All the Stars Who've Married on New Year's Eve

Sharon & Ozzy! Will & Jada! See which celebrities tied the knot as the ball dropped

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Bubba Wallace & Amanda Carter

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Bubba Wallace and Amanda Carter kicked off 2023 as husband and wife!

The NASCAR driver, born Darrell Wallace Jr, and his long-time love, exchanged vows in front of 250 guests at the JW Marriott in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 31, 2022.

"Getting married, and starting a new life together, I'm just so excited to have a good one in my corner," Wallace told PEOPLE. "We have so much fun together."

02 of 21

Jenny Slate & Ben Shattuck

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I Want You Back actress Jenny Slate revealed to Marie Claire in early 2022 that she and Ben Shattuck wed in their living room on the New Year's Eve prior. They had postponed and canceled their nuptials three times due to the COVID outbreak, resizing it until they decided to do the intimate at-home version.

"We were planning on a [wedding] that ended up being almost 200 people, and then now, it's just our parents and siblings. We each invited six friends… I actually like it," she told the magazine. "I like it better."

Added Slate, "I didn't realize how the large thing was making me feel uncomfortable, a little bit. Just a little."

The couple announced their engagement in September 2019. Their original plan was to tie the knot in June 2020 but that was canceled.

03 of 21

Adam Rippon & Jussi-Pekka Kajaala

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Jussi-Pekka Kajaala (left) and Adam Rippon. courtesy Adam Rippon

The Olympic figure skating medalist and Dancing with the Stars alumnus-turned-TV personality Adam Rippon made it official with his Finnish real estate broker fiancé, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala (a.k.a. JP), at an office building in Los Angeles on the last day of 2021.

Rippon said he surprised himself at the onset of emotion during their vows: "That was a moment where I wasn't expecting it to be so sweet. It was very sweet." Afterward, he admitted, "I cried when I left."

Of course, they celebrated, too. "We were in bed by 10:30, but we got home and got right to champagne immediately," Rippon said. "No excuses. Winners don't quit champagne."

04 of 21

Kathy Griffin & Randy Bick

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New decade, same love! Comedian Kathy Griffin and her longtime boyfriend Randy Bick announced their engagement in a hilarious video on New Year's Eve 2019 — and tied the knot (with none other than comedy legend Lily Tomlin officiating) just a few hours later.

"What was supposed to be a shallow, 'toot it and boot it' one-night stand has grown and flourished into something far more meaningful," said the Grace and Frankie star as she began the ceremony. "They stayed together. Then they couldn't stay away from one another."

"We are in love and we cannot stop laughing," Griffin wrote on social media afterward. In addition to the sweet ceremony, her wedding dress held special significance for the couple — it was the outfit she wore for their first date, back in 2011.

05 of 21

Erin Foster & Simon Tikhman

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What better way to ring in the New Year than with a new ring? Bumble entrepreneur Erin Foster kicked off 2020 with a glamorous Nashville wedding to her businessman fiancé Simon Tikhman on New Year's Eve.

The couple, who started dating in August 2018, said "I do" in front of their closest family and friends, including the bride's dad David Foster, his wife Katharine McPhee, and pals Kate Hudson and Rachel Zoe.

"I got to marry the love of my life, and hopefully will never have to look at a seating chart again for as long as I shall live," Foster joked on Instagram.

06 of 21

Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro

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That's one way to send the year out with a bang! Maria Menounos and her longtime fiancé Kevin Undergaro decided to take their New Year's Eve 2018 wedding very public, saying "I do" in N.Y.C. just before midnight during Fox's New Year's Eve broadcast, which Menounos was co-hosting with Steve Harvey. Harvey officiated the wedding. The couples' parents were in attendance, and the entire affair (dress included!) came together in just two weeks. "I'm excited to be able to call her my wife," Undergaro told PEOPLE. "It's been 'girlfriend' for so long that it will be nice to finally, finally be able to say 'my wife.' "

07 of 21

Brian McKnight & Leilani Mendoza

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Singer Brian McKnight and his girlfriend Leilani Mendoza also exchanged vows on the final night of 2017 at Oheka Castle on Long Island, New York. The bride wore a sheer gown studded with more than 50,000 Swarovski crystals, while the groom looked dapper in his tux. "Happiest day of our lives," McKnight captioned one of his pics, adding the hashtag #iloveourlife.

08 of 21

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett

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He sent her a truckload of flowers while courting her in the '90s, but Will Smith's 1997 New Year's Eve wedding to Jada Pinkett was even more over-the-top. About 100 guests gathered at the Cloisters mansion in Baltimore — taken to the venue by limo and checked in twice by security — to hear the couple read heartfelt love letters to one another before sealing it with a kiss.

