Dance Host Sanchez Weds Hollywood Agent
FOX star Lauren Sanchez exchanges vows with agent who represents Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Ever the accommodating bride, Lauren Sanchez, host of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, happily made room for the clients of her groom, agent Patrick Whitesell, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue, on newsstands Friday.
“Matt and Ben” – that’s Damon and Affleck – “don’t get to see each other often, so we sat them together,” she says. Also among the 250 guests at the Aug. 20 bash in Santa Barbara, Calif.: Affleck’s wife, Jennifer Garner, and two more clients, Jessica Alba and Hugh Jackman (who sang “Mack the Knife”).
After the “I dos,” Whitesell, 40, sealed the deal – and not with the usual handshake. “The kiss was long,” says wedding planner Marianne Weiman-Nelson. “You could tell they’re in love.”
And in the mood to dance. Trained by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Mary Murphy, Sanchez, 35, and her groom hit the dance floor for a sexy rumba.
With Sanchez’s show still taping, the couple could only take a quick trip to the South Pacific. Not that the honeymoon is already over. “I’d always ask my friends, ‘How do you know it’s the right one?'” says Sanchez. “Then when I met Patrick, I told them, ‘I so get it.'”