At one time, eloping was about running away to get married in secret, because the whole world was against you. These days, no one is usually against people getting married. Still, celebrities sometimes elope for various reasons. In the case of Kelly Clarkson, for example, the reason was that going through the wedding rigmarole seemed too inconvenient. Still, hearing that someone’s eloped can have an exciting ring to it. Here are 10 celebrity couples who eloped, even if they could easily have married the usual way.
1. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Supermodel Gisele and star Super Bowl quarterback Tom Brady were engaged in January 2009. They had no real reason to rush the wedding. Gisele wasn’t pregnant (although Tom Brady’s ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan was expecting at the time). Perhaps Gisele simply wanted to not be shown up by an ex-girlfriend. Gisele and Brady married in a small, secret ceremony right after their engagement, though, and she became pregnant herself.