Stars Who Were Parents of the Bride or Groom

They said "I do" to a new son or daughter, too! These celebrities played the part of proud parents as their kids walked down the aisle — we just wish we could have heard the epic reception speeches they might have given

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Jeff Bridges

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In September of 2021, the actor released an update on his cancer diagnosis in which he also revealed his youngest daughter, Hayley Roselouise Bridges, had married.

After contracting COVID-19, Bridges said he needed oxygen assistance while walking. But once Hayley's wedding approached, he pushed himself to accomplish a milestone.

"I had a goal—walking my daughter Hayley down the aisle," he wrote on his website. "She was getting married to a wonderful guy, Justin Shane. Thanks to Zach [Wermers, physical therapist] and my terrific medical team, I was able to, not only walk Hay down the aisle, but do the father/bride dance with her without oxygen."

His post included video of the tender dance, and months later, Brides shared stunning images from the big day.

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Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy's eldest daughter Bria Murphy, whom the actor shares with ex-wife Nicole, married her actor fiancé Michael Xavier July 9 in Beverly Hills. The actor was all business as he walked Bria down the aisle, then later let loose on the dance floor for a father/daughter dance set to Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely."

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Jane Seymour

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The star traveled to Seoul for the wedding of her son Kris to his bride Miso and shared happy moments from the ceremony, including this photo with the bride and groom, plus her son Johnny and his girlfriend Zipporah — as well as a video of her sons performing "A Thousand Years" together.

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Andy Garcia

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Life imitated art for the star of the just-released Father of the Bride remake when he was the proud dad at daughter Daniella's June 11 wedding and then again at his daughter Dominik's on July 9 (pictured). Video posted by Daniella shows the actor giving a speech and dancing with his wife and daughters, while Dominik's Instagram story showed her brought to tears by her father's speech and having a special one-on-one dance with Dad.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

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For her daughter Ruby's cosplay-theme wedding to her new spouse Kynthia, the actress officiated wearing the costume of the World of Warcraft character Jaina Proudmoore, picked out for her by the couple.

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Ron Howard

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdH7mKtM_3K/ brycedhoward Verified Congratulations to the newlywed couple @paigecarlylehoward & @timmyabou!! 🥰♥️ Although it took a whole pandemic to reach this special moment, I can’t imagine a more perfect day celebrating you two. Tim, I am filled with gratitude and joy to call you my brother!!⁣ ⁣ @kateydenno & @lemondynyc, you made my already gorgeous sister shine like the supernatural beauty that she is. @heracouture, the bride’s dress design was a dream come true — when Paige walked down the aisle, we literally gasped. And last but not least, let’s give a round of applause for our incredible officiant @realronhoward 😉 ⁣ ⁣ What a truly magical day ✨
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The proud dad reflected on his daughter Paige's wedding day with a touching post on Instagram.

"Our Paigey looked like the flower goddess she truly is in one of the most beautiful gowns I have ever seen," he captioned a photo of himself officiating in front of Paige and her now-husband Tim Abou-Nasr. "Thank you for aligning your magic so perfectly with hers @heracouture ! Groom @timmyabou was looking great as well & it was an unparalleled highlight for me to officiate."

Paige married actor and artist Abou-Nasr in Central Park, New York on May 1. Her father officiated the ceremony and her sister, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, was a bridesmaid.

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Josh Brolin

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The actor celebrated his daughter Eden on her wedding day with a sweet picture of the two of them having a moment in a car, Eden in her bridal finery and Brolin in a cowboy hat and suit.

"When your daughter gets married it all shows up: the memories, a life lived (or not), and how certain relationships resonate," he wrote on Instagram in a poetic reflection on his daughter's big day. "My son and my daughters are happy, contented. All the greatest gifts have no form, and sit there waiting to be acknowledged."

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Ringo Starr

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The Beatles drummer's son Zak Starkey, also a musician, tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Sharna "Sshh" Liguz on the day their daughter Luna turned 1. Starr was on hand to "give away" his son (while Eddie Vedder served as best man!).

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Diane Keaton

For her daughter Dexter's wedding to love Jordan White, the actress was true to her signature style, wearing a cream linen pantsuit with flat-brim hat and chunky boots. She shared a snap of the big day (at about 0:14) in a birthday tribute video to son Duke.

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Kathy Hilton

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Paris Hilton's mom (who did as much planning for the big day as Paris herself, to hear her tell it!) donned an elegant Art Deco-inspired black ballgown with sheer sleeves and even did double duty as wedding entertainment to help get the flower girls to crack a smile as they walked down the aisle.

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Jimmy Kimmel

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The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host took his daughter Katie for a twirl for the classic father-daughter dance at her September wedding.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after the nuptials, Kimmel confirmed he was indeed a fan of his new son-in-law.

"People ask that too, like, 'How's the guy?' And I'll tell you, the guy is great. His name is Will and he's a great guy," he explained. "And if he wasn't, he'd be dead right now."

