The actor stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, where he confirmed that he’s officially a married man.
“Congratulations, I think you just got married,” said DeGeneres.
“I did, yes,” LaBeouf, 30, replied. “You said ‘I think’ because you thought I was messing around or something.”
Following the LaBeouf’s seemingly impromptu nuptials in a Las Vegas wedding chapel presided over by an Elvis impersonator last week, many doubted the validity of the ceremony due to the actor’s love of doing off-the-wall performance art pieces — and the fact that it was live-streamed on the Internet.
But LaBeouf said it was never his intention for the entire world to see his wedding.
“The plan was for it to be a private deal,” he admitted. “Part of the package, the King Tut package, you get a live stream for free.”
The actor said he and Goth originally declined the offer to tape the ceremony because they wanted it to be an intimate occasion for just themselves and their respective mothers, who were also present at the ceremony.
“We get home and it’s like, ‘Woah hey, listen something changed,’ “ he said. “So I called them up and they said, ‘Somebody pressed the wrong button that sends the video to TMZ.’ “
The video may have been an unexpected twist for the couple, but they now look at it as a positive part of the experience.
“We’re proud of it. It was love,” he said. “Dads couldn’t be there so it was kind of nice to have them there in a way.”
A post on Clark County, Nevada’s Twitter account on Wednesday said, “Our records show no marriage license for Shia LaBeouf & Mia Goth. A commitment ceremony was performed #Vegas.”
When asked why the clerk’s office had confirmed the news, the office tweeted, “We were getting media inquiries & it’s a matter of public record.”