July 4 is all about fireworks, barbeques and ... wedding bells? Independence Day wasn’t just about celebrating America this weekend. Some celebrities made it about love. Several actors, musicians and reality stars got married on the Fourth of July. Check out the celebs who had patriotic nuptials:
Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick: The singer married the former Morgan Stanley account executive during their annual Independence Day party. The wedding was a surprise to all the guests, People reports. The two have been together since 2009 and are expecting a daughter this summer.
— People magazine (@people) July 5, 2015
Tara Costa and John Baranowski: Costa, a former “Biggest Loser” contestant, married her fiancé Baranowski on July 4 in New York, according to Us Weekly. While Baranowski is not a reality star, several of Costa’s “Biggest Loser” Season 7 cast mates were in attendance, including Mark Pinhasovich, Pamela Geil and Jackson Carter. The bride and groom provided guests Independence Day-themed cocktails at the reception.
— Salvador E. Prado (@SalvaPradoVigo) July 5, 2015
Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip: The “Ugly Betty” actress was on vacation in Egypt when she met Skrip, a former accountant. Her reps confirmed the Fourth of July ceremony to People, but no details were revealed. It seems that the ceremony may have been a destination wedding. Williams tweeted about going on a “road trip” for the weekend.
Road trip for the holiday weekend Happy 4th __ https://t.co/x2s1i4FPYH
— Vanessa Williams (@VWOfficial) July 2, 2015
Tim Lopez and Jenna Reeves: The Plain White T’s guitarist went on the dating show “Ready for Love” in 2013 where he met Jenna Reeves. The show was canceled after just a few episodes, but the couple continued to see each other. They got married at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in California on Saturday night, E! Online reports. Unlike Joel and Williams, their wedding wasn’t a secret to anyone. Jenna posted a photo on social media the day before their wedding with their marriage certificate.
— Jenna Reeves (@imaJENNAtion_) July 3, 2015