Famous Couples Who Eloped
Chris, Gwyneth and these other couples started their lives as man and wife on the downlow.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow wed her British rocker hubby in 2003. They may have inspired their fellow famous friends Jay Z and Beyonce to elope in 2008 as well.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: These two are now marriage veterans after eloping in Vegas in 1996. With four kids and two successful careers, they prove that a secret trip down the aisle can mean serious success.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey: This unlikely pair wed in 2008 in the Caribbean and have been inseparable ever since.
Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder Civil
Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder Civil: This couple eloped in 2007 and have been on a rocky road of drugs, jail and breakup rumors ever since.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt: Reality televisions favorite villain couple "secretly" eloped in 2008 (with an Us magazine camera crew on-hand) but have yet to make their marriage legal.
Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault
Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault: Hayek eloped with her French billionaire beau on Valentines Day of 2009.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander: Spears began her descent into the bad girl hall of fame when she wed her high school boyfriend in Vegas in 2004.
Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric
Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric: This very tall and very rich couple wed on Valentines Day of 2009 amid rumors that the Brazilian supermodel is pregnant.
Shannen Doherty and Rick Salomon
Shannen Doherty and Rick Salomon: The former "90210" star wed her sex-tape star boyfriend (famous for his romp with Paris Hilton) after just two weeks of dating in 1993. The marriage lasted just seven months, but Salomon went on to fame after ahem, dating, Hilton and Pam Anderson.