Stone and Cumberbatch are a couple of a surprisingly long list of celebrities who happen to have side gigs as ordained ministers—one that Adele officially joined, as she revealed on Tuesday that she in fact married two of her best friends, comedian Alan Carr and his partner, Paul Drayton, back in January.
Though he was in drag as "Vicky," the chain-smoking denim lover from The Characters, it was in fact the comedian and actor John Early who carried out the surprise wedding between Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer. (Looks like Schumer may not have been joking after all when she explained the ask was so last-minute because "Adele backed out".
In news of celebs we didn’t realize knew each other, Stevie Nicks was the one to officiate Vanessa Carlton’s wedding to Deer Tick’s John McCauley. (For the outdoor ceremony, Nicks wore a flower crown.
Adam Levine’s longtime friend Jonah Hill was the one to officiate his wedding to Behati Prinsloo in Cabo in 2014—a ceremony that Prinsloo’s minister dad deemed "loose, romantic, and fun".
Far from forgetting his BFF Ian McKellen when Patrick Stewart married the singer Sunny Ozell in 2013, he tapped McKellen to officiate the ceremony. (Like Kesha, the ceremony wasn’t his first; he now even owns a "minister" slogan tee.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s marriage may be no more these days, but its beginning will have always taken place at the hands of Victor Garber, Garner’s on-screen dad in Alias, who officiated their 2005 wedding in Turks and Caicos.
A matter of hours after he found out out he was nominated for an Emmy, Benedict Cumberbatch flew off to Ibiza on his birthday in 2013 to officiate the marriage of his friends Seth Cummings and Rob Ridner.
Though it’s unclear whether or not the wedding took place, she told a radio station at the time, in 2011: "My yoga instructor Tricia is a lesbian and she lives with her partner for years now, and they have a beautiful daughter.
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