09 of 21

Christy Carlson Romano & Brendan Rooney

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A romantic 2011 proposal in Italy led to the former Even Stevens actress Christy Carlson Romano's magical Dec. 31, 2013, wedding to producer Brendan Rooney in Alberta, Canada. Guests at the intimate celebration dined on tuna and avocado tartar, beef tenderloin and grilled prawns and finished their meal with a white chocolate wedding cake with raspberry filling.

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Shania Twain & Frédéric Thiébaud

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It was a happy ending to a wild romance. Shania Twain found love with Frédéric Thiébaud, husband of her close friend and employee Marie-Anne, after Marie-Anne took up with Shania's husband, music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange (got that?). In a relationship swap for the record books, the two heartbroken divorcées leaned on each other and fell in love, marrying on New Year's Day 2011 in a beach wedding at the Rincon Ocean Villa in Puerto Rico.

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Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne

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While Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's 1982 Hawaiian wedding was as wild as could be (he wore custom-made fangs, nibbled on his bride's neck instead of kissing her and served a brandy-soaked wedding cake), their New Year's Eve 2002 vow-renewal ceremony was a tad more traditional. The party at the Beverly Hills Hotel included celebrity guests like Justin Timberlake and Chris Rock, while daughter Kelly Osbourne served as flower girl.

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Luann de Lesseps & Tom D'Agostino Jr.

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After TV drama threatened to split them up on The Real Housewives of New York, Luann de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino Jr. made their union official in front of 250 wedding guests in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2016. "Not only are we getting married, it's Tom's 50th birthday. And it's New Year's Eve," de Lesseps previously told PEOPLE. "I want people to come and be a witness to a great wedding, a beautiful setting, a fun party, and the spectacularness of New Year's Eve." That August, sadly, the couple announced their plans to divorce.

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Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting

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"Yep :) #thesweetings," Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco said in a New Year's Instagram shot of herself in a pink wedding dress, kissing new hubby Ryan Sweeting (they have since divorced) in the early hours of 2014. The two dated briefly before getting engaged in September 2013. "I know that it seems a little crazy on paper but it works for us," the actress said around that time. "From day one, I just knew immediately and it's been magic."

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Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris

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After Crystal Harris called off her 2011 wedding to Hugh Hefner just five days beforehand, the Playboy founder and Playboy Playmate – who had a 60-year age difference – made it down the aisle at the end of 2012, surrounded by close family and friends at the Playboy Mansion. "Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner. Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed," Crystal tweeted. Hefner died in 2017 at the age of 91.

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Johnny Weir & Victor Voronov

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Fgure-skating champ Johnny Weir tied the knot with his boyfriend, Georgetown Law grad Victor Voronov, in front of the couple's parents in a civil ceremony at a New York courthouse on Dec. 30, 2011. "I am honored to have been married in the great state of New York, and I hope more states pass laws allowing all Americans to be united through love and marriage," Weir said in a statement. In 2014, Weir filed for divorce.

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Rachel Griffiths & Andrew Taylor

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Brothers & Sisters star Rachel Griffiths rang in 2003 by marrying artist and longtime friend Andrew Taylor in a candlelit ceremony at St. Kilda's Palais Theater in Melbourne, Australia, before 140 guests including fellow actors Toni Collette, Frances O'Connor and Peter Phelps.

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Michael Phelps & Nicole Johnson

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Why have one wedding when you can have three? The Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his longtime love Nicole Johnson exchanged vows for the third time in 2016 with a 1920s-themed party at the Arizona Biltmore resort. The couple secretly tied the knot in June prior to the Olympic games, and again in October in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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Kate Hudson & Chris Robinson

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It looked like love at first sight for Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson: She moved in with the rocker just days after meeting him in 2000, and the two were married that New Year's Eve at her mom Goldie Hawn's home in Old Snowmass, Colorado. But one child and six years later, the couple announced their divorce in 2006.

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Landon Donovan & Bianca Kajlich

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Soccer stud Landon Donovan and Rules of Engagement actress Bianca Kajlich wed on New Year's Eve 2007 in Santa Barbara, California, in a fun-filled affair that included In-N-Out burgers and karaoke. "Words couldn't possibly do the night justice," Bianca said at the time. Sadly, the couple divorced in 2010.

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Tyson Ritter & Elena Satine

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"We feel very fortunate to have started the New Year this way," the All-American Rejects singer Tyler Ritter and Magic City actress Elena Satine told PEOPLE of their Dec. 31, 2013, nuptials. "With an abundance of love and happiness together, shared with all of our friends and family." Indeed, the two – engaged in April – exchanged vows in front of 50 loved ones in Seaside, Florida, before a night of dinner, dancing and cutting into one yummy-looking cake.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Amy Reimann

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The NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his girlfriend, Amy Reimann, got hitched at the end of 2016, announcing the news on Twitter. "Happily married!!! What an amazing experience," the athlete wrote, captioning a photo of the newlyweds. "Looking forward to the rest of our lives @Amy_Reimann. #honeymooners."

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