Peretti posted a photo on Instagram confirming that the couple had eloped. The only witness to their nuptials was their adorable dog, and he didn't share the secret with anyone.
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Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom
Famous harpist and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom first met comedian Andy Samberg, who was a big fan of her music, when his SNL co-star Fred Armison brought him to one of her shows in 2008. Upon being introduced, Newsom blurted out that she recognized Samberg from Just 2 Guyz, a 2005 Lonely Island digital short she had coincidentally just been watching backstage with her band.

Following the encounter, the couple began dating, and in February 2013, Andy Samberg’s reps confirmed the couple was engaged. They were married on September 21, 2013, at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur.
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Steve & Nancy Carell
If you’re a fan of The Office, you surely remember Michael Scott’s short-lived relationship with his real estate agent, Carol Stills. But did you know that the actress who plays Carol is Steve Carell's wife IRL? The two met at Second City in Chicago, where both were studying improv in the '90s. In The Office, delusional Michael Scott proposes to Carol after just nine dates, and she turns him down.

In reality, the two were married on August 5, 1995. Aside from being husband and wife, they also have a creative partnership. Most recently, they co-created the TBS comedy Angie Tribeca. Steve has said of his wife, "She makes me laugh more than anybody."
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Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally
Together, these two played a deeply dysfunctional on-again, off-again couple on Parks & Recreation, but in real life, Offerman and Mullally have been happily married since 2003. In 2000, both actors were cast in a play called The Berlin Circle, which was produced by the Evidence Room Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

Offerman once described his initial attraction to Mullally, saying, "After rehearsal one night we went and drove around. I put my hand on hers on the gearshift in the middle and that was very electric." On September 20, 2003, the couple threw a casual party for 20 guests that turned out to be a surprise wedding.
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