"That's how we operate in my family," he joked.

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Mary Steenburgen

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The Nightmare Alley star (pictured in her custom Ralph Lauren mother-of-the-groom dress alongside daughter Lilly) said she felt like "the luckiest mother in the world" in an Instagram post celebrating the September wedding of her son Charlie McDowell to Lily Collins.

"Thank you for letting us all bask in the sheer beauty of your love for each other. My heart is overflowing and it almost feels like the last few days were some sort of beautiful dream," she wrote at the time. "But it is all real."

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Al Roker

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Cheers! The Today show star was all smiles at his daughter Courtney's June wedding, posting a touching tribute before the weekend began.

"On this #tbt❤️ I am marveling at how fast time flies," Roker wrote, sharing a childhood shot of Courtney as well as a more recent photo with his daughter. "Seems like yesterday @ouichefroker was this little girl and tomorrow she's getting married. Al and Isabel Roker would have been so proud of their granddaughter."

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Ree Drummond

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The Pioneer Woman recently added another bullet to her packed resume: mother of the bride! The Food Network star's daughter Alex got married at the family's Oklahoma ranch in May (and the MOB wore Jovani).

Naturally, the tented event was catered by Ree's restaurant, the Mercantile, in their hometown of Pawhuska, Neb.

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Terri Irwin

Bindi Irwin knows her late father Steve was there in spirit on her special day.

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die," she captioned a photo with her husband Chandler Powell, mom Terry and brother Robert, smiling and holding a painting inspired by her April 2020 wedding day. The illustration depicts the family in their wedding best, and imagines Steve standing proudly between his daughter and wife.

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Barbra Streisand & James Brolin

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The couple attended the wedding of Brolin's daughter Molly, and naturally, the stepmother of the bride was impeccably accessorized. "It's a great picture taken by my daughter-in-law @KathrynBrolin," the superstar wrote on an Instagram post sharing it as a throwback.

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Stephen Baldwin

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The actor walked his daughter Hailey down the aisle at her September 2019 wedding to Justin Bieber.

Speaking with TMZ before the big day, Stephen shared why it was important for the couple to have a religious wedding following their 2018 courthouse ceremony.

"I just think that as Christians and as believers they understand that if you don't have God's spirit working in your marriage it just makes it more and more difficult to make it work and have peace and find happiness," he said.

"Weddings and marriage are supposed to be a holy commitment, one onto another," the father of the bride added.

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Susan Lucci

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The actress wore a brightly colored strapless gown for son Andreas Huber's wedding (and hopefully, wished him better luck in love than her All My Children character Erica Kane had!).

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Diana Ross

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Love reigns supreme! The legendary singer went all-out in planning her daughter Chudney's four-day wedding celebration in Hawaii in June 2015, the New York Daily News reported. (She also officiated at the wedding of son Evan Ross to Ashlee Simpson!)

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Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus

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The "Midnight Sky" singer took a page from her parents' book when she wed Liam Hemsworth in December 2018, saying "I do" in the living room of her home in Franklin, Tennessee, just like Tish and Billy Ray had done 25 years prior. The couple also honored the parents of the bride by tying the knot five days before the Cyrus' anniversary.

After less than a year of marriage, Miley and Hemsworth called it quits, in a divorce finalized a little more than a year later.

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Meryl Streep

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The Oscar-winning actress stepped into the role of a lifetime – mother of the bride! – when her daughter Grace Gummer wed Mark Ronson in September.

"Forever and ever yours ❤️" the DJ wrote in a loving tribute, announcing their marriage.

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Gayle King

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In February 2021, he CBS anchor shared the happy news on her show in February that her daughter Kirby wed Virgil Miller in December 2020.

The intimate ceremony was held at the home of Kirby's godmother, Oprah Winfrey.

At the time, King said she was "over the moon" for her daughter and new son-in-law. "Kirby really is so happy, and nothing beats when your children are happy," she told Oprah Magazine.

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Rick Hilton

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It was a wedding fit for a princess – or heiress! The hotelier's daughter Nicky wed James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in a fairytale wedding in June 2015. (Mom Kathy also looked appropriately regal in her baby-blue mother of the bride dress.)

"They're just perfect for each other. They're best friends," proud sister Paris Hilton previously told PEOPLE of the couple. "They're so loyal and they're so in love.

"They're the ultimate couple. They're like a prince and princess," she added – so it only made sense to get married on the royal grounds that Prince William and Kate Middleton call home.

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Susan Sarandon

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The Thelma & Louise star was thrilled to be the mother of the bride when her daughter Eva Amurri got married in October 2011 – and even happier to stay out of planning!

"My daughter should do this professionally, she is so on it. Eva really has very clear ideas of what she wants," Sarandon told PEOPLE a decade ago. "I've just weighed in on a couple of things."

"But I have very little responsibility, so I'm having a great time!" she teased.

Amuri and her husband Kyle Martino would go on to welcome three children together, and divorced in February 2020.

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