Seven Celebrity Couples Who Renewed Their Wedding Vows
Thinking about renewing your wedding vows? You'd be in good company. The practice of reaffirming a marriage years after originally tying the knot has peaked in popularity as of late—for regular couples (just like you!) and celebrity duos, alike. Plenty of your favorite high-profile pairings, from Beyoncé and Jay Z to Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, have decided to reaffirm their unions with a vow renewal ceremony. The best part? You can use their celebrations as inspiration for your own.
Ahead, you'll discover a series of celebrity duos who decided to renew their vows. While some of these twosomes have (expectedly) thrown parties that rivaled their wedding days, others kept it low-key. As you're about to discover, both methods are valid—it's up to you to decide which type of event speaks to your union. Whether you make like Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso and plan the party that you never got to have (this duo first tied the knot at Miami's City Hall and promised each other that they'd throw a lavish event in the years to come!), or copy David and Victoria Beckham and plan an intimate service right at home, there's no wrong way to reaffirm the love you share or celebrate the life you've built together.
Another celebrity stand-out? Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault's second ceremony—which was a complete surprise. The French billionaire surprised his wife of a decade with a romantic, casual service in Bora Bora (she thought she was headed to the spa!). These tidbits are just a taste of the sweet stories behind your favorite celebrity vow renewals—discover more about each special ceremony ahead.
Beyoncé and Jay Z
2018 was a huge year for Beyoncé and Jay Z, who, in the middle of releasing a joint album and touring the world as a family, found time to renew their vows. The dynamic duo gave fans a small glimpse into the private ceremony, attended by their children, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir, in a video montage during an On the Run II concert. Beyoncé (who later posted more about the meaningful moment on Instagram) wore an off-the-shoulder Galia Lahav wedding dress for the occasion; Jay Z followed his wife's lead and also wore white.
David and Victoria Beckham
The Beckhams, who originally tied the knot in 1999 at an ornate Irish castle (they both wore white for the service and then changed into matching purple ensembles for their party!), took a much less lavish approach when they renewed their vows in 2017. The small ceremony took place in their home; just six guests stood witness, the soccer player revealed to BBC Radio.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
While David and Victoria Beckham decided to keep their vow renewal low-key, Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, planned a celebration that blew their actual wedding day (a quiet affair at Miami's City Hall) out of the water. According to E! News, the duo spent a reported $600,000 on the celebration, which was held at a luxury resort in Saint Lucia. Jimmy Kimmel officiated the service, during which Damon made Barroso the following promises: "[I promise] to keep my sense of humor through everything and anything life throws at us…to defend you in public and correct you in private, to hold the handheld shower when you're rinsing the dye out of your hair even though you say I don't do it right, to always respect your views even when we disagree—like about the fact that there's a right way and a wrong way to hold a handheld shower…to make a fool out of myself in front of you—but not too often…to be the dad our four beautiful children deserve, to be your best friend."
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
After 12 happy years of marriage, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon held another ceremony, reaffirming their bond, on Valentine's Day in 2016. Davis, her mother, and her four-year-old daughter Genesis wore white Carmen Marc Valvo dresses, which suited the all-white décor landscape. Following the celebration, Davis took to Instagram, where she showed how meaningful the day was to her: "I really feel alive. This really makes a life. If I had to look back on my life, this is the moment that would play out and I would think, 'Well done.'"
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
To mark five years of wedded bliss, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin ventured to the Wolffer Estate Winery in Long Island, New York, in 2017 to renew their vows, reported People. The duo's three children, Carmen, Rafael, and Leonardo, attended the private event; their fourth, Romeo, was born the following year.
Brian and Brittany Kelley
At the end of 2018, Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley reaffirmed his marriage to his wife Brittany. Their second special day took place at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur—originally, the getaway was simply a way to celebrate their five-year anniversary. The country singer, however, had another plan in place; he surprised his wife with a renewal ceremony. "To say those words and make that commitment again—I feel like we do it every day; we tell each other we love each other and we show it by our actions—but to have a spiritual little ceremony with both of us, it's just something I think we both needed after an amazing, long year," he told People. "What a blessing this year has been. We just wanted to do that for ourselves."
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Speaking of surprises: Francois-Henri Pinault took the same approach when planning his and Salma Hayek's 2018 vow renewal in Bora Bora. As for how he pulled it off? Pinault told his wife of nearly a decade that she was headed to the spa (hence their casual attire!). Hayek, however, didn't mind a bit—something she made very clear on Instagram. "The summer is coming to an end and my best moment was when my husband surprised me with a vow renewal," she wrote, alongside a few photos from the